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Published on March 18th, 2012 | by Laura

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Movie Trailer: Dark Shadows

Here is the trailer for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows for your viewing pleasure. Starring Johnny Depp (of course) and Michelle Pfeiffer amongst others it seems it’s not too far removed from the rest of Burton’s gothic wacky back catalogue. Hell it even has Helena Bonham Carter shoved in there for good measure as Burton can’t shite without her.

In 1752 the Collins family sail from Liverpool to America. The son, Barnabas, is a wealthy playboy who makes the mistake of breaking the heart of a witch named Angelique. She turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. As you do. No cutting up clothes for Angelique – you have to admire her creativity here. In 1972, Barnabas is accidently freed and returns to find his extensive manor home in ruins and occupied by his dysfunctional descendants.

Whilst this could simply be the Diet Coke of The Addams Family, the film will be worth checking out as it refreshingly portrays a vampire that actually looks like a vampire albeit a wimpy looking one. At least he doesn’t glitter eh?

Dark Shadows is out on May 11.

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One Response to Movie Trailer: Dark Shadows

  1. Emlyn says:

    Well as a Tim Burton fan, vampire/gothic fan, movie fan, knowing the original show (a bit), and 70’s kitsch fan, i’m really looking forward to this and looks great so far. Though there has been a certain amount of venom directed towards it by some so called ‘die-hard’ fans, but it’s entertainment for everyone at the end of the day. So cool! 🙂

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