Dark Shadows (2012) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.3/ 10 (101249 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking

Production Company
Dan Curtis Productions [us]
GK Films [us]
Infinitum Nihil [us]
Tim Burton Productions [us]
Village Roadshow Pictures [au] - (in association with)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Belgium) - 9 May 2012
(France) - 9 May 2012
(Australia) - 10 May 2012
(Croatia) - 10 May 2012
(Denmark) - 10 May 2012

Running Time

Every Family Has Its Demons Strange Is Relative The legend bites back.

1760s, 1970s, alcoholism, ambulance, angry-mob, backhoe, bank-check, based-on-tv-series, black-magic, blood, blood-transfusion, bolt-cutter, brushing-teeth, building-explosion, buried-alive, camera-shot-of-feet, cane, cannery, cartoon-on-tv, castle, chain, chains, chandelier, changing-one's-name, cliff,

Technical Support
CAM:Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
CAM:Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
LAB:Technicolor, London, UK
MET:3,089 m - (Portugal)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:Spherical - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision 2383)
PFM:70 mm - (horizontal) (IMAX DMR blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383)
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Atkins, Lasco as (uncredited) [Cannery Worker]
  2. Bennett, Greg (XIII) as (uncredited) [Chet the Taxidermist]
  3. Bernard, Ashley as (uncredited) [Canning Company Employee]
  4. Brown, Michael Anthony (II) as [Windcliff Doctor] <31>
  5. Bulcock, Philip as [Hard Hat 2] <23>
  6. Casey, Duncan as (uncredited) [Policeman]
  7. Cooper, Alice (I) as [Alice Cooper] <12>
  8. Cooper, James (XXXII) as (uncredited) [Dock Worker]
  9. Crayford, Andrew as (uncredited) [Townsperson]
  10. Depp, Johnny as [Barnabas Collins] <1>
  11. Edgerley, Chris as (uncredited) [AngelBay Boy]
  12. Flammer, Marco as (uncredited) [AngelBay Boy]
  13. Flanagan, Guy as [Bearded Hippie] <21>
  14. Floodgate, Ian as (uncredited) [Collins Canning Worker]
  15. Fontana, Javier as (uncredited) [Fisherman]
  16. Freilich, Gabriel as [Hippie 3] <33>
  17. Frid, Jonathan as [Guest] <38>
  18. Gregory, Shonn as (uncredited) [Worker]
  19. Grube, Thomas (III) as [Construction Worker 1] <35>
  20. Haley, Jackie Earle as [Willie Loomis] <5>
  21. Harland, Daniel as (uncredited) [Barnabas Collin's Carrier Person]
  22. Harris, Lee Nicholas as (uncredited) [Fisherman]
  23. Heinrichs, Keaton (II) as (uncredited) [Angelbay Canning Boy]
  24. Hellebrand, Frank as (uncredited) [Henchman]
  25. Hollis, Richard (I) as [Vicky's Father] <29>
  26. Hope, William as [Sheriff] <16>
  27. Hunter, Tony (III) as (uncredited) [Factory Worker]
  28. Jackie, Earle Haley as (uncredited) [Willie Loomis]
  29. Jefferies, Joshua as (uncredited) [Pizzeria Customer]
  30. Kaye, Ivan as [Joshua Collins] <13>
  31. Lee, Christopher (I) as [Clarney] <11>
  32. Lyddon, David as (uncredited) [Workman]
  33. Mahon, Sean as [Collinsport Cop] <27>
  34. Mann, Ian (II) as (uncredited) [Dock Worker]
  35. Mash, Jeff as [Construction Worker 2] <36>
  36. McCarthy, Matthew David as (uncredited) [18th Century Gentleman]
  37. McDonell, Thomas as (uncredited) [Young Barnabus Collins]
  38. McGrath, Gulliver as (as Gully McGrath) [David Collins] <9>
  39. Meadows, Duncan as (uncredited) [Mob]
  40. Mercer, Dale (I) as (uncredited) [Slow Dancer]
  41. Mexted, Glen as [Captain Rubberpants] <20>
  42. Miller, Jonny Lee as [Roger Collins] <6>
  43. Moore, Alex (V) as (uncredited) [Fire Fighter]
  44. Mulcaster, Stuart as (uncredited) [Townsperson]
  45. Murphy, Benjayx as (uncredited) [Builder]
  46. Oliver, Mayo as (uncredited) [Firefighter]
  47. Ramtohul, Marcus as (uncredited) [Record Store Owner]
  48. Rimmer, Shane as [Board Member 1] <17>
  49. Selby, David as [Guest] <41>
  50. Shannon, Michael (I) as (as Michael J. Shannon) [Board Member 2] <18>
  51. Smith, Vincent Curson as (uncredited) [Young Barnabas - aged 9]
  52. Sokhadze, Zviad as (uncredited) [Builder Foreman]
  53. Taggart, Phillip as (uncredited) [Cannary worker]
  54. Taylor, Harry (I) as [Henchman] <19>
  55. Thomas-Webster, Nick as (uncredited) [Timothy]
  56. Tracy, Justin (V) as [Young Barnabus - aged 6] <34>
  57. Tyzack, Matt as (uncredited) [Townsperson]
  58. Whitmey, Nigel as [Hard Hat 1] <22>
  59. Woodford, Charlie as (uncredited) [18th Century Gentleman]
  60. Appleton, Victoria Jane as (uncredited) [Collins Canning Worker]
  61. Bewick, Victoria as [Hippie Chick 3] <26>
  62. Bonham Carter, Helena as [Dr. Julia Hoffman] <3>
  63. Brangan, Felicity as [Vicky's Mother] <30>
  64. Butler, Josephine as [David's Mother] <15>
  65. Cappellaro, Susanna as [Naomi Collins] <14>
  66. Cassidy, Raffey as [Young Angelique] <37>
  67. Clark, Sophie Kennedy as [Hippie Chick 1] <24>
  68. Craig, Janine (II) as [Go Go Dancer 1] <42>
  69. Green, Eva (I) as [Angelique Bouchard] <4>
  70. Heathcote, Bella as [Victoria Winters/Josette DuPres] <7>
  71. McGrail, Josephine as [Go Go Dancer 4] <45>
  72. Moretz, Chloë Grace as [Carolyn Stoddard] <8>
  73. Murray, Hannah as [Hippie Chick 2] <25>
  74. Osborne, Alexia as [Young Victoria] <28>
  75. Parker, Lara as [Guest] <40>
  76. Pfeiffer, Michelle as [Elizabeth Collins Stoddard] <2>
  77. Scott, Kathryn Leigh as [Guest] <39>
  78. Seabourne, Alexa as (uncredited) [1972 Train Passenger]
  79. Shirley, Ray (II) as [Mrs. Johnson] <10>
  80. Spencer, Charlotte (III) as [Coat Check Girl] <32>
  81. Van Santen, Dominika as (as Dominica Van Santen) [Go Go Dancer 3] <44>
  82. Young, Adelle as [Go Go Dancer 2] <43>


