This trailer is brought to you by the eccentric, insanely genius duo of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. Need I say more? Well, I suppose if you need more . . . here it is. Based on the 1966 supernatural vampire soap opera, Dark Shadows tells the story of Barnabas Collins: a man turned into a vampire by a witch lusting after his affections. Awesome, right? But wait, there’s more. After years of being trapped inside his tomb, Collins finds himself in the year 1972. It’s safe to say, Collins is way out of his element. What is first setup as a tragic, gothic love story – with ghosts, witches, and the like – the scene easily transforms into a comedic frenzy of familiar faces (Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer) and hilarious one-liners. The trailer conveys a fun farce, with enough dark mystery and romance thrown in to make it complete. This is not your average vampire story and I am completely okay with that. I mean, it’s a Tim Burton film; what more can you say? Dark Shadows arrives in theatres May 11, 2012. Go on. Watch the trailer and tell me what you think.
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