Da-da-da-dum *snap snap* / da-da-da-dum *snap snap* / da-da-da-dum da-da-da-dum da-da-da-dum *snap snap* The Addams are a creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, and all together ooky family. The Addams Family first made their debut in a New Yorker cartoon. Then in a highly successful 60’s live-action TV series. Even though I knew the entire theme song by heart, I didn’t watch it nearly as much as I watched The Munsters. There was also an animated series in the 70’s, but The Addams Family didn’t really become popular again until the 1991 Barry Sonnenfeld movie was released. It gave a modern take to the unusually gothic family. With plenty of dark humor in between. The Addams Family actually centers around Uncle Fester. Who has apparently been missing for several years. Until he shows up one day, much to the skepticism of the rest of the family. Raúl Juliá and Anjelica Huston both make for a horrifically entertaining Gomez and Morticia Addams respectively. Christopher Lloyd was a bizarre choice to play Uncle Fester, but he does work. Although the real scene stealer is Christina Ricci as Wednesday. Her dead (no pun intended) pan deliver is perfect. Lurch, Grandmama, and Pugsley are also present. Better special effects mean Thing can actually move around and Cousin Itt also shows up, but it’s only a cameo. The Addams Family may not have the most clever story, but what it lacks in ideas, it makes up for in its perfectly dreadful cast.
Followed by: Addams Family Values