News: Adblock will interfere with your experience. Kindly consider disabling your adblock on our domain. (Alt:

Dark Shadows

Horror . Fantasy . Comedy

Vampire Barnabas Collins 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 and family have fallen into ruin.

Actors: Helena Bonham Carter , Michelle Pfeiffer , Johnny Depp , Christopher Lee , Gulliver McGrath , Chloë Grace Moretz , Bella Heathcote , Eva Green , Jonny Lee Miller , Jackie Earle Haley
Directors: Tim Burton
Release: 2012-05-11
More Info:
  • Manohla Dargis

    Dark Shadows isn't among Mr. Burton's most richly realized works, but it's very enjoyable, visually sumptuous and, despite its lugubrious source material and a sporadic tremor of violence, surprisingly effervescent.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    Depp's performance is more than just funny - it's ghoulishly endearing.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    Dark Shadows offers potent atmosphere and delirious '70s fashions and hilarious gags and some really terrific performances, none better than Pfeiffer's triumphant return to the screen as a pitch-perfect family matriarch. Full Review
  • Pete Hammond

    It's a great time at the movies and a wickedly clever cinematic treat.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    There are times, not too many, when the movie drags. But when you consider all the pitfalls avoided, and all the laughs and pleasures it provides along the way, Dark Shadows is a satisfying and skillful effort.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    Pinpointing the era - lovingly - is very much what Dark Shadows' has on its mind. While there's a tangle of romance and vengeance and all sorts of family matters to deal with, Burton's film is really about hippies in bell-bottoms, stoned out in their VW micro-buses.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    Tim Burton has got his groove back.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    May be too light for vampire purists or fans of the original show, but fresh blood is just what the doctor ordered.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    It's Depp as Barnabas that holds the movie together. The story may be less than coherent and some of the minor characters washouts, but when he's on-screen, there's energy and humor and that foppish sex appeal that (as in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie) reminds you why you once liked Johnny Depp.

    Slate Full Review
  • Richard Corliss

    Attention must be paid to movie allure, in a star like Depp and his current harem. Angelique may be the only satanist among the women here, but they're all bewitching.

    Time Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    Maybe it's because I share Burton"s twisted affection for the 1970s, but for all its shortcomings, I'd sooner watch a sequel to Dark Shadows than another installment of the bloated "Pirates of the Caribbean" saga any day.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    At its best in comic mode, more effective as goofy spoof than horror show.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    The pleasures of Dark Shadows are frustratingly hit-and-miss. In the end, it all collapses into a spectacularly gorgeous heap.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    It offers wonderful things, but they aren't what's important. It's as if Burton directed at arm's length, unwilling to find juice in the story.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Matt Glasby

    One of the strangest mainstream releases of recent times, Dark Shadows' demented gothic melodrama/fish-out-of-water comedy/creature feature feels like you've slipped into a Burton fever-dream.

    Total Film Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    The movie is fairly entertaining, but the high production values and shticky humor invert the dynamic of the show, which was played totally straight despite the fact that the sets were always threatening to fall down.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    Whether it works is a matter of taste, but the fact that Burton's revisit unearths enough fun while feeling like four films in one is testament to the source's seductive bloodline.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Peter Bradshaw

    This really is a reasonably, moderately, whelmingly good film.

    The Guardian Full Review
  • Ian Freer

    A word of warning: this is not the knockabout comedy the trailer suggests. Instead, it cleaves closer to what you expect from Burton: darkness, quirk and Johnny Depp on great form. A step up, then, from Alice In Wonderland and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, but not tip-top Tim.

    Empire Full Review
  • Joshua Rothkopf

    Burton, as usual, is great on atmosphere and comic timing (these are his weirdest moments since Ed Wood), but less so at reining in an overcomplicated plot and dimly lit action scenes.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    The film is best when it focuses on Barnabas's culture shocks in this brave new world. Depp has fun with the character's bafflements without camping it up. What's missing overall is the sense of fun Burton once evinced in films like "Beetlejuice."

