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Dark Shadows


Rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/11/2012 , 113min.
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Critic score based on 42 reviews

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November 16, 2012
As a fan or the original soap who has seen every episode of same and also had seen both previous movies. I must say this was surprisingly enjoyable.I say surpsingly because I must say that I went into it with a skeptical chip on my shoulder.And I want to add Rest In Peace Jonathan Frid.
September 28, 2012
September 24, 2012
The sporadic moments of humor just aren't enough to make this even a decent viewing. In short: a nonsensical, terrible film.
July 28, 2012
I loved it
July 02, 2012
I have been a fan of Dark Shadows for years. I was an avid watcher of the TV 30 minute Show five days a week. It was one of my favorite Soaps. I just got through reading one of the Dark Shadows Books by Lara Parker who played Angleique in the day time drama. However, this movie made a mockery of the story by making fun of the characters. There were several scenes which were pure nonsense,

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Dark Shadows doesn't know where it wants to dwell: in the eerie, subversive penumbra suggested by its title or in playful, go-for-broke camp. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
It seems hollow, somehow false, even by its own campy standards. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
At its best in comic mode, more effective as goofy spoof than horror show. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Dark Shadows is a mess, and it's unclear whether its bizarre recipe of comedy, campy horror, and gothic melodrama will satisfy anyone, regardless of their familiarity with the source material. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Amusing, in fits and spurts, and sure to make tons of money, but terribly familiar and fatigued. Full Review
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