  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy

Full Plot

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Warner Bros. Pictures In 1760, the Collins family moves from Liverpool to the Maine to expand the family empire and dedicate to fishing business. One year later, they are successful and the city of Collinsport is raised in the place. Then, for fifteen years, Joshua and Naomi Collins build their Collinswood mansion. Their servant Angelique Bouchard has an unrequited love for their son Barnabas that actually loves Josette DuPres. But Angelique is a powerful witch that curses Barnabas and his family, killing his parents, Josette and turning him into a vampire. Then she brings the locals that lock him in a coffin and bury him for the eternity. In 1972, the young Victoria Winters comes to the decadent Collinswood to be the tutor of the young David Collins, who lost his mother two years ago. She finds a dysfunctional family composed by the devoted matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard ahead of the family business that is near bankruptcy; her rebel daughter Carolyn Stoddard; her brother and David's father Roger Collins; the psychiatrist Dr. Julia Hoffman that takes car of David; and the servants Willie Loomis and Mrs. Johnson. When eleven workers release and awake Barnabas, he drinks their blood and returns to Collinswood. He meets Elizabeth and she tells that the family has been cursed, and Barnabas shows a hidden room with a treasure in side and he promises to protect them and assume the business. When he sees Victoria, he rekindles his love for her. But the witch Angie is still alive and is prominent in the town and she has not forgotten Barnabas. Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 150,000,000 GR: USD 79,711,678 (USA) (12 August 2012) GR: USD 79,628,024 (USA) (5 August 2012) GR: USD 79,350,529 (USA) (29 July 2012) GR: USD 77,268,188 (USA) (15 July 2012) GR: USD 76,860,879 (USA) (8 July 2012) GR: USD 76,280,764 (USA) (1 July 2012) GR: USD 75,753,107 (USA) (24 June 2012) GR: USD 75,156,016 (USA) (17 June 2012) GR: USD 73,785,840 (USA) (10 June 2012) GR: USD 70,677,046 (USA) (3 June 2012) GR: USD 64,922,142 (USA) (27 May 2012) GR: USD 50,721,759 (USA) (20 May 2012) GR: USD 29,685,274 (USA) (13 May 2012) GR: USD 234,211,160 (Worldwide) (8 July 2012) GR: USD 227,943,333 (Worldwide) (1 July 2012) GR: USD 219,487,358 (Worldwide) (30 June 2012) GR: USD 219,387,645 (Worldwide) (24 June 2012) GR: USD 191,334,000 (Worldwide) (3 June 2012) GR: EUR 6,023,845 (Italy) (3 June 2012) GR: EUR 5,492,939 (Italy) (27 May 2012) GR: EUR 4,339,037 (Italy) (20 May 2012) GR: EUR 1,986,939 (Italy) (13 May 2012) GR: EUR 5,927,249 (Spain) (1 July 2012) GR: EUR 5,443,809 (Spain) (10 June 2012) GR: EUR 5,126,471 (Spain) (3 June 2012) GR: EUR 4,631,879 (Spain) (27 May 2012) GR: EUR 1,874,530 (Spain) (13 May 2012) OW: USD 29,685,274 (USA) (13 May 2012) (3,755 screens) OW: EUR 1,986,939 (Italy) (13 May 2012) (518 screens) SD: 18 May 2011 - 30 September 2011 WG: USD 23,406 (USA) (12 August 2012) (45 screens) WG: USD 108,838 (USA) (5 August 2012) (132 screens) WG: USD 287,229 (USA) (29 July 2012) (222 screens) WG: USD 226,926 (USA) (15 July 2012) (239 screens) WG: USD 304,908 (USA) (8 July 2012) (303 screens) WG: USD 393,406 (USA) (1 July 2012) (365 screens) WG: USD 260,447 (USA) (24 June 2012) (302 screens) WG: USD 623,388 (USA) (17 June 2012) (680 screens) WG: USD 1,410,207 (USA) (10 June 2012) (1,550 screens) WG: USD 3,703,205 (USA) (3 June 2012) (3,002 screens) WG: USD 7,504,387 (USA) (27 May 2012) (3,404 screens) WG: USD 12,583,338 (USA) (20 May 2012) (3,755 screens) WG: USD 29,685,274 (USA) (13 May 2012) (3,755 screens) WG: EUR 310,263 (Italy) (3 June 2012) (243 screens) WG: EUR 623,565 (Italy) (27 May 2012) (409 screens) WG: EUR 1,366,851 (Italy) (20 May 2012) (540 screens) WG: EUR 1,986,939 (Italy) (13 May 2012) (518 screens)

Movie Certificate

12A (UK)
12A (Ireland)
11 (Sweden)
15 (South Korea)
14A (Canada)(Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario)
TE (Chile)
PG13 (Singapore)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
11 (Norway)
12 (Netherlands)
PG-13 (Philippines)
M/12 (Portugal)
U/A (India)
12 (Germany)
U (France)
PG12 (Japan)
G (Canada)(Quebec)
PG (Canada)(British Columbia)
T (Italy)
14 (Brazil)
13 (Argentina)
14 (Peru)
PG-13 (USA)(certificate #47551)

Music Composers

  1. Elfman, Danny


  1. Delbonnel, Bruno

Dress Designers

  1. Atwood, Colleen


Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal [pt] - (2012) (Portugal) (theatrical)
Golden Village Pictures [sg] - (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Village Films [gr] - (2012) (Greece) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. Pictures [us] - (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [ar] - (2012) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [be] - (2012) (Belgium) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [ca] - (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [de] - (2012) (Germany) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [es] - (2012) (Spain) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [fr] - (2012) (France) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [gb] - (2012) (UK) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [it] - (2012) (Italy) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [jp] - (2012) (Japan) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [nl] - (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Warner Home Video [be] - (2012) (Belgium) (video) (Blu-Ray premiere)
Warner Home Video [nl] - (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [nl] - (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2012) (USA) (DVD)
Warner Home Video [us] - (2012) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

