Saturday, March 17, 2012

Johnny Depp as a vampire: Campy and awesome

I just caught the trailer for the upcoming Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows, a new take on the 1960s/'70s gothic soap opera of the same name. An obvious favorite of the director, Johnny Depp plays Barnabas Collins who was turned into a vampire by a jealous witch in the 18th century and was unearthed in 1972.

I don't really know anything about the original soap but I'm loving the dark comedy and campiness evident in the trailer and I personally don't care if it doesn't stay true to the original. Also, after seeing a thousand and one vampire reinventions in recent times, it's a breath of fresh air to have a bloodsucker of the classic and campy mold once again. And Depp fits the bill perfectly.

Dark Shadows also stars Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham-Carter, among others. It opens this summer.


  1. Great trailer, I have to see the movie!
    Wish you a lovely weekend!:)

  2. The trailer is amazing !
    and nice blog
    +1 new Follower

    Love Meroda


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