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Top 5 Reasons Why We're Dying to See Dark Shadows

Top 5 Reasons Why We're Dying to See Dark Shadows

By Josh Perilo

We just watched the new trailer for the upcoming movie, Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton and we are STOKED!

Now that you’ve seen it too, here are the top five reasons we’re dying to see Dark Shadows:

1. Johnny Depp’s awesome emo hair.
Let’s face it. The very first thing that jumps out at you when watching this trailer is “Wow. That is some sad, sensitive, shoe gazing hair.” Never the one to shy away from bold choices in the wig and makeup department, Depp has outdone himself this time around somehow channeling both eighteenth century sophisticate and late twentieth century brooding rocker simultaneously.

2. The groovy 1970s, Burton style.
This film doesn’t take place in 1972. It takes place in 1972 in Tim Burton’s head. And that is a scarier, brighter, and more twisted time and place than any real account of the early '70s could ever be. This is clearly not going to be a historically-accurate movie, but what’s the point of that? This looks like groovy fun on the level of Austin Powers or Ron Burgundy.

3. It’s a… comedy?
Judging from the tenor of the trailer, it doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously. In fact, by the end of the clip, it appears that we’re in for a… vampire comedy? I mean, someone had to make one at some point. And why shouldn’t it be Tim Burton? He clearly has a handle on the macabre, and we’ve seen him handle comedy in flicks like Mars Attacks. Seems like a no brainer!

4. Finally, a vampire that doesn’t take himself SO seriously.
And on that note, maybe it is about time that we see a little levity pumped into the oversaturated world of the undead. Yes, we all love the centuries old story about the inner conflict and turmoil of a man who is forced to walk the earth, feasting on blood. But, to quote another movie that took itself way too seriously, why so serious? Barnabas Collins is all about having a good time!

5. How has it taken THIS LONG for Johnny Depp to play a vampire!?
Um, hello! Seriously. That’s all we have to say about that.

Are you jazzed about this movie?

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