Film Editors

  1. Lebenzon, Chris


  1. Akhteh, Sara (production assistant)
  2. Aldington, Clare (assistant to producer)
  3. Asquith, Tom (assistant location manager)
  4. Baldry, Daisy (production assistant)
  5. Barnett, Celia (specialist researcher)
  6. Bates, Holly (assistant accountant)
  7. Bruce-Nazarian, debra (drama coach) (uncredited)
  8. Burton, Carn (location manager: VFX unit)
  9. Butler, Grant (II) (runner: additional crew)
  10. Calhoun, Kohli (dialect coach: Bella Heathcote)
  11. Campbell-Bell, Rob (assistant location manager)
  12. Chitty, Hannah (set production assistant: dailies)
  13. Clapp, Nikki (script supervisor)
  14. Clark, Sarah (I) (unit publicist)
  15. Connolly, Malcolm (security: Mr. Depp)
  16. Corlett, Jessica (floor runner: dailies)
  17. Creed, Ian (marine coordinator)
  18. Curtis, Tracy (I) (consultant)
  19. Deuters, Laurie (additional set production assistant)
  20. Deuters, Stephen (assistant: Mr Depp)
  21. Dias, Maria Ana D. (crowd marshall)
  22. Doram, Sekani (set production assistant)
  23. Draper, Charlotte (set production assistant)
  24. Elvin, Harry (crane/remote head technician)
  25. Fernie, Amanda (assistant accountant)
  26. Fielding, Alexander (additional floor runner)
  27. Gardner, Holly (III) (set production assistant)
  28. Garwood, Kya (stand-in: Michelle Pfeiffer & Eva Green)
  29. Giudice, Adam Del (set runner: dailies)
  30. Gower, Barrie (prosthetic makeup artist)
  31. Graae, Sofus (production coordinator)
  32. Hankey, Chris (location assistant)
  33. Holmes, Nathan (I) (assistant: Mr Depp)
  34. Howes, Charles (tutor)
  35. Isherwood, Carl (unit manager: Mr Depp)
  36. James, Ali (I) (location manager)
  37. Jaynes, Francesca (choreographer)
  38. Johnson, Bobbie (I) (financial controller)
  39. Johnson, Chaz (additional set production assistant)
  40. Johnson, Kelly (VI) (assistant accountant)
  41. Kerr, Alex (V) (assistant accountant)
  42. King, Nessa (payroll accountant)
  43. Learmonth, Stuart Jerome (production assistant)
  44. Leonard, Teariki (additional set production assistant)
  45. Lloyd, Bethan (production assistant)
  46. Mansfield, Sharon (script supervisor: splinter unit dailies)
  47. Mirrington, Matt (location marshall)
  48. Morgan, Victoria (I) (production coordinator)
  49. Morphew, Steve (stand-in: Johnny Depp)
  50. Morrison, Richard (I) (title designer)
  51. Muggoch, Duncan (location manager: VFX unit)
  52. Mullen, Christopher (II) (production secretary)
  53. Murray, Nick (XIX) (action vehicle assistant)
  54. O'Reilly, Carolyn (travel coordinator)
  55. Oldman, Alfie (floor runner)
  56. Orlando, Teresa (II) (floor runner: splinter unit)
  57. Otty, Christian (set production assistant)
  58. Peavey, Michael (helicopter pilot)
  59. Piddington, Charlotte (assistant: Mr. Gostelow)
  60. Pierson, Jim (consultant)
  61. Pile, Finlay (location manager: daily) (uncredited)
  62. Pill, Emma (supervising location manager)
  63. Pirkis, Max (runner)
  64. Rees, Norman Campbell (stand-in: Jonny Lee Miller)
  65. Riggs, Barnaby (set production assistant)
  66. Rothwell, Ben (V) (armourer)
  67. Stevenson, Luke (I) (assistant location manager)
  68. Swain, Neil (I) (dialect coach)
  69. Tarrant, Robbie (I) (runner: dailies) (uncredited)
  70. Taylor, David (LXIX) (unit manager)
  71. Van Hamme, Louise (assistant accountant)
  72. Veronique, Duprez (stand-in: Helena Bonham Carter)
  73. Ward, Hamish (I) (trainee accountant)
  74. Wares, Dean (titles typography)
  75. Wieder, David (II) (location marshall: dailies)
  76. Wild, Richard (II) (weather consultant) (uncredited)
  77. Zealey, David (assistant production coordinator)


