New Dark Shadows Featurette Explores the History of the Vampire

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Check out a new featurette for Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows”, a 3-minute exploration of the vampire of cinema, though I doubt if any of the bloodsuckers that’s come before Burton’s movie is anything like the one that Johnny Depp plays here. I get the feeling “Dark Shadows” is going to surprise everyone and make a mint, or go down as one of the biggest flops of Burton and Depp’s careers. At this point, I don’t see a half-way point here, folks. It’s either big or bust from the looks of it.

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Starring Johnny Depp, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Lee, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Thomas McDonell, and Ray Shirley.

Biting moviegoers May 11, 2012.

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