MTV.com has posted a fascinating article that has taken the views of several critics who have seen Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, and all of them seem to indicate that the film is far from the comedy that the trailers and commercials are making it seem. Offers Entertainment Weekly senior writer Anthony Breznican, “I’ve seen final cut of’ Dark Shadows. Tone similar to Burton and Depp’s Sleepy Hollow— lots of humor, but with menacing, atmospheric edge. In Dark Shadows there’s an absurdist bent to the monster element. The creatures of the night are adrift in the self-obsessed world of 1970s … In typical Burton fashion, humans are scarier than the fiends. If u want Interview With the Vampire,‘ that movie exists. This is a more wry take.”
Adds Hollywood Elsewhere, “While it has Bettlejuice elements, this is not a broad comedy. It’s a gothic romance with strong farcical elements, but the trailer makes it seem like Love at First Bite and it definitely is not. The anachronism-based humor does work quite well. The film is funny, but it also has full-bodied horror elements. In short, there’s more of the Burton Sweeney Todd than the trailer implies. This is not Burton’s Addams Family but a successful amalgamation of his comedic and gothic horror styles.” For more, click HERE.