Monthly Archives: July 2011

Titles of Dark Shadows: Fan-Made

YouTube user annekling, as part of a school project, has offered up her own take on what titles for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows movie could be like. She describes the video as follows: “My final assignment in Typography for screen design. I created this animation for the up-comping movie Dark Shadows(2012). Directed by my favorite director Tim Burton and the ... Read More »

Dark Shadows On Location Photos

As filming has gone on for Dark Shadows in Beckenham, located in South East London, Grant Falvey of London New Pictures and Zuma Press snapped these photos. Here’s how the agency describes the set-up: “Hollywood star Johnny Depp is reportedly filming scenes for his new movie Dark Shadows in Beckhenham Place Park, Beckenham, South East London. Shoots for the gothic ... Read More »

Dark Shadows: Kingdom of the Dead Audio Drama

Big Finish Productions has been producing official Dark Shadows episodes on CD since 2006 in radio drama format, and Kingdom of the Dead is the company’s most ambitious project to date, with over a dozen actors recording four hour-long episodes in Los Angeles, New York and London. Bringing the story to life is an all-star cast spanning the entire history ... Read More »

Breaking Dawn Director Bill Condon is a Dark Shadows Fan

When Summit Entertainment announced that Bill Condon would be handling the directorial chores of the fourth and fifth chapters of The Twilight Saga — the two-part Breaking Dawn — a point was made that part of what drew Condon to the project was the fact that he was a fan of the original Dark Shadows. At this past week’s San ... Read More »

Dark Shadows Movie Rehearsal Video

UPDATED WITH 2ND CLIP: While admittedly only a short clip, this footage is the only thing that’s come out from the set of Tim Burton’s movie adaptation of Dark Shadows. Unfortunately Johnny Depp is not in this clip as vampire Barnabas Collins. Instead, what we do get is an ambulance racing up to Collinwood. Based on the original report, this ... Read More »

Dracula Meets Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows recently posted a variety of items about the new movie version of Dark Shadows, among them confirmation that actor Sir Christopher Lee will be appearing in the film. Notes the report, “Sir Christopher, who catapulted to fame as Dracula in Hammer films during the 1960s, has enjoyed a much more varied career since. Among his recent roles were the ... Read More »

Dark Shadows: Original Cast Members to Cameo

As usual, the annual San Diego Comic-Con was a whirlwind of activity, with hundreds of panels presented on a wide variety of subjects. Dread Central has a report on the one panel that was devoted to Dark Shadows, both the original series and the new Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie version.” During that panel, hosted by Hermes Press’ Dan Herman, publisher ... Read More »

Dark Shadows Movie Spoilers

As production continues on the Johnny Depp/Tim Burton collaboration on Dark Shadows, spoilers are beginning to get out into the world. has done an excellent job of collecting these tidbits, and what follows is their summary. Be warned, though, if true there are spoilers aplenty in what follows. “The following are a set of spoilers that have been appearing ... Read More »

Dark Shadows Returns to Comics

Dark Shadows, the ’60s soap opera currently being turned into a Johnny Depp/Tim Burton film scheduled for release in May of 2012, returns to comics this October via Dynamite Entertainment. What follows is the official announcement: “Television’s original reluctant vampire is back! Barnabas Collins is re-adjusting to life under his vampiric curse. Haunted by terrifying dreams of his age-old lover ... Read More »

Stunts of Dark Shadows

Eunice Huthart, who has stunt doubled for Angelina Jolie on Lara Croft: Tomb Raider as well as the recent Salt, is currently handling stunts on Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows – and she claims to be having the time of her life.    The Liverpool Echo has done a profile of this Liverpool native stunt lady, whose other credits have included GoldenEye, ... Read More »