Dark Shadows Every Family Has Its Demons

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2012 | PG-13 | Comedy Fantasy | 2hrs, 0m

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 th... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, May 11, 2012 in 3,755 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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Johnny Depp
Barnabas Collins
Jackie Earle Haley
Willie Loomis
Bella Heathcote
Victoria Winters
Eva Green
Angelique
Helena Bonham Carter
Dr. Julia Hoffman
Michelle Pfeiffer
Elizabeth Collins
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DIRECTOR

Tim Burton

Screenwriter

John August
Seth Grahame-Smith

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking

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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.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the ABC soap created by Dan Curtis that aired from 1966 - 1971.
Shooting Locations
  • Sunday, May 15 2011: United Kingdom

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