Tag Archives: Dark Shadows

Why Dark Shadows Needs This Movie


There’s a lot of anger out there surrounding the trailer and TV spots for the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp feature film adaptation of the ‘60s soap opera Dark Shadows and its comedic/Addams Family-like approach. And for anyone who grew up on that show, who enthusiastically proclaims “I used to run home from school every day to watch it,” that anger is ... Read More »

Dark Shadows’ “Hippie Chick”Talks

Dark Shadows - Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray, who starred in the original British version of Skins and is currently on HBO’s Game of Thrones, also has a role in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows as a “hippie chick”. In an interview with Oh No They Didn’t, she was asked about working with Burton on the film.  “He was lovely to work with,” she says. “Very considerate of ... Read More »

Dark Shadows’ Chloe Mortez Cast as Stephen King’s Carrie


Deadline.com is reporting that actress Chloe Moretz, who plays Carolyn Stoddard in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, has been cast in the title role of the remake of Stephen King’s Carrie. Says the site, “After meeting and reading a group of young actresses for Carrie, MGM and director Kim Peirce have made their decision and made the formal offer today to ... Read More »

Dark Shadows Flashback: An Interview with Grayson Hall


Back in the 1980s, Blog of Dark Shadows editor Ed Gross had an opportunity to sit down with the late Grayson Hall to discuss Dark Shadows. Unfortunately my younger self did not ask all the questions that my older self would have liked, and if I had an opportunity to use a Delorean to travel back in time I would ... Read More »

Dark Shadows 60 Seconds TV Spot


Warner Bros. has released another spot for Dark Shadows, and while this one still has plenty of humor, there seems to be a bit more evidence that there might be some balance between the humor and the horror. We’ll see how that goes as we get closer to release. Read More »

Jonathan Frid: Dark Shadows & The Lie of Barnabas Collins


Jonathan Frid was never a fan of the fang aspect of Barnabas Collins and, in an interview with ye editor, admitted that he felt foolish doing that part of the show. The thing that did appeal to him, however, was the “lie” that served as the foundation of the character in (then) present day Collinwood. “It was Barnabas’ lie, that ... Read More »

Dark Shadows Images From Tim Burton Exhibition – Plus New Shot of Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Julia Hoffman


Currently running in France is an exhibition devoted to the film world of Tim Burton. Taking place until the August 5 at the Cinematheque francaise, the exhibition features drawings, storyboards, models, costumes, paintings and much more from to the different films he has directed. Among them, of course, is the forthcoming Dark Shadows, and two images have emerged from cinevibe.fr ... Read More »

Dark Shadows & Famous Monsters of Filmland

Dark Shadows - Famous Monsters 1

The new issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland is adorned with a painted cover image of Johnny Depp in the role of vampire Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton’s version of Dark Shadows. This is actually far from the only time that there has been a tie between DS and FM, as the magazine in its original incarnation covered the show ... Read More »

Johnny Depp Inside the Actor’s Studio: Part 1

As excitement builds for production to begin on Johnny Depp’s take on vampire Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows, we’ve decided to take a look back at his appearance on Inside the Actor’s Studio, which is one of the longest on-camera interviews he’s ever given. Read More »