Movie Reviews

“Dark Shadows” Movie Review

(Campy fun, vintage Tim Burton ending)

Lori watched the original TV show religiously, I watched it occasionally. Going to the movies to see “Dark Shadows” was a no brainer for us.

Johnny Depp (as vampire Barnabas Collins) teams up with Tim Burton once again….and what you expect, is what you get:  A somewhat restrained Tim Burton for most of the movie, then vintage, weird, scary, Tim Burton for the last 20 minutes (or so).


Jilted lover, Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), works for the Collins family, and practices dark magic.  She is a witch.  When she gets mad at someone, they die…or worse.  Her anger towards Barnabas Collins for not loving her ends up with him turned into a vampire and placed in a coffin for 200 years, until a construction crew unearths the coffin.

The mistake the construction crew made was opening the casket.  They all died as a very thirsty Collins quenched his thirst with their blood.

A blood drenched Baranbas rejoins the nearly broke Collins family at Collinwood and vows to return them to the wealth they once enjoyed.

“Dark Shadows” is not for kids.  Very disturbing scenes of vampire violence, fighting, and wild sex (that looks like fighting) are comic book  fine for teens, but, could give the little ones nightmares.  There are no f-words, but, there are two s-words.

If you like Tim Burton you will like Dark Shadows.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched it at the Tracy, CA CineMark theater where our poster is STILL UP!  🙂

Drive Safe!  Never Forget.


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