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Scott Tobias

    Any proper adaptation of Dark Shadows, even one that acknowledges and celebrates its camp silliness as much as Burton's does, has to immerse itself in soap opera, too, and it's here that the director's lack of conviction becomes apparent.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    Parts of Dark Shadows look lovely. So what happened to the story?

    Movieline Full Review
  • Stephen Cole

    Dark Shadows only meaningful relationship is between Depp and his audience. He's a persona now, no longer an actor. And the kick here, as always, is watching him try on funny accents and hairdos.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    This film has much more to do with what goes on inside director Tim Burton's head than with any TV show, no matter how beloved. In fact, Dark Shadows is as good an example as any of what might be called the Way of Tim, a style of making films that, like the drinking of blood, is very much an acquired taste and, unless you're a vampire, not worth the effort.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Shawn Levy

    'Bloodless' is the word for the whole enterprise.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    So Depp summons every type of behavior Burton requires: heroism, zaniness, longing, wit, ferocity, sexuality, icy resolve. Had they stuck to one or two of these, we might have had a terrific film.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    Dark Shadows illustrates the fine line in a pop reboot between "relaxed" and "lazy."

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    Depp and Burton are two gifted, like-minded artists whose affinity for oddball characters and humor makes them natural creative partners. But they also enable each other's laziest, most indulgent habits: Too often, they seem to be making movies to entertain themselves instead of the audience.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Bill Weber

    A mixed bag of Nixon-era pop burlesque and vampire kitsch is ultimately undone by pedestrian gags and bloated genre boilerplate.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Marjorie Baumgarten

    Dark Shadows seems more like a mash-up of leftover ideas from "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," "Sleepy Hollow," and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" – but they're ideas without the souls of characters.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Dark Shadows is a mess, and it's unclear whether its bizarre recipe of comedy, campy horror, and gothic melodrama will satisfy anyone, regardless of their familiarity with the source material.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Steve Persall

    Dark Shadows manages in two hours what the TV show took six years to do: become irrelevant and remembered only for how sloppy it was.

    Tampa Bay Times Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    Dark Shadows sinks its teeth half-way into its potentially meaty material but hesitates to go all the way.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Justin Chang

    This bizarre but weirdly bloodless retro-camp exercise is neither funny nor eerie enough to seduce the uninitiated, and will court bemused reactions at best from the series' still-estimable fan following.

    Variety Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    The screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith is witless and meandering, though the witlessness wouldn't matter so much if it moved, or the meandering if it were droll.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Bob Mondello

    It's stately with a smirk, crossing Bram Stoker with "The Addams Family" to arrive at what sometimes feels like a wildly overproduced "Saturday Night Live" sketch.

    NPR Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    Amusing, in fits and spurts, and sure to make tons of money, but terribly familiar and fatigued.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    It seems hollow, somehow false, even by its own campy standards.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Nick Pinkerton

    "Wood" is still by far Depp and Burton's best collaboration, exhibiting the balance of tone between kitsch parody and zealous fantasy that's missing in Dark Shadows, less a resurrection than a clumsy desecration.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    Dark Shadows doesn't know where it wants to dwell: in the eerie, subversive penumbra suggested by its title or in playful, go-for-broke camp.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Anthony Lane

    Along with Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, Burton is one of the few magi who know what can be dredged up, even now, from the cauldron of special effects. [21 May 2012, p.80]

    The New Yorker Full Review
Add Soundtrack
  • 21. Id Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony) Performer: The New Seekers Stream Music Online

