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Dark Shadows Update

“Dark Shadows,” the vampire-theme collaboration by Tim Burton and Johnny Depp continues filming, with generally a lot of security surrounding the process. This has continued to spawn rumors and sometimes outrage amongst some fans of the original series. More than one person associated with the production, for example, have used the word “funny” to describe…

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Dark Shadows Filming Update

Filming is now underway in England for the Tim Burton film “Dark Shadows” starring Johnny Depp as reluctant vampire Barnabas Collins. Not surprisingly, set security remains tight. Even Chloe Grace Moretz (who plays Carolyn), who tweets often, has revealed nothing about the production save that her hair will again be long for her role. However,…

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Dark Shadows Begins Filming

Filming has officially begun on the Tim Burton film “Dark Shadows,” the latest adaptation of the cult classic, a gothic soap opera from the late 1960s. “Dark Shadows” focused on a guilt-ridden vampire and his modern-day family in Maine. Two previous attempts to reboot the television series as a weekly primetime drama ultimately never really…

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Dark Shadows Update #2

Cameras begin rolling on the new Tim Burton/Johnny Depp version of “Dark Shadows” in April, and not surprisingly the filmmakers are trying to keep all the details relatively hidden. Yet we do know some things, including the fact Michelle Pfeiffer (who last worked with Burton as Catwoman in “Batman Returns”) will be playing Liz Collins…

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The Lost Dark Shadows

Way back in 2004, the then-WB network commissioned a pilot which would try to update and re-imagine a classic 1960s t.v. series. It was a genre show, all about an American family facing extraordinary challenges. Its still-loyal fan base included many who considered the so-called villain of the piece their favorite character. Network executives hoped…

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Dark Shadows Update

Johnny Depp as a vampire. A minor joy in my life for the past year and a half has been getting to tell someone the news. Turns out, Depp (like yours truly) was a huge fan of the gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows” and his production company bought the rights to it. Now Tim Burton…

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Abigail Breslin Twihard, Johnny Depp Talks Dark Shadows, and Damon’s Challenger in this Week’s Vampire Bites!

Abigail Breslin, alas, yet another preteen is struck with the Twilight fever! Apparently, not only has Breslin caught Twilight-fan-fever, but she’s also sided with either Team Edward or Team Jacob. But will she say which one? And why is she so paranoid about the other Twihards? Maybe it’s because in her new movie… she is…

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Science Fiction Undead

Go to virtually any bookstore and a seemingly odd decision awaits your eyes. Amid Biography, Western, Romance, Self Help and loads of other genres, two invariably get lumped together–Science Fiction and Fantasy. Yet as fans of either (or both) can tell you, many are the differences between the two. Why then group them together? An…

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Johnny Depp Talks About ‘Dark Shadows’

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton have been developing an adaptation of the odd ’60s soap opera “Dark Shadows” and so far there hasn’t been much news on the big project. However, Depp and his collaboration team recently spoke on the film and what a difficult task it has been. “It’s one thing to adapt a…

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Dark Shadows – Ahead of its Time?

Fans of haemovores everywhere probably already know that Johnny Depp has plans to reunite with Tim Burton in a motion picture adaptation of the cult t.v. series “Dark Shadows.” The whole idea of Depp as a vampire no doubt has sent many a heart aflutter. Quite understandably! It is one of those ideas that seems…

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Johnny Depp To Play A Vampire

It looks like the vampire bug has struck again and who better to play a sexy vampire than Johnny Depp? With so many vampire remakes, reboots and adaptations from Twilight to Cirque Du Freak to Buffy, it only makes sense that the cult hit Dark Shadows would also get a fresh breath of life, or…

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