Dark shadows [videorecording]

    Review by:  Lisa

Title:  Dark shadows [videorecording]

Starring:  Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jonny Lee Miller

Collection:  Movies

 

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.

In a word:  campy.  And by that I mean, at times weird, far-out, and bizarre.    I confess I am unfamiliar with the original Dark Shadows series, and the reason I watched this version was Johnny Depp.  The cast were fine in their roles, but the plot of the film was so fragmented at times that it became one of those movies that you kept watching thinking it would all come together at some point before the end.  The good news it has all the elements of a Halloween flick that can be watched in a Mystery Science Theatre kind of style.

 

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