Best Websites 2017, Best Websites To Find Apartments, Best Websites To Watch Anime, Best Websites To Find Jobs, Best Websites 2016, Best Websites For Free Movies, Best Websites For Photographers, Best Websites For Used Cars, Best Websites For Cheap Flights, Best Websites For Dresses, Best Websites Awards, Best Websites A Programmer Should Visit, Best Websites About Books, Best Websites About Movies, Best Websites About Money, Best Websites About Design, Best Websites Aasl, Best Websites About Music, Best Websites About Food, Best Websites Airfare, Best Websites Builder, Best Websites Bored, Best Websites By Design, Best Websites Built With Squarespace, Best Websites Buzzfeed, Best Websites By Category, Best Websites Booking Flights, Best Websites Buy Used Cars, Best Websites Built With WordPress, Best Websites Besides Reddit, Best Websites Created With WordPress, Best Websites Cheap Flights, Best Websites Created With Wix, Best Websites Creators, Best Websites Cheap Hotels, Best Websites Corporate, Best Websites Cheap Perfume, Best Websites Cheap Clothes, Best Websites Commercial Real Estate, Best Websites Colors, Best Websites Design, Best Websites Design 2017, Best Websites Design 2016, Best Websites Design Awards, Best Websites Designed With Squarespace, Best Websites Data Visualization, Best Websites Design In The World, Best Websites Design Templates, Best Websites Developers, Best Websites Download Music, Best Websites Ever, Best Websites Ever Made, Best Websites Examples, Best Websites Education, Best Websites Ecommerce, Best Websites Ever Created, Best Websites Everyone Should Know, Best Websites Earn Money Online, Best Websites Educational Articles, Best Websites Entertainment, Best Websites For Free Movies, Best Websites For Photographers, Best Websites For Used Cars, Best Websites For Cheap Flights, Best Websites For Dresses, Best Websites For Teachers, Best Websites For Hotels, Best Websites For Kids, Best Websites For Men, Best Websites For Artists, Best Websites Games, Best Websites Gta 5, Best Websites Graphic Design, Best Websites Gallery, Best Websites Github, Best Websites Globally, Best Websites Games Online, Best Websites Games Download Free, Best Websites Gifts, Best Websites Graphic Design Portfolio, Best Websites Hotels, Best Websites Homes For Sale, Best Websites Hubspot, Best Websites Html5, Best Websites Hosting, Best Websites Hotel Deals, Best Websites House Hunting, Best Websites Hr Professionals, Best Websites Home Page, Best Websites Html, Best Websites In The World, Best Websites In 2017, Best Websites If You’re Bored, Best Websites Ideas, Best Websites In Gta 5, Best Websites International Flights, Best Websites In 2016, Best Websites Internet, Best Websites In Spanish, Best Websites In America, Best Websites Job Search, Best Websites Jewelry, Best Websites Javascript, Best Websites Joomla, Best Websites Jquery, Best Websites Jordan Shoes, Best Websites Jobs Uk, Best Websites Japan, Best Websites Jewellery, Best Websites Java, Best Websites Korean Drama, Best Websites Kenya, Best Websites Knowledge, Best Websites Kill Time, Best Websites Kindergarten, Best Knitting Websites, Best Karaoke Websites Free, Best Knife Websites, Best Kitchen Websites, Best Karaoke Websites, Best Websites Like Airbnb, Best Websites Like Ebay, Best Websites List, Best Websites Like Buzzfeed, Best Websites Like Solarmovie, Best Websites Like Youtube, Best Websites Like Wish, Best Websites Layouts, Best Websites Like G2a, Best Websites Learning Programming, Best