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A few new pics from Tim Burton's Dark Shadows have apparated

Three new images from Tim Burton's adaptation of DARK SHADOWS have popped up online today, featuring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfieffer, and...some stairs.

Take a look:

DARK SHADOWS looks and feels like a Tim Burton film, that much is for sure.  However, it's also exuding a bit of an ADDAM'S FAMILY vibe as well.  Not to say that every "gothic" style horror film should be compared to that, but the group/family similarities create a decent comparison.  One's just less campy than the other.

Here's the long-winded official synopsis:

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.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

DARK SHADOWS sinks its teeth into theaters on May 11th, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: With two months to go before it's release, what the hell is the hold up on a trailer?

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