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Watch: Vampire Film History and More in 'Dark Shadows' Featurette

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April 26, 2012
Source: Apple

Dark Shadows

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?

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments

1

no thank you. 

Jim on Apr 26, 2012

2

looks fun!!

Avmir on Apr 26, 2012

3

i love johnny depp & his movies! i think that will great movie!

Mahsa on Apr 26, 2012

4

I m big fan of Tim burton, but when I hear this flick take PG-13 all thing goes wrong for me, I don't Wana kid vampire film,vampire is always vampire,even kid bloodsucking movie like let me in got R from mpaa, I love sweeny Todd,sleepy hollow or even charli and chocolate and Alice in wonderland but I dislike kid vampire genre. I look forward for next project of great Tim burton(after coooool frankenweeni) Monsterpocalypse

Ehsan Davodi on Apr 27, 2012

5

keep in mind Ehsan, Dark shadows is technically a remake to a TV show from 1966-1971 then two attempted revivals of the show in 1991 and 2004 all with the same theme.......

Jericho on Apr 27, 2012

6

I am SO conflicted by this movie. I want to give Burton the high hat for good and a Depp a slap for perpetuating his flicks, but this actually seems fun and...well....better than recent Burton fare, though thats not saying much.

Voice of Reason on Apr 27, 2012

7

i have a lot of faith seeing as how both Depp and Burton announced how they are such big fans of the original show.....

Jericho on Apr 27, 2012

8

I know what it is, but that featurette convinced me more than the trailer. I'm in.

Danimal on Apr 27, 2012

9

http://goo.gl/X404t

DavidSBarney on Apr 27, 2012

10

Besides the Rum Diary Johnny Depp hasen't made a decent movie in a few years, but this looks like a good time, i'm excited 

HazedMind on Apr 27, 2012

11

I actually think this looks okay and I don't even like the sad kid Tim Burton, with all his put on gothicness.

Crapola on Apr 27, 2012

12

Nah, I'll wait and see what his Captain Jack Tonto is like instead.

Max Renn on Apr 27, 2012

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