‘Dark Shadows’ Official Movie Trailer Released

Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

Here’s a look at the first trailer for ‘s new film, “,” which is based on the ABC Daytime gothic soap opera of the same name and aired from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971 on the network. The film is being released by Warner Bros. Pictures and scheduled to hit theaters on Friday, May 11, 2012.

Movie Description:

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard () has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (), to help with her family troubles. Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by , and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by .

  • Hummmmmmm, don’t know about this one!  Think I’ll pass!!

  • no sorry! love johnny depp but truly this dark shadows is a time waster! it insults dark shadows although it was at times very boring. yours truly.

  • dra1000

    I LOVED Dark Shadows as a kid, and frankly everyone I know was eagerly awaiting the release of this movie! I became concerned, however, when first pics were released and I saw J. Depp’s makeup, and wondered what the heck that was about! Why did he look like a cross between Michael Jackson and Batman’s Riddler? But, I held out that the movie would still be great. Fast forward to now, with the trailer release… ARE THEY JOKING!??! Well, yes, it appears that they are. What we thought would be a fantastic updated remake turns out to be nothing but an utter SPOOF!! Why do they think DS fans will waste their time and money on a spoof comedy?? I won’t, I can say that, and I doubt others will either. This could have been SO great, especially with Johnny Depp. Disappointed doesn’t begin to express my feelings about this debacle!!

  • I have to go with a friend who said, “If Burton wanted to do another Beetlejuice Movie, he should have, and left Barnabas alone”!

  • Jim Henson

    absolute garbage. so disrespectful.