Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dark Shadows... Burton's Back!

We all know how hot monsters are nowadays. Vampires, werewolves, witches, warlocks, and so on and so on. This upcoming gothic flick caught my attention for a couple reasons:

1. Tim Burton. That is all.
2. I heart monsters... especially monsters with 6-packs.

We know Tim employs an array of peeps for nearly all his films, so it's no surprise that Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter will both star. Also appearing is Jackie Earle Haley and Michelle Pfeiffer. Oh happy day!

Good cast, we're down with the Burtster. All haters can take a moment now to bend over, gently put your head between your legs and munch your own assholes. Ok, that was hateful, but seriously, go munch a log.

Dark Shadows is a gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis, who tells of a dream he had in which a girl takes a long train ride to visit a large mansion. The story 'bible', which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention any supernatural elements. It was unprecedented in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began.

The series became hugely popular when, a year into its run, vampire Barnabas Collins (played by Jonathan Frid) appeared. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, ghosts, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel (both into the past and into the future), and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor. Wikipedia

Here's a taste of the original show - it's amazeballs, you'll see!

Who's excited?!


Vanessa said...

Exciting! Anything Burton sounds like fun to me!

Melanie's Randomness said...

This was my favorite show when I was younger! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HE DOES TO IT!! Johnny depp as Baranbus? HOT!!

Melanie's Randomness

Chuck said...

I watched this show when I was a kid and loved it. Burton's movie can be nothing but great!

JRL said...

More Depp = More Delight