Groovy Baby! Okay, so after I saw the new Dark Shadows trailer, I was inspired to do this piece. I've been reading people's reaction to the trailer online, and it has been interesting to say the least. Many Dark Shadows fans are crying 'Foul' and are outraged by the comedic tone that the film seems to have taken. Although you can't always judge a film by it's trailer, it will be interesting to see if the second trailer is the same or if it plays up the darker elements of the film. For me personally, I can't wait! I think it looks like a lot of fun. I follow the blog 'Dark Shadows News Page' and today he had an excellent, thoughtful post on the new Dark Shadows movie, and I encourage all of you to read it (click here). It sums up how I feel about the movie, and written much better than I could have done.
I'm really hoping that this movie turns out to be great. I was a big Tim Burton fan for many years, up until he made re-made 'Planet of the Apes'. After that, I just didn't have the same enthusiasm I once had for his films. 'Corpse Bride' was the biggest disappointment ever.
So in case you haven't seen it, here it is. The sticky sweet seventies Dark Shadows trailer:
And here's the song 'Our Favorite Vampire' by Vampire State Building. With images from a comic spoof called 'Darn Shadows'. I'd love to have that comic!
Those of you interested in seeing classic Dark Shadows images from me, you'll be happy to know that I'm doing a series of characters from the show for an upcoming issue of Video Watchdog.