Newest Dark Shadows still offers up a very bloody 'Barnabas Collins'

So the goods for Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS have been pretty tame to say the least, right? I mean the flick is about a vampire! And the best we've got are shots of our fanged hero playing with toys? Now that just isn't going to cut it...

Oh no. Today's newest still pretty much puts every other good released for DARK SHADOWS thus far to shame. Why? Because now we've got some bloody action to look forward to! That's right folks, this newest shot from the horror/comedy features Johnny Depp's 'Barnabas Collins' with some blood dripping from his lips. Looks like someone just finished having a bite! Go ahead and scroll below to get a look at the shot for yourself.

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 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 Brouchard. 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 has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman, to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth's ne'er-do-well brother, Roger Collins; her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard; and Roger's precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins. The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis and David's new nanny, Victoria Winters.

Along with Depp the film is also set to star Eva Green (below), Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Chloe Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Bella Heathcote and Jonny Lee Miller. It doesn't hit theaters until May 11th so expect more DARK SHADOWS goods to roll our way soon.

Extra Tidbit: Jonathan Frid played 'Barnabas Collins' in the original 1960s soap opera.
Source: Kinopoisk



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