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‘Dark Shadows’ Is More Light Than Dark

As the credits rolled at the end of Dark Shadows, my father turned to me and said, “I don’t get it. Was it supposed to be a comedy or a horror?” I didn’t understand what he meant: obviously it was a comedy. There were some watered down PG-13 horror, but there was nothing about it I considered horrific. But when you consider the movie is about the vampires, witches, and yes, even werewolves, it would have been nice to have had my flesh crawl just once. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t like Dark Shadows—after all, it starred Johnny Depp, who is so talented that he deserves every acting award ever invented and a few that haven’t—but it left me wanting more.

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‘Dark Shadows’ Is More Light Than Dark

As the credits rolled at the end of Dark Shadows, my father turned to me and said, “I don’t get it. Was it supposed to be a comedy or a horror?” I didn’t understand what he meant: obviously it was a comedy. There were some watered down PG-13 horror, but there was nothing about it I considered horrific. But when you consider the movie is about the vampires, witches, and yes, even werewolves, it would have been nice to have had my flesh crawl just once. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t like Dark Shadows—after all, it starred Johnny Depp, who is so talented that he deserves every acting award ever invented and a few that haven’t—but it left me wanting more.

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‘Dark Shadows’ Trailer Is More Funny Than Creepy. But Will It Be Good?

Dark Shadows was a 1966-1971 soap opera that science fiction/horror fans could sink their teeth into: instead of characters who were doctors and lawyers, some of the dwellers of Collinsport, Maine, were vampires, witches, and zombies. The show had a brief second life in 1991, but its dedicated fans always wanted to know more about the Collins family and their pale distant cousin, Barnabas Collins, Now Tim Burton has turned the story of Dark Shadows into a movie. And from this trailer, below, it seems to be a comedy.

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