Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows 2012

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.
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An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

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  • Great fun. Johnny Depp is his usual weird self & it was a hoot to see the ditzy characters played by the talented Michelle Pfeiffer (always a favourite, though usually in serious roles) & Helena Bonham Carter as a pill popping alcoholic shrink! Enjoy it for what it is - it doesn't try to be high art.

  • I'm not interested in over-analysing this one. Let me simply say the family really enjoyed it.

  • Pretty lame. Can't believe I'm saying this about a Johnny Depp film, but I wasn't a fan :(

  • This was disappointing. Such a waste of a great cast. Tim Burton's film are usually so stylishly put together ... what a shame! It was tedious and predictable. Any joy or spark was lost through overworking every aspect.

  • Looking forward to the day that Depp does serious films again. If you were a fan of the original and later Dark Shadows don't watch this.

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  • Staying alive – Dark Shadows Review

    Dark Shadows is Tim Burton‘s best film in a decade. You’d have to go all the way back to Big Fish, or perhaps even 1999’s Sleepy Hollow to find anything comparable in quality. That might be damning...

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