The 3-minute behind-the-scenes video taking a look back at several of the classic vampire films that have been made over the years, footage from the set and revealing interviews with Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, and director Tim Burton. Also, a glimpse of the original Dark Shadows cast members who appear in the movie, including Jonathan Frid, who played the original Barnabas Collins and recently passed away.
Based on the 1966-1971 gothic soap opera of the same name, the upcoming supernatural drama film is directed by Tim Burton based on a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith. Johnny Depp portrays the vampire Barnabas Collins, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz and Gulliver McGrath.
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 (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 (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 (Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Heathcote.