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Watch This: The Trailer for Dark Shadows!

Back in January, Sarah told you guys all about this movie, Dark Shadows: it stars Johnny Depp as a vampire named Barnabus Collins, it’s based on the old television show of the same name, it’s directed by Tim Burton, and so of course it will also feature Helena Bonham Carter.

Also, doesn’t it look so good?

Ok, I know that a lot of people aren’t nearly as excited for this latest gem from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, and that’s fair. I get that. I’ve never seen the original series, and I’d never even heard about it until I read about this movie, but I know it can be really upsetting when it feels like something you love so much gets stolen and twisted and soiled by someone else trying to celebrate it, so I won’t begrudge any haters for hatin’ on this movie I’m actually pretty excited about.

Another reason I want to see this film? Because it features Eva Green. You know who Eva Green is, right? She’s the actress who Johnny allegedly fell in love with, or at least slept with, which is what caused all those separation rumors about Johnny and his longtime lady love, Vanessa Paradis. Allegedly. And no, I haven’t heard anything about that split in a while.

But forget all the real life talk, there are vampires! And Michelle Pfeiffer, who’s always glorious! And the eternal love that is shared between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp! Everyone’s going to see this movie when it comes out in May, right?

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  • I am so excited about this film, honestly. I love Eva Green (ever since she played my favorite character in The Golden Compass) and, from the trailer, this looks goofy but entertaining.

    That said, I have never seen the original series. But I understand the sort of rage that you describe about that Adele song. I felt it when, after loving the Avatar: The Last Airbender series, I saw that abomination of a film version. I will never, ever, see another M. Night film. I hope that Dark Shadows fans do not have the same experience.

  • omgomgomgomgomg unbelievable!! Eva Green, Chloe Moretz, Helena BC, Johnny Depp IN ONE MOVIE! I fucking love Eva, ever since she did The Dreamers!

  • Being a huge fan of the original series this is nothing like it. Tim Burton has turned it into more of a comedy which the original was not. I am curious what Jonathan Frid, who played Barnabus in the series, thinks about the movie. I will watch the movie and try not to think about how Tim Burton portrayed it and think of it as something new. I am sure the younger generation who have never seen the original or even heard of it will like it. They need to see the original series.

    • I so fucking agree. I am a huge fan of the original series and this remake just annoys me.

  • Is it just me, or is Johnny Depp doing his best Colin Firth impression here? I swear, that COLIN’s voice, manner, and humor at work.

  • Well, I was a big fan of the original, too. Johnny Depp said he used to hurry home from school so he could watch it. This doesn’t appear to be anything like the original. In fact, it has a kind of Addams Family vibe to it. I’ll probably go see it, but I’m not expecting anything like the original. I wonder how Johnny thinks his movie stacks up to the original?

  • ummm, so is this another “revisioning” like he did with Planet of the Apes? Cause he jacked-up that movie, too. I was really looking forward to seeing this b/c i did like the original series, but, from what I saw in the trailer, he’s turned it into a kitschy joke.

  • When I first saw the trailor I was really upset. I was a big fan of the original series. I was crazy about Jonathan Frid who played Barnabas. I was one of the kids who ran home after school to see it. I wonder what the original actors who have
    cameos in this movie think about Depp’s interpretation ? If Depp
    was such a fan of the original I don’t see how he could do this.
    It’s well known by fans Jonathan hated it when people would call the series campy, because they filmed without stopping to
    correct any mistakes as they do today, it was filmed as though
    it were live. It had a very theatrical feel to it, and most of the
    actors had been stage actors and they’ve said they really put
    their hearts and souls into it. The series was really ahead of the times back then and tackled many issues that were current
    to that time period, which is probably why forty five years later
    it is still so popular, and the only soap opera which has gone to
    DVD and has two other films based on it along with another
    series in the early 90’s. That being said, I think of Depp’s film as
    a completely different project, I’ll see the movie just to see the
    cameos by the original actors.
    the series campy