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  1. Gary Cangemi
    March 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm — Reply

    You’ve got to be kidding! I was so looking forward to this film until I saw the trailer. I remember racing home after school to catch the daily afternoon episode of the original series. Fans of the original are going to hate this production. It looks like a third rate campy date flick. I’m surprised at Depp and Burton for disrespecting a fan base that pre-dates even the trekkies. And I thought Johnny Depp was an excellent casting choice but here he looks like Edward Scissorhands Meets Fright Night. I will pass on this disappointment and on opening night will pop in a Netflix DVD of the original.

  2. Oldcomicfan
    March 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm — Reply

    If they want to make a campy Vampire comedy, why not make an original campy Vampire comedy? Why ruin Dark Shadows? I was expecting something along the lines of Sleepy Hollow. When you consider that they are probably showing the very best bits of the movie in the trailer…. ugh… I think I will be hanging garlic up in my windows to keep this steaming pile away.

  3. March 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm — Reply

    I never saw the original series, but my sympathies go out to those who did.
    That being said, I think this looks like a ton of fun.

  4. Navarre
    March 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm — Reply


  5. March 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm — Reply

    The only thing that reminds me of the original is the painting. Everything else reminds me of the 90’s Addams Family movies for some reason.

  6. Susan (Palomino)
    March 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm — Reply

    I was a fan of the original, catching the tail-end of the series as a child, and I watched it again on the Sci-Fi Channel in the early 90’s (taping them). I liken the movie to to the campy version of Batman that was on in the 60’s. It does not re-write the original, it is a parody/satire of the original, so the original is still intact to me. I would be the first to admit the original was a typically slow soap opera, with good and bad acting, and some really awful story-lines, as well a cheap sets and effects. Dan Curtis himself tried to resurrect it in the early 90’s, only to really screw it up. I didn’t like Ben Cross’s Barnabus, or any of the characters’ portrails. This version seems to be treating it lovingly, but with the knowledge it really can’t be made into a serious movie without serious problems. When Dan Curtis created the vampire for his failing soap opera, he wasn’t supposed to live long (or the show either). It was a smash sensation, and they had to keep up with it, but it did become rediculous. (Why did no one ever check out his England story or anything else before they let Barnabus’s “descendant” fix up and move into the old house and join ithe family?) They have done several things I wish the original had done – let the family know who he is and that he is protecting them, help the family business, and show how he adjusted to the 20th century. They just had to do it with a sense of humor this time. I’ll accept a parody/satire of Dark Shadows better than another hashed remake like the 90’s one that was painful to watch. I’m glad that Jonathan Frid has lived to see Barnabus get big screen treatment (and make a cameo with 3 other originals), without HIS Barnabus being touched. You can’t compare apples and oranges, but you can enjoy them both.

  7. Scott
    March 28, 2012 at 10:56 am — Reply

    When I saw the first trailer I hoped Dan Curtis would rise from the grave and do unspeakable things to Tim Burton. I must be warming up to the film, though, because, after seeing this, I now only hope Dan Curtis will rise up from the grave and do speakable things to Tim Burton. Speakable things like “disembowel” (see? I could speak it).

    • Navarre
      March 28, 2012 at 11:52 am — Reply

      Well spoken, sir!

  8. March 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm — Reply

    Not to be the devils advocate or anything. But how can a new movie taint your memory of the original series?
    Tweens are the ones with the money. So movies will be made for them.
    I would rather have a new TMNT movie that was more in line with the original material. But Michael Bay making a ¨ninja turtle flavored Michael Bay movie¨ will not spoil my childhood!
    If they made a new campy vampire movie they wouldn’t get the hype of the name.

    I understand that you had hoped for more – but nobody promised you it. Sos.

  9. Navarre
    March 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm — Reply

    The next Star Trek movie will be a zany comedy featuring the cast of “Road Trip”.

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