Transformed into a vampire and entombed for 200 years after betraying vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), 18th century fishing magnate Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) returns to Collinwood Manor in 1972, only to find his once proud estate in ruins and his family plagued by macabre secrets. It was the year 1752 when Barnabas' parents came to America to expand their business empire. But after establishing the thriving New England fishing town of Collinsport, the family experienced a series of misfortunes when Barnabas fell for the gorgeous Josette DuPres (Bella Heathcoate) and cast aside beautiful witch Angelique, who cursed him with eternal life and buried him deep in the earth. Returning home to Collinwood Manor after being dug up by a construction crew in 1972, Barnabas learns that Angelique has nearly driven his family out of business, and turned the townspeople against them. Determined matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) employs live-in psychiatrist Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter) and enchanting governess Victoria Winters (Heathcoate) to try and help young David Collins (Gully McGrath) get over the mysterious death of his beloved mother, but as Barnabas gets acquainted with his distant ancestors -- including Elizabeth's black-sheep brother Roger (Jonny Lee Miller) and headstrong teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz) -- their suffering weighs heavily on his shoulders. Later, when Angelique learns that Barnabas has returned on a mission to restore his family to its former glory and fallen for the radiant Victoria (who is actually Josette reincarnate), she vows to make his suffering unimaginable if he should dare refuse her once again. Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, and Gulliver McGrath co-star.
Tim Burton - American director
Timothy Burton - American director
Danny Elfman - Score composer
Tom Johnson - SOUND\"FORREST GUMP"
Katterli A. Frauenfelder
John Bush - Set Designer
Ronnie Spector - Pop Singer/Phil's Wife
John August - Writer: 'Go'
Bruno Delbonnel - Director of Photography, AMELIE (2001)
Karen Myers - Hair Styles
Mattes and Miniatures
Chris Lowe - Art Director
Lizzie Yianni Georgiou
Jessie Thiele Schroeder - Post Production Supervisor
Helena Bonham-Carter - British Actress
Johnny Depp - American Actor - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STR
Jonathan Frid - Actor/"Barnabas Collins"
Jackie Earle Haley - American actor, LITTLE CHILDREN
William Hope - Actor/ Gorman in ALIENS (1986)
Christopher Lee - British actor, DRACULA (1958)
Lara Parker - Actress/"Dark Shadows"
Michelle Pfeiffer - American actress, SCARFACE, DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Shane Rimmer - American Supporting Actor
Kathryn Leigh Scott - Actress/"Visitor"
David Selby - American TV/Film Actor
Michael J. Shannon - Supporting Actor
Alice Cooper - Rock Musician
Vincent Furnier - Rock Musician
Jonny Lee Miller - Actor/"Hackers"
Thomas Grube - Actor
Josephine Butler - Actor, LAWLESS HEART (2002)
Eva Green - Actress, THE DREAMERS (2004)
Harry Taylor - Actor
Chloe Grace Moretz - Actor, AMITYVILLE HORROR (2005)
Chloe Moretz - Actor, AMITYVILLE HORROR (2005)
Hannah Murray - British actress
Sophie Kennedy Clark - Actor
Michael Anthony Brown
Dominica Van Santen
"Depp's performance is more than just funny -- it's ghoulishly endearing. He caresses each line with great care, as if it were a piece of candy he's unwrapping..." -- Grade: B+ - 05/18/2012 Entertainment Weekly
"Depp's performance is so unwavering in its commitment to eccentricity that it is hard not to be fitfully entertained." - 05/11/2012 Los Angeles Times
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a great time at the movies and a wickedly clever cinematic treat. With a terrific Johnny Depp in the lead role of the creepy Barnabas Collins..." - 05/08/2012 Box Office
"Mr. Burtons most pleasurable film in years....Lovingly adorned with Mr. Burtons signature kinks." - 05/11/2012 New York Times
"The film's strength lies in the juxtaposition of director Tim Burton's Gothic world with '70s pop culture references such as lava lamps and the music of the Carpenters." - 05/11/2012 USA Today
"Burton's visuals are a sumptuous treat, as is Depp's unerring sense of mischief, playing Barnabas Collins, a vampire with family problems." - 05/10/2012 Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 5 -- "DARK SHADOWS looks gloweringly gorgeous, the cast more than earn their keep, and the climactic CG conflagration stops the show..." - 07/01/2012 Total Film
"With inventive, fondly detailed art direction and moments of genre homage glee, this is studded with things to cherish..." - 07/01/2012 Sight and Sound