Dark Shadows | reviewed by: Joe Whip | September 24, 2012
entertainment value
I am sorry but Tim Burton & Johnny Depp really wiffed on this one. I loved the old TV show but this film is just terrible & waste of time.
genre Comedy | Fantasy | Horror | television | Thriller
synopsis In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better...
lead actors Johnny Depp | Michelle Pfeiffer | Helena Bonham Carter | Jonny Lee Miller | Jackie Earle Haley | Eva Green | Bella Heathcote | Gulliver McGrath | Chloe Moretz | Thomas McDonell | Ray Shirley | Christopher Lee | Alice Cooper | Ivan Kaye | Susanna Cappellaro | Raffey Cassidy
director Tim Burton