Websites Made With Squarespace, Best Websites Made With WordPress, Best Websites Made With Wix, Best Websites Movies Online, Best Websites Made, Best Websites Made With Weebly, Best Websites Made With Google Sites, Best Websites Made With Bootstrap, Best Websites Movies, Best Websites Makers, Best Websites News, Best Websites Names, Best Websites No One Knows About Reddit, Best Websites No One Knows About, Best Websites Non Profit Organizations, Best Websites Navigation, Best Websites Nyc Apartment Rental, Best Websites Nz, Best Websites Names List, Best Websites Of 2017, Best Websites On The Internet, Best Websites Of 2016, Best Websites On Tor, Best Websites On The Internet 2017, Best Websites On The Dark Web, Best Websites On Gta 5, Best Websites Of The 90s, Best Websites Of The Year, Best Websites Of 2015, Best Websites Platforms, Best Websites Productivity, Best Websites Photography, Best Websites Personal Finance, Best Websites Portfolio, Best Websites Personal, Best Websites Parallax, Best Websites Pages, Best Websites Professional Services, Best Websites Programmer Should Visit, Best Websites Quora, Best Websites Quotes, Best Websites Qualities, Best Quiz Websites, Best Quilting Websites, Best Quote Websites Ever, Best Quizzing Websites, Best Quran Websites, Best Quirky Websites, Best Qtp Websites, Best Websites Reddit, Best Websites Rental Homes, Best Websites Real Estate, Best Websites Ranking, Best Websites Restaurants, Best Websites Right Now, Best Websites Retail, Best Websites Responsive, Best Websites Review, Best Websites Ruby On Rails, Best Websites Squarespace, Best Websites Streaming Movies, Best Websites Shopping Online, Best Websites Services, Best Websites Sell Clothes, Best Websites Sports, Best Websites Streaming, Best Websites Samples, Best Websites South Africa, Best Websites Small Business, Best Websites To Find Apartments, Best Websites To Watch Anime, Best Websites To Find Jobs, Best Websites To Book Flights, Best Websites To Book Hotels, Best Websites To Stream Movies, Best Websites To Learn Coding, Best Websites To Watch Tv Shows For Free, Best Websites To Buy Shoes, Best Websites To Buy Used Cars, Best Websites Used Cars, Best Websites Ux, Best Websites Using WordPress, Best Websites Using Video, Best Websites Using Wix, Best Websites Ui, Best Websites User Experience, Best Websites Using Squarespace, Best Websites Using Divi Theme, Best Websites Using Shopify, Best Websites Visually, Best Websites Vacation Packages, Best Websites Video Background, Best Websites Video Download, Best Websites Video, Best Websites Vocabulary Building, Best Websites Vacation Rentals, Best Websites Visit Daily, Best Websites Vacation Deals, Best Websites Visit, Best Websites When Bored, Best Websites When Bored At Work, Best Websites With Video, Best Websites When High, Best Websites When You Are Bored, Best Websites With Games, Best Websites With Animation, Best Websites With Social Media Integration, Best Websites With Video Backgrounds, Best Websites With Blogs, Best Websites You Don’t Know About, Best Websites Youtube, Best Websites You’ve Never Heard Of, Best Websites You Must See, Best Websites You Haven’t Heard Of, Best Websites Yahoo Answers, Best Websites Yoga, Best Websites Young Entrepreneurs, Best Yoga Websites 2015, Best Yarn Websites, Best Zoo Websites, Best Zen Websites, Best Zenfolio Websites, Best Zodiac Websites, Best Zoology Websites, Best Zombie Websites, Best Zimbabwean Websites, Best Zumba Websites, Best Zentangle Websites, Best Zine Websites

