Fifth ‘Dark Shadows’ TV Spot Now Airing

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2012 06:36 pm GMT -4 by

The movie doesn’t come out until next month but Warner Bros. obviously doesn’t want you to forget the date as yet another TV spot of the Tim Burton reboot of ‘Dark Shadows’ has been released.

This 60 second commercial marks the fifth TV spot for the movie and it focuses solely on Barnabas Collins’ story. There is some great new footage in this one as well as an appearance from Alice Cooper! (For those who were born after the 70’s, he was the Marilyn Manson of that era.)

I must admit, I’m really enjoying all the footage from this movie. Yes I did see the original soap opera and the 1991 reboot with Ben Cross and a really young Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but the irreverent Tim Buton-esque tone of the movie seems to appeal to my warped sense.

If it seems as though there’s been a plethora of TV spots for this movie you’re not wrong. The first two starting airing just last week followed by a third spot 5 days later. The latest spot hit the internet yesterday and now we have this one which you can watch below.

‘Dark Shadows’ – Fifth TV Spot:

‘Dark Shadows’ stars  Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz and Gulliver McGrath and will open in theaters on May 11th.

Source: Coming Soon

  • Smorrison11

    oh boy, Burton just ruined Dark Shadows. Wasn’t Planet of the Apes enough?

  • Ljmachutch

    There was an attempt to bring the “serious” DS back in the 90′s … think I was the only one watching. It didn’t last long despite being a far improved production then the original 60′s version. And yes, I loved the original, grew up with it.
    My vote on the new movie … it looks fantastic! Can not wait for the release!

    • Janice Kay

      I watched the “serious” DS also. I think it only ran about 9 episodes and was cancelled just as the story was really getting good.

  • Janice Kay

    I’m actually going to give this one a chance. Re-imaging is not always a bad thing. I was up in arms with the re-imaging of 21 Jump Street into a comedy but apparently the reviews are favorable. The re-imaging of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing to an 80′s setting played in the London theater and got rave reviews also. Granted, Burton’s track record leaves much to be desired but he also has had some hits and this may be one. For the sake of the DS franchise, I hope this one succeeds.