[from trailer] Barnabas Collins: My name is Barnabas Collins. Two centuries ago, I made Collinwood my home... until a jealous witch cursed me, condemning me to the shadows, for all time. Barnabas Collins: Hear me, future dweller, you will be my loyal servant, until such time as I release you. Willie Loomis: So what's first, master? Barnabas Collins: You will cleanse me, servant! Angelique Bouchard: I'm going to make an offer to you, Barnabas. My last. You can join me by my side and we can run Collinsport together as partners, and lovers... or I'll put you back in the box. Barnabas Collins: I have already prepared my counter-proposal. It reads thusly: You may strategically place your wonderful lips upon my posterior and kiss it repeatedly! Barnabas Collins: How soon can the horses be ready? Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: We don't have horses, we have a Chevy. [Barnabas looks confused] Barnabas Collins: [seeing TV for the first time] What sorcery is this? [attacks the TV] Reveal yourself, tiny songstress! Angelique Bouchard: [wanting Barnabas to love her] What if I made you? Barnabas Collins: With what, a spell? A little doll with pins? That is not love! Angelique Bouchard: With THIS! [starts to strip] Barnabas Collins: Oh. Angelique Bouchard: With the body you once begged me for! Barnabas Collins: I must admit, those have not aged a day... Angelique Bouchard: Sleeping flame, I summon thee / To your form return / Make the night as bright as day / And burn, baby, burn! [from trailer] Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Fight on, Barnabas. Fight on for us. Barnabas Collins: And fight I shall! Carolyn Stoddard: [sees Barnabas for the first time] Are you stoned or something? Barnabas Collins: They tried stoning me, my dear. It did not work. Barnabas Collins: [to Willie] When did they start allowing women of the night on the estate grounds? Angelique Bouchard: If I can't have you, my love, I'll destroy you! [Barnabas arrives at Collinwood in 1972] Barnabas Collins: My beloved home, what have they done to you? Carolyn Stoddard: [about Barnabas] He's not staying with us forever, is he? David Collins: I like him. Barnabas Collins: [resurrected, at Angelique] WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? Barnabas Collins: [narrates] Angelique had cursed me to be a vampire, so that my suffering would never end. [Josette appears before Victoria] Josette du Pres: He's coming... he's coming... [Barnabas stares at a lava lamp] Barnabas Collins: What is that thing? Dr. Julia Hoffman: It's a lamp. Barnabas Collins: It looks like a pulsating blood urn! Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Welcome home, Barnabas Collins. Carolyn Stoddard: [about the planned ball] The only thing missing is Alice Cooper. Barnabas Collins: Well, she should be our guest too, regardless. [At the ball, he sees who Alice Cooper really is] Barnabas Collins: ...ugliest woman I've ever seen. [Barnabas grabs a construction worker] Barnabas Collins: I am terribly sorry, but you cannot imagine how thirsty I am... [bites him] Barnabas Collins: A woman doctor... what an age this is. Barnabas Collins: What is your age? Carolyn Stoddard: Fifteen. Barnabas Collins: Fifteen, and no husband? You must put those child-bearing hips to good use, lest your womb shrivel up and die. Barnabas Collins: [dodging a vomit projectile from Angelique] Missed me! [takes a hit] Barnabas Collins: Tell me, what do you know of Barnabas Collins? Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Just legends, really. Two centuries ago, a witch turned him into a vampire and locked him away. Barnabas Collins: What is known of his death? Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Nothing. Barnabas Collins: That, madam, is because he never died. I am Barnabas Collins. [reveals a secret passage] Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Then, you... Barnabas Collins: I am a vampire, madam. But I am also a Collins, and I swear by all I hold sacred I will not harm anyone under this roof. [at a hippie commune] Barnabas Collins: I am reminded of a line from Erich Segal's 'Love Story': "Love means never having to say you're sorry." However, it is with sincere regret that I must now kill all of you. [screaming is heard at the commune] Barnabas Collins: I seek advice on the art of courting a woman of this time. Carolyn Stoddard: You obviously mean Vicky. Barnabas Collins: She has the most fertile birthing hips I've ever set eyes upon. Carolyn Stoddard: You're weird. Barnabas Collins: [mistakenly flattered] You really think so? [receiving transfusions of human blood] Barnabas Collins: You must have faith, Doctor. For if a man can become a monster, then a monster can become a man. David Collins: [opening the coffin in which Barnabas has been chained] Uncle Barnabas, why do you have ladies' underwear on your head? Barnabas Collins: Never mind that... Barnabas Collins: [holds a