  • patterned pantyhose

  • immortality

  • belief in ghosts

  • dysfunctional family

  • pantyhose

  • camera shot of feet

  • foot closeup

  • female stockinged soles

  • female stockinged feet

  • old mansion

  • hidden room

  • ghost

  • 18th century

  • angry mob

  • lost love

  • old house

  • madness

  • gothic

  • chains

  • fish out of water

  • curse

  • vampire

  • imprisonment

  • witch

  • red pantyhose

  • spoof

  • go go girl

  • triceratops

  • surrealism

  • title spoken by character

  • based on tv series

  • gothic horror

  • two word title

  • teenager

  • party

  • eighteenth century

  • suicide

  • magic

  • mob

  • cliff

  • singing in a car

  • cannery

  • family relationships

  • alcoholism

  • disco

  • rock band

  • fishery

  • governess

  • hippie

  • playing footsie

  • male stockinged feet

  • female to male footsie playing

  • werewolf

  • sunglasses

  • red panties

  • umbrella

  • lava lamp

  • disco ball

  • female seduction

  • shotgun

  • female werewolf

  • year 1760

  • black magic

  • magic spell

  • mephistopheles

  • reference to mcdonald's restaurant

  • changing one's name

  • teen bedroom

  • wicked witch

  • spurned woman

  • blood transfusion

  • pun

  • psychedelic

  • star cameo

  • gender confusion

  • forced suicide

  • sailing ship

  • construction site

  • falling off a cliff

  • buried alive

  • passenger train

  • hitchhiking

  • volkswagen bus

  • castle

  • torch

  • backhoe

  • chain

  • bolt cutter

  • exhumation

  • pumpkin patch

  • troll doll

  • cane

  • secret room

  • waffle

  • massacre

  • passionate kiss

  • grand piano

  • renovation

  • hanging upside down

  • brushing teeth

  • fishing village

  • hypnosis

  • gold watch

  • pocket watch

  • reference to erich wolf segal

  • fellatio

  • bank check

  • wild sex

  • smoking after sex

  • ambulance

  • nightmare

  • chandelier

  • reference to alice cooper

  • mirror ball

  • electroshock therapy

  • red dress

  • dumping dead body

  • splashed with water

  • building explosion

  • red lingerie

  • pump action shotgun

  • house fire

  • exploding building

  • sabotage

  • gas explosion

  • factory

  • warehouse

  • abandoned factory

  • supernatural power

  • good versus evil

  • fire truck

  • box office flop

  • ship captain

  • drunkenness

  • marijuana joint

  • fire

  • campfire

  • showdown

  • mind control

  • bar

  • police officer

  • flashback

  • diner

  • mental institution

  • woods

  • montage

  • femme fatale

  • cemetery

  • no opening credits

  • crime scene

  • tape recorder

  • police

  • underwater scene

  • ship

  • corpse

  • sword

  • small town

  • falling from height

  • secret passageway

  • 20th century

  • immortal

  • 1770s

  • year 1776

  • railway station

  • box office hit

  • feet on table

  • bare feet on table

  • barefoot female

  • seductive behavior

  • seductive woman

  • manipulation

  • 1970s

  • year 1972

  • manor

  • servant

  • maine

  • blood

  • psychiatrist

  • fishing

  • treasure

  • mansion

  • unrequited love

  • 1760s

  • heart

  • liverpool england

  • family business

  • revenge

  • coffin

  • learning the truth

  • bechdel test passed

  • selfish woman

  • cynicism

  • jealousy

  • blood drinking

  • drinking blood

  • transfusion

  • bleeding painting

  • painting

  • cynical woman

  • old woman

  • older man younger woman relationship

  • pointing a gun at someone

  • policeman

  • sexual desire

  • taking off underwear

  • masturbation reference

  • factory owner

  • sexual frustration

  • year 1750

  • 1750s

  • old man

  • pretending to be someone else

  • family secret

  • voice over narration

  • fireplace

  • blood on face

  • fisherman

  • strait jacket

  • lack of money

  • orphan

  • witchcraft

  • black humor

  • black comedy

  • dark comedy

  • dark humor

  • falling chandelier

  • time travel

  • therapist

  • reference to shakespeare's romeo and juliet

  • reference to william shakespeare

  • singer

  • actor playing himself

  • actor playing dual role

  • reference to erich segal

  • actress playing dual role

  • bossy woman

  • female boss

  • intrigue

  • evil woman

  • immortal man

  • secret passage

  • female antagonist

  • mother daughter relationship

  • estranged daughter

  • estranged father

  • father son relationship

  • female psychiatrist

  • psychological manipulation

  • female doctor

  • manipulative woman

  • manipulative behavior

  • undead

  • vampire as protagonist

  • vampirism

  • shooting

  • gunshot

  • cartoon on tv