Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Johnny Depp and Barnabas Collins: A Dead On Performance

Tim Burton's Dark Shadows does look like a lot of fun. The wonderfully askew director does seems to revel in the dysfunctional family (remember Beetlejuice) and apart from the fact that his version happily twists the Dark Shadows gothic soap opera (that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971) on it's campy head, it looks to me that this send up will easily exist on it's own even for those who are not aware of the television show. One can only hope that this current movie will cause a resurgence in Dark Shadows the gothic soap opera which  is really so awful that it is downright hilarious.

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