fork] I see you have been driven to even sell the prized family silverware. Roger Collins: How can you tell? Those are exact replicas. Barnabas Collins: Had this been silver, I would have burst into flame at the slightest touch. Dr. Julia Hoffman: Is he for real? Barnabas Collins: Do you have any idea what you put me through? Angelique Bouchard: Get over it, Barnabas! Barnabas Collins: Locked in a box, for over two hundred years! Angelique Bouchard: Don't exaggerate, it was only a hundred and ninety-six. [going down a tunnel in the fireplace] Barnabas Collins: My father had quite a flair for secret passages; as a boy, I took it upon myself to discover each one. But this one is my favourite. "Family is the only real wealth," he would often remark. Though, clearly, he was not opposed to other kinds... [reveals a vault] Barnabas Collins: [to Elizabeth] Know this: I mean to stay. I mean to be a part of this family again. Victoria Winters: I don't know why, but in some ways I feel I can tell you anything. It's like I've known you forever. Barnabas Collins: Yes. Victoria Winters: It's as if I am hypnotized... Barnabas Collins: Yes... Wait, no! I have used no such trickery upon you, I assure you! Victoria Winters: I don't know what it is, I just know that there's always been something pulling me here, pulling me to Collinsport and you... Barnabas Collins: [he tries to kiss Victoria and she recoils] Oh dear, hath my scent offended thee? Victoria Winters: No, no! It's just... people I love haven't always loved me back. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: His name was Barnabas Collins, and he was the finest man this family ever knew. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: [to Victoria] Welcome to Collinwood. You'll have to imagine us on a better day. Dr. Julia Hoffman: Every year I get half as pretty and twice as drunk. Barnabas Collins: [to a mortally wounded Angelique] So, this is how it ends. There was a time, when I could have loved you. We could have spent eternity together. Angelique Bouchard: We still... can... Barnabas Collins: You never loved me. You wanted to control me. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: [Barnabas has saved David from being crushed by a falling mirror ball, but is now standing in direct sunlight] Barnabas... you're on fire. David Collins: Carolyn touches herself. She makes noises like a kitten. Carolyn Stoddard: [to David] You little shit! Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Children, get away from that man! David Collins: He said his name was Barnabas Collins. Carolyn Stoddard: And I'm pretty sure he called me a hooker. Barnabas Collins: I know the body of this house as I do my own. Every brick, every passage... [opens a vault to find it filled with macrame] Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: That's where I keep my macrame. Barnabas Collins: A disgraceful misuse, madam! Carolyn Stoddard: You're all stiff and proper and old-fashioned. Barnabas Collins: And Victoria? Is she not proper? Carolyn Stoddard: She likes to pretend she's rock'n'roll, but she's a Carpenters kind of chick for sure. Barnabas Collins: Do you mean to say that she has a penchant for woodworkers? Carolyn Stoddard: The Carpenters are musicians, stupid. Barnabas Collins: Ahhh, music... Yes, I'm rather fond of the music of the day. "I'm a picker, I'm a grinner, I'm a lover and I'm a sinner. I play my music in the sun." Barnabas Collins: Here are my terms: Goest thou to hell, and swiftly please, and there may Azmodaeus himself suckle from your diseased teat! [first lines] Barnabas Collins: [narrates] It is said that blood is thicker than water. It is what defines us, binds us... curses us. Barnabas Collins: [locked in a box] Let me out! Let me out, I say! Release me! Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: What do you think of the President? Victoria Winters: Never met him. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: What do you think of the war? Victoria Winters: I don't watch television. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Do you think the sexes should be equal? Victoria Winters: Heavens, no. Men would become quite unmanageable. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: I think we're going to get along fine. Angelique Bouchard: I'm willing to start over, Barnabas! I'm willing to call a truce if you'll just... take me! Barnabas Collins: I am not what I once was. Angelique Bouchard: I can change that. Barnabas Collins: And if I refuse? Angelique Bouchard: I'll take everything you love, starting with that little creature you've been eying so fondly! The one who looks like JOSETTE! [throws herself on a couch and opens her legs] Barnabas Collins: Well then, I suppose, strictly in the name of her honour, I must now defile myself for a few seconds... [Barnabas hoists up Roger] Roger Collins: What are you d...? Barnabas Collins: I am about to do something so