• 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, Chloƫ Grace Moretz

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Comedy , Fantasy

Production Co: Zanuck Company, Infinitum Nihil, GK Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Amusing, in fits and spurts, and sure to make tons of money, but terribly familiar and fatigued. show more

  • 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

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Pinpointing the era - lovingly - is very much what Dark Shadows' has on its mind. While there's a tangle of romance and vengeance and all sorts of family matters to deal with, Burton's film is really about hippies in bell-bottoms, stoned out in their VW micro-buses. show more

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