Dark Shadows", the latest collaboration betweenJohnny Depp and Tim Burton hits theaters on May 11th.  And it looks pretty good UNLESS you're a fan of the original gothic soap opera it's based on. An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Yes, was a real daytime soap.  It aired from 1966 to 1971 and featured an old dark manor, ghosts, witches, the odd werewolf here and there and a vampire named Barnabas Collins which is who Johnny is playing.
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What do you think? Must See or Wait for DVD?

 

--But the show wasn't played for laughs, like this movie obviously is.