Thursday, March 15, 2012
Tim Burton Brings a New Meaning to Family Dysfunction with the "Dark Shadows" Trailer
Tim Burton is on a role lately....and God bless him for it.
After recently debuting the trailer for his gothic kids flick Frankenweenie, his royal darkness unleashes the deliciously dark trailer for his upcoming horror tale Dark Shadows.
Based on the 1966–1971 soap opera, the film, which reunites Burton's usual suspects Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, chronicles the quirky lives and stories of the wicked Collins family. Depp stars as Barnabas Collins, who's turned into a vampire and laid to rest before his time by the woman he jilted, Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). Freed from the coffin he's buried in over a century later, he tries to return to the old Collins manor only to find it's now in ruins and his descendants have wreaked havoc to it over the years.
Judging by the trailer alone, this looks right up Depp and Burton's alley with an obscene amount a quirkiness and goth mixed with comedy and intrigue. Michelle Pfeiffer returns to the big screen (after her role in the disastrous New Years Eve last year), with what looks like a character she can really sink her teeth into (pun intended) as Barnabas' cousin, Elizabeth. I've been waiting for Pfieffer to get back to playing juicy parts like her roles in Batman and What Lies Beneath, so I'm especially excited to see her in this.
Jackie Earle Early and Carter round out the cast as the Collins manor caretaker Willie and Elizabeth's shrink Dr. Hoffman, respectively, and Chloë Moretz stars as Elizabeth's spitfire daughter, Carolyn.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't laugh at this trailer. I can't wait for it. May 11th can't come fast enough.