A new video featuring the vampires that inspired Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Barnabas Collins has surfaced and it gives proper tribute to the cinematic blood suckers of the past.

The new featurette has some great new footage and also gives a little background of Barnabas’ story.  Depp, director Tim Burton and screenwriter Seth Grahme-Smith give their thoughts on the vampire lore and its influence on the movie and they all seem to be big fans of the horror creature.  As an added treat, the featurette also reveals some of the cameos from the film of actors that have appeared in vampire movies and shows from the past. I won’t mention who they are in case you don’t want to know any spoilers.

When news of this modified version of ‘Dark Shadows’ first came out, I was a bit leery as Burton has a hit and miss record when it comes to directing but it seems that his vision of ‘Dark Shadows’ may hit the right tone just like his classics ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Edward Scissorhands.’

Take a look at the featurette and let me know if you agree!

‘Dark Shadows’ Featurette:

‘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: iTune Movie Trailers