If you thought that the vampire craze sweeping silver screens recently was at its end, you thought wrong. Dark Shadows is cult director Tim Burton quirky remake of the late 1960s American gothic soap opera. The film follows Barnabus Collins, a rich and carefree twenty-something in Maine in 1770, who is transformed into a vampire by a love-spurned witch and buried alive for 200 years. He wakes in 1972 to find his fortune and estate ruined, “a stranger in an even stranger time” as the movie’s website claims. We follow Collins as he attempts to regain his former glory. For the eighth time, Burton relies on his number one man, Johnny Depp, to fill the leading role of Collins.
The film will be released worldwide on Friday 11 May.