Dark Shadows


Release Date: 11th May 2012
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith & Dan Curtis
Producer: Christi Dembrowski & Johnny Depp
Executive Producer: Nigel Gostelow & Chris Lebenzon

Runtime: 1hr 54mins
Language: English

Synopsis

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.

Cast

Johnny Depp…as Barnabas Collins
Eva Green…as Angelique Bouchard
Michelle Pfeiffer…as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonny Lee Miller…as Roger Collins
Chloë Moretz…as Carolyn Stoddard
Gulliver McGrath…as David Collins
Helena Bonham Carter…as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Jackie Earle Haley…as Willie Loomis
Bella Heathcote…as Victoria Winters
Ray Shirley…as Mrs. Johnson
Ivan Kaye…as Joshua Collins
Christopher Lee…as Bill Malloy

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