Cast: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green
Director: Tim Burton
'Dark Shadows', the eighth collaboration between filmmaker Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, is part comedy and part horror. But in all honesty the film does little justice to either genre. Based on a popular American soap opera from the 60s and early 70s, the film stars Depp as vampire Barnabass Collins who is resurrected from his coffin in 1972 after 200 years, to find his sprawling estate in ruin, his family's fisheries business failing, and the vengeful witch who turned him into a bloodsucker (Eva Green) now the most successful person in their small coastal town. Teaming up with the current Collins matriarch (Michelle Pfeiffer), Barnabass is determined to set things right again.
A fish-out-of-water story on one level, most of the humor in 'Dark Shadows' is built around the single joke that Barnabass doesn't fit into the modern world of 1972. But Burton never commits to making a full-on comedy, throwing in some creepy horror elements that occasionally work, but also a tiring love triangle that you'll find too dull to emotionally invest in....more
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