Watch: Vampire Film History and More in 'Dark Shadows' Featurette
The full length trailer for Dark Shadows has effectively gotten my interested in the horror comedy and will hopefully renew my faith in director Tim Burton as it seems to be a return to his quirky, but dark comedic roots from films like Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. Now we have a cool featurette for the film which takes a short look back at the history of the vampire on film before diving into some behind-the-scenes footage including our first look at a bit part featuring past Dracula, Christopher Lee, sharing the screen with Johnny Depp again and also Easter eggs for fans of the original Dark Shadows series.
Here's the featurette for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows originally from Apple:
A gothic-horror tale centering on the life of 200 year old vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts as master of Collinwood Manor in Collinsport, Maine.
Dark Shadows is directed by imaginative filmmaker Tim Burton, of films including Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland.. He's directing from a script by author-turned-writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) based on the cult ABC TV series created by Dan Curtis. Warner Bros is bringing Dark Shadows to theaters everywhere starting May 11th this summer. So how does that look?