They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. They’re all together ooky: The Addams Family.
TV themes are a lost art form nowadays, which is tragic. Rarely has a theme been as iconic as that of The Addams Family, finger snaps and all. The theme song for the 1964-66 series, created by Vic Mizzy, remains one of those inescapable, iconic earworms. While the Addamses have gone through a variety of adaptations over the years, the theme has remained.
It still goes strong in the upcoming animated film, which drops in a week (Oct. 11). In an clip released by Entertainment Weekly, we see Lurch playing the organ while Thing requests different music. The disembodied hand has some discriminating tastes, but they settle on something that they both like. It is really cool to watch these two (mostly) voiceless characters interact off each other. Not too mention, it’s just a lot of fun.
Only Thing can have that much personality.
The film stars Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, and Bette Midler as members of the Addamses. It is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan of Sausage Party fame from a script by Matt Lieberman and Pamela Pettler.
The Addams Family will hit theatres on Friday, Oct. 11.