Eighth time’s the charm for Tim Burton and Johnny Depp
Resurrecting a little-known 1960s soap opera on the big screen is just the kind of barmy notion you’d expect from somebody like Tim Burton, and Dark Shadows is every bit as delightfully barmy as the director's best.
When 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins (Depp, a huge fan of the show) wakes up in the 1970s, he’s shocked to discover the world has more than slightly changed. Confronted with the ex-lover who cursed him, Collins gets reacquainted with his relatives (Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz and Johnny Lee Miller).
A gothic comedy with shades of darkness, Depp’s on fine form as a vampire baffled by ‘70s paraphernalia, while Eva Green makes for a sizzlingly sultry villainess.