Dark Shadows: ‘Strange is relative’

Posted by Glennis Byron on March 22, 2012 in News tagged with , ,

What do you think of the recently released trailer for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows? I hadn’t realised they were going to make it into such a straightforward comedy, indeed, almost slapstick.  I suppose it looks mildly interesting, just not at all what I expected.

Based on the original 1960s TV series Dark Shadows, the story focuses on Barnabas (Johnny Depp). Here’s the official plot summary:

“In 1752, the Collins family sails from Liverpool, England to North America. The son, Barnabas, grows up to be a wealthy playboy in Collinsport, Maine and is the master of Collinwood Manor. He breaks the heart of a witch, Angelique Bouchard, who turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. In 1972, Barnabas is freed and returns to find his manor in ruin. It is occupied by dysfunctional descendants and other residents, all of whom have secrets.”

It’s due to be released on 11 May in both UK and US. See also the character posters released on March 20 at http://www.hitfix.com/galleries/strange-is-relative-in-9-new-dark-shadows-character-posters/3#1

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