clips and trailers: Dark Shadows (2012)


I did have this in my Upcoming Horror Films feature however since the first trailer came out, it has become apparent that Tim Burton is taking it in a different direction. Which is fine by me, except that I can’t really put it in the horror category any more. So, I thought I’d give a whole post to itself.

Tim Burton’s big screen take on the late ’60s cult classic US TV series of the same name. I’m not familiar with it myself but it was apparently a supernatural gothic soap opera, 1,225 episodes were broadcast by ABC in the 5 years of it’s original run.

The idea of a “supernatural gothic soap opera” had me immediately thinking of The Addams Family but from the trailers it looks like Tim Burton is taking this one step further into Über-Camp

I’m going to reserve judgement on this. Let’s just see what Burton and Depp have come up with this time.

Dark Shadows 2012, Tim Burton, Johnny DeppRELEASE DETAILS

release date: 22 May 2012 (US / UK / IRL)
director: Tim Burton
writers: Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay), Dan Curtis (characters)
cast: Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Christopher Lee

Video clips available
Dark Shadows theatrical trailer #1
Dark Shadows trailer #2

Theatrical trailer #1

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Trailer #2

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Dark Shadows opens in UK and Irish cinemas on 11th May 2012


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    MunirApril 18, 2012 - 9:35 pm

    Hmm, this actually looks like fun.

    Chloe Moretz has a guaranteed place in all future Tim Burton projects. He tends to stick to a favourite pool of actors.

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    Nicola-tApril 20, 2012 - 7:04 pm

    It could be fun… or it could be awful. Really awful. Right now it kind of reminds me of that Flintstones movie. I never saw it but… I’m not sure that’s what I want to think of while watching the trailer for the new Tim Burton movie…

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