• Dark Shadows (2012)

Dark Shadows

Release Date: May 11th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

In 18th-century Maine, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) presides over the town of Collinsport. A rich and powerful playboy, Barnabas seals his own doom when he breaks the heart of a witch named Angelique (Eva Green). Angelique turns Barnabas into a vampire and buries him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas escapes from his tomb and finds 1972 Collinsport a very different place. His once-grand estate has fallen into ruin, and the dysfunctional remnants of his family have fared little better.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloë Grace Moretz

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Fantasy , Comedy

Production Co: Zanuck Company, Infinitum Nihil, GK Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Melodramatic, Quest, 1970s, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Dark Shadows sinks its teeth half-way into its potentially meaty material but hesitates to go all the way. show more

  • 55
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Parts of Dark Shadows look lovely. So what happened to the story? show more

  • 40
    Bob MondelloNPR

    It's stately with a smirk, crossing Bram Stoker with "The Addams Family" to arrive at what sometimes feels like a wildly overproduced "Saturday Night Live" sketch. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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