Dark Shadows Trailer: Johnny Depp Gets the Vampire Treatment

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The trailer for Dark Shadows, in which director Tim Burton and the incomparable Johnny Depp reunite, has been released, and looks like a film only they could make.

The May 11 film, which is loosely based on the 1960s primetime vampire soap opera (seriously), follows a very supernatural family helmed by Depp’s Barnabas Collins.

The beginning of the trailer is pure gothic horror: an 18th century romance, a jealous witch, a freshly-born vampire crying blood, a ghost whispering “he’s coming.”

But they clearly don't take the source material too seriously after that. As you can see in the trailer below, there are a good number of laughs. Check it out ...

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Looks funny and I can't wait to see it. Never saw the original "Dark Shadows"

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I think because there are soooooooooo many vampire shows/movies Depp/Burton wanted to change it up a bit. That they did. See it for itself and don't compare it to anything previous.

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Once again Hollywood has failed to capture the true spirit of an original classic and once again the unfortunate souls who attend this movie shall empty their purses and receive only a hollow experience in return.

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Will not waste time and money on this BS !

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Johnny Depp is good in every part he acts,his a very talanted actor,he gets into the character if it`s a seriouse role and even if it`sa funny one.His one word-BRILLIANT!!!!!

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Johnny Depp and Tim Burton are extrondary togheter. I could watch a film Tim Burton directed and Johnny Depp acts in over and over. It's funny because people only watch the trailer and get all worked up about it. Calm the fuuux down. Who care if you think its going to suck?

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I am willing to give the film a chance.I'd rather a unique reboot than another tirseome fang flick...

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Not surprised. Don't think anyone could portray Barnabas Collins except Jonathon Frid. Depp is so quirky anyway.

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I was going to see it, but after seeing the trailer. I don't think so. I agree with you Darry...pure garbage.

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This is an insult to the original Dark Shadows theme and cast. A sad, sad day for such an original and popular series. This is pure garbage.

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