Topic: dark-shadows

First Look: Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

First Look: Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

Did you guys ever watch Dark Shadows? I sure did. Dark Shadows remains, to this very day, the only soap opera that I have ever watched with any sort of regularity. Though it originally aired on ABC before I was born– its heyday was from 1966 to 1971– the Sci-Fi Channel (before it got all hoity-toity and started calling itself SyFy) used to show it regularly when I was a kid. Though part of the draw of the show was that it had been taped live, enabling eagle-eyed viewers to spot actors breaking character and laughing on occasion, its primary sell was its subject matter: It focused on the spooky and the supernatural. And guess what? Spooky and supernatural director Tim Burton is currently in the process of remaking Dark Shadows as a film! Even better, we’ve got first look photos of the film and its star– Johnny Depp, naturally– right here for your viewing pleasure! More »