repellent, it sickens me to my very core!... I am going to give you a choice: you can either devote every waking moment to being an exemplary father to young David. Roger Collins: Or...? Barnabas Collins: Or you can leave, with sufficient funds to provide for the rest of your life. [Roger leaves Collinwood] Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Where is Dr Hoffman when you need her? Barnabas Collins: Indeed. Angelique Bouchard: Here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to destroy everything you love, so that you'll have nothing left in your life but me! [puts her underwear on Barnabas] Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: What did you do to my daughter? Angelique Bouchard: The family tree needed a little spicing up, so I sent a werewolf to bite her as a child. [sees David] Angelique Bouchard: Just as I sent David's mother to the bottom of the ocean, rendering him a motherless whelp! [turns to Barnabas] Angelique Bouchard: And as for you... I killed your parents, and every one of your lovers. They kept us apart. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Angelique! Get out of my house! [fires at Angelique with a shotgun] Angelique Bouchard: Your house? [last words] Angelique Bouchard: [pulls out her heart, offers it to Barnabas] Take it. [last lines] Barnabas Collins: [narrates] It is said that blood is thicker than water. It is what joins us, binds us... curses us. My name is Barnabas Collins, and my curse has finally been broken. Willie Loomis: Captain Clarney, I'd like you to meet Barnabas Collins. Clarney: Collins? And uh, why does a Collins want to talk to me? Barnabas Collins: To offer you a contract. Clarney: I have a contract. With Angel Bay. Barnabas Collins: And if I told you I could offer you a better one? Clarney: Then, Mr. Collins, I would tell you to take a long walk off a short pier. Dr. Julia Hoffman: Barnabas, may I hypnotize you? Barnabas Collins: Madam, I do not believe that remotely possi... [falls asleep] Dr. Julia Hoffman: How would you describe Liverpool? Barnabas Collins: Filthy! Dr. Julia Hoffman: David believes his mother is a celestial immortality. Fascinating. Barnabas Collins: I do not feel as though I am becoming more human. Dr. Julia Hoffman: Give it some time. Barnabas Collins: Time, Doctor, I have an unfortunate excess of. Barnabas Collins: Yes, I killed Dr Hoffman, and those workmen, as well as some very nice unshaven people. For every life I take, a part of my soul dies! But I kill, only because I am COMPELLED to. Barnabas Collins: [enters Dr Hoffman's laboratory] We must intensify our efforts! I have an urgent need to be human again! [stops short] Dr. Julia Hoffman: I can explain... Barnabas Collins: My God! You're not using your blood to make me human - you're using my blood, to make yourself immortal! Dr. Julia Hoffman: Barnabas, you have a gift. You better get a hold over yourself... Barnabas Collins: The Collins family took you in and bestowed their sacred trust upon you, and you brazenly betray that trust? Dr. Julia Hoffman: I'm sorry. I just didn't want to grow old. I want to be beautiful, and I want to live forever like you... Barnabas Collins: I am afraid that is out of the question! Dr. Julia Hoffman: Please forgive me! You're a good man! You're a gentleman! Please, please... Barnabas Collins: Madam, I am neither good nor gentle! And I do not forgive! [bites her] Angelique Bouchard: Say you love me! Say it! Barnabas Collins: I am sorry, Angelique. But to do so would be a lie. Victoria Winters: Hello. My name is Victoria Winters. Willie Loomis: Congratulations. Barnabas Collins: How dare you invade this home with your noxious... Angelique Bouchard: [kisses him] It really is you! Barnabas Collins: I was not aware you were so threatened by my business acumen. Angelique Bouchard: Hypnotizing fishermen isn't acumen! Barnabas Collins: What is it that you want, Angelique? Angelique Bouchard: Your love! Yo DO still love me, don't you, somewhere deep inside that cold but beating heart? Barnabas Collins: My dear, even Aphrodite herself could not construct a more odious union! Barnabas Collins: I've spoken of my feelings to not a soul. Victoria Winters: Yeah, you spoke only of my birthing hips. Barnabas Collins: [awkward] Yes... [as Dr Hoffman's body is dumped] Barnabas Collins: I don't have to tell you, Willie, that if you breathe a word of this to anyone, I shall have to kill you in a most unpleasant manner. Willie Loomis: Don't worry Mr. B, I never liked the bitch anyway... Willie Loomis: Fire! Murder! Mob, angry! Angelique Bouchard: [looks around Collinwood] Whoa, you've really let this place go to hell... right where it belongs. [repeated line] Josette du Pres: Help me... Willie Loomis: [drunk] It's October. S'why there's punkins. Josette du Pres: Promise me we'll be together. Barnabas Collins: As Heaven is my witness, Josette, we shall spend eternity together. Barnabas Collins: [narrates] Of all the servants I could have spurned, of all the hearts I could have broken, I got one with a secret. I got the witch. Victoria Winters: Hello, my name is Maggie Ev... Hello, my name is Victoria Winters. Please, call me Vicky. Barnabas Collins: [sees and touches an asphalt road for the first time] Curious terrain. