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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 (Eva Green). 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 (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.
Every Family Has Its Demons
Title: Dark Shadows
Release Date: May 11, 2012
Runtime: 113 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Fantasy
Sound: Datasat, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Johnny Depp ...Barnabas Collins
Michelle Pfeiffer ...Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Helena Bonham Carter ...Dr. Julia Hoffman
Eva Green ...Angelique Bouchard
Jackie Earle Haley ...Willie Loomis
Jonny Lee Miller ...Roger Collins
Bella Heathcote ...Victoria Winters / Josette DuPres
ChloŽ Grace Moretz ...Carolyn Stoddard
Gulliver McGrath ...David Collins
Ray Shirley ...Mrs. Johnson
Christopher Lee ...Clarney
Alice Cooper ...Himself
Ivan Kaye ...Joshua Collins
Susanna Cappellaro ...Naomi Collins
Josephine Butler ...David's Mother
William Hope ...Sheriff
Shane Rimmer ...Board Member 1
Michael Shannon ...Board Member 2
Harry Taylor ...Henchman
Glenn Mexted ...Captain Rubberpants
Guy Flanagan ...Bearded Hippie
Nigel Whitmey ...Hard Hat 1
Philip Bulcock ...Hard Hat 2
Sophie Kennedy Clark ...Hippie Chick 1
Hannah Murray ...Hippie Chick 2
Victoria Bewick ...Hippie Chick 3
Sean Mahon ...Collinsport Cop
Alexia Osborne ...Young Victoria
Richard Hollis ...Vicky's Father
Felicity Brangan ...Vicky's Mother
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Richard D. Zanuck
Seth Grahame Smith
Seth Grahame Smith
"Dark Shadows (Prologuea)"
"The Secret Room"
"Nights in White Satin"
"I'm Sick of You"
"Season of the Witch"
"Highway Star (Roger Glover remix)"
"Theme from a Summer Place"
"Top of the World"
More Movie Taglines:
- Every Family Has Its Demons
- Strange Is Relative
- The legend bites back.
- This is Tim Burton's eighth film with Johnny Depp, his seventh film with Helena Bonham Carter, his fifth film with Christopher Lee, and his second film with Michelle Pfeiffer (Pfeffer had starred in Batman Returns twenty years previously).
Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to star.
Anne Hathaway, Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Lawrence auditioned for the role of Angelique.
Kathryn Leigh Scott reported at the Dark Shadows Festival in Brooklyn (August 19-21, 2011) that she, Lara Parker, David Selby and Jonathan Frid were treated "like royalty" when they arrived on set for their cameos during the first week of July 2011, and that Johnny Depp walked up to Jonathan Frid and said, "None of this would be possible had it not been for you" referring to Frid's original portrayal of the Barnabas Collins role and its impact on the success of the original series.
Chlo√ę Grace Moretz (Carolyn Stoddard) and Gulliver McGrath (David Collins) were also both in the the film Hugo but shared no screen time together.
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