By now, we’re well and truly accustomed to the madness of Tim Burton. He can make kids films from corpses and a musical of a murderer, all with a little tenderness thrown in for extra measure. So, a comedy about a vampire set in the Seventies sounds like a given really.
He’s back with Johnny Depp in his rightful place in Dark Shadows, heading up the cast as Barnabas Collins, a cursed man, buried as a vampire in 1772 who is dug up and finds himself in the strange land of America in 1972, and lives with his dysfunctional descendants. Cue lots of T-Rex, flower power and the more-than-occasional discotheque. Grooooovy baaaaaby.
Co-starring is Michelle Pfieffer, Eva Green, and Chloe Moretz. But Burton’s baby mama, Helena Bonham Carter, will be playing the Collins’ live-in psychiatrist, Dr Julia Hoffman, with positively LUMINOUS ginger hair.
This will be one episode of Jeremy Kyle you won’t want to miss!
Dark shadows is out in the UK on Friday 11th May.