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: I always thought there was something strange about Angie, but a witch... Barnabas Collins: It is she whose hate was so strong she turned me into this hideous creature! Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: No, if she had hated you she would have merely killed you. A curse takes devotion. Barnabas Collins: I have spent the last two centuries locked in a box, with nothing to keep me occupied but a glimpse into the dark shadows of my soul. Barnabas Collins: The Collins have always held the biggest and most expensive balls. Roger Collins: That's what I've been saying, this family needs more balls! Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: She's a witch! [points at Angelique] [Barnabas searches for Victoria] David Collins: She's headed for Widow's Hill! Barnabas Collins: Victoria... my sweet Victoria... Victoria Winters: No... Josette. David Collins: Carolyn, look... [points at Barnabas's portrait] Barnabas Collins: Ah, yes! Uncanny, is it not? Worth every hour I spent posing. [describing his liberation at the construction site] Barnabas Collins: I was awakened, by a giant dragon with millions of teeth and a thousand shining eyes! Barnabas Collins: Josette... Victoria Winters: My name is Victoria Winters. Please, call me Vicky. Barnabas Collins: Enchanted. But I shall call you Victoria, a name so wonderful to me that I could not stand to lose a single syllable of it. Barnabas Collins: [seeing "Scooby-Doo"] This is a very silly play. Victoria Winters: [about David] He claims to talk to his dead mother. Part of me thinks it's a fantasy, to gain attention. Another part believes it's real, that things such as magic and ghosts do exist. Still, whichever it is to make him happy. I mean as long as one gains happiness, who am I to argue with how they find it? Barnabas Collins: Eloquently put. Bearded Hippie: You know the best thing about this war? It's so bad, it's gotta be the last one! [Someone enters the mausoleum where Barnabas is imprisoned] Barnabas Collins: Who's there? Oh, please, I swear on Heaven you will come to no harm! Please! Please! How many decades has it been? David Collins: It's been twenty minutes. Barnabas Collins: Oh, Master David! However did you find me? David Collins: My mommy told me. You must think I'm crazy... Barnabas Collins: Master David, I think nothing of the sort! Barnabas Collins: [to the police] I am prepared to go with you quietly, providing that no other members of my family come to harm. And that Miss Bouchard accompanies me. [grabs Angelique] Barnabas Collins: After all, are not the two of us kindred? Angelique Bouchard: Go ahead, slaughter me! Show them what you are! Barnabas Collins: No, I shall show them what WE are! Willie Loomis: [brandishes an axe] You're gonna have to go through me! [Angelique hurls him aside] [fighting] Angelique Bouchard: I worshipped you! Barnabas Collins: You plagued me! Angelique Bouchard: I adore you! Barnabas Collins: I despise you! Carolyn Stoddard: Leave us alone! Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Carolyn? Carolyn, what...? Carolyn Stoddard: I'm a werewolf, okay? Don't make such a big deal over it. Carolyn Stoddard: Woof. [attacks Angelique] David Collins: That's enough. Leave us alone. Angelique Bouchard: I think I'll start by killing you, orphan! [advances on David] Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: David, run! Barnabas Collins: [to Angelique] Your quarrel is with me! Angelique Bouchard: My quarrel is with ALL of you! Angelique Bouchard: So, what are you going to do to me? David Collins: Not me. My mommy. [Laura Collins appears] [Barnabas catches Victoria at Widow's Hill] Barnabas Collins: [embraces her] I thought I'd lost you! Victoria Winters: You already have. We can never be together, Barnabas: I belong in the light and you belong in the shadows, I'll age and die while you live on. Barnabas Collins: We can still find a way... Victoria Winters: There's only one way. Barnabas Collins: [immediately understands] No! I will not make you suffer as I have! [Victoria smiles at him, and falls] Barnabas Collins: NO! Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Peace wins every war. [after having sex] Barnabas Collins: That was a regrettable turn of events. Angelique Bouchard: You didn't seem to regret it. Barnabas Collins: Yes. It seems that even in death, I have a weakness for the living flesh... especially yours. Angelique Bouchard: What a cold way to describe something so hot. Barnabas Collins: Perhaps. But I cannot succumb to your charms ever again. Please, forgive me.

Other Titles

  1. Dark Shadows (2012) (ENG)
    (Italy) (imdb display title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (scenes in the wood)
  2. Start Point, Kingsbridge, Devon, England, UK - (stroll under cliffs)
  3. Beckenham place park, Kent, England, UK
  4. Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK
  5. Cornwall, England, UK
  6. Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK
  7. Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (interiors) (studio)
  8. South Devon, England, UK
  9. Trafalgar Castle School, Whitby, Ontario, Canada


- This is 'Tim Burton (I)' (qv)'s eighth film with 'Johnny Depp' (qv), his seventh film with 'Helena Bonham Carter' (qv), his fifth film with 'Christopher Lee (I)' (qv), and his second film with 'Michelle Pfeiffer' (qv) (Pfeffer had starred in _Batman Returns (1992)_ (qv) twenty years previously).

- The scene where Barnabas approaches Collinwood in 1972 is a direct copy of Barnabas's first scene in _House of Dark Shadows (1970)_ (qv), where he approaches Collinwood from the shadows.

- 'Anne Hathaway' (qv), 'Lindsay Lohan' (qv) and 'Jennifer Lawrence (III)' (qv) auditioned for the role of Angelique.

- 'Kathryn Leigh Scott' (qv) reported at the Dark Shadows Festival in Brooklyn (August 19-21, 2011) that she, 'Lara Parker' (qv), 'David Selby' (qv) and 'Jonathan Frid' (qv) were treated "like royalty" when they arrived on set for their cameos during the first week of July 2011, and that 'Johnny Depp' (qv) walked up to Jonathan Frid and said, "None of this would be possible had it not been for you" referring to Frid's original portrayal of the Barnabas Collins role and its impact on the success of the original series.

- 'Chloë Grace Moretz' (qv) (Carolyn Stoddard) and 'Gulliver