Dark Shadows

Synopsis: 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 C
Director(s): Tim Burton
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  2 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

Liverpool 1760

It is said that blood is thicker than water

It is what defined us, bind us

curses us

Come on, Barnabas

For some learn the mean the life

over wealth and privilege

for others a life of solitude

Angelique, how many times do

I tell you not to stare at him

Remember your place

When I was but a boy

My father took us to the new world

To expand the Collins family empire

We brought English

industry to the wild maine

and build a fishing business the like

of which America had never seen

One year later

A man should take pride in what he builds

But remember, Barnabas

Family is the only real wealth

As our business grew

The town of Collins Port grew with it

and we decided to put

down permanent roots

We spent the next 15 years

building our beloved home

Collins Wood

But not everyone share

in our family success


Let me hear you say I love you,

Angelique and I want you

Angelique, I am sorry my dear, but..

you would be hearing a lie

make the high and mighty

Arrogant creatures down you go

The links to my parents

were no accident

I became obsessed with dark

magic and ancient curses

behold upon the gates of hell

If I saw the characters alone

Blessed upon the satan true name


But even then in my depth of my grief

not all was darkness,

I have found my one true love

promise me we'd be together forever

God is my witness Josette.

I swear it

Of all the servants I could have sperm

all the hearts that I could have broken

I got the one secret

I got the Witch

if he dug another true

love to relent his heart

And I and Magic shall dis-might

his youth so all he loves will


Caught in Angelique spells

My beloved Josette

wanders helplessly to those hill

where many of the despondent

soul have leap to their death




Help me


What have you done?

Angelique had curse me to be a vampire

so that my suffering would never ends

There is the monster

Result that I would

never belong to her

Angelique turn the towns

people against me

And condemned me to suffer

my anguish alone in the dark

for all time

Let me out I say

Release me


Hello, My name is Maggie Yves

Hello, my name is Victoria Winters

Please call me Vicky

So where are you from you, Veronica?

New York, and it's Victoria

and it's Victoria, I love this chick man

- New York's a trip huh?

- I guess

What about you?,

What bring New York

girl up to the states?

An old friend

Take it easy, Veronica

- Hello, I'm Victoria Winters

- Congratulations

I'm here to see

about the governess position

Well I'm been expecting you

Come on

Sorry I didn't pick you up at the

station damn wagon been acting up

Elizabeth most spend

getting the place fix

It's beautiful

Full with dust is all it has

Place was designed for

staff of a hundred

And now the only staff is me

Me and Mrs Johnson

She but as useful as

a bucket without a bottom

Still not every family has a

house like this

or a whole town name of them

- Come again?

- Collins, Collins Port

I forgot that

Who's that?

Barnaby maybe,

Some part of Barn

Must be the important

one from way back

Back they were rich-rich people


His name was Barnabas Collins

and he's the finest man

this family had ever knew

Welcome to collins Wood

you have to imagine us on a better day

The house has some

to save on heating

We don't even go in

the old wing anymore


There are only 7 of us after all

My daughter, Caroline and I

My brother Roger and his son, David

Willy who you met

Mrs. Johnson and

Dr. Hoffman

Who I suspect is sleeping off on

her legendary hangovers

And where is David's mother?

If you don't mind my asking

Laura was lost at sea

When David was 5

He had a rather difficult

time accepting her passing

I brought the Doctor Hoffman

here to work with him for a month

That was 3 years ago

I have just a few questions

if you don't mind

- That were not on the application

- Of course

How do you feel about

the president?

Never met him

- The war?

- I don't watch Television

Do you think the

sexes should be equal?

Heavens no

Men would become unmanageable

I I we'll get along just fine

Miss Winters

Vicky, please.

Call me Vicky


Caroline, this is Miss Winters

- Miss New York?

- I am

What Manhattan like?

I'm going to live there when I'm 16

Caroline has a fantasy

that I going allow this

and mother has a fantasy that I

wouldn't run away if she doesn't

So you're here to babysit the lunny?

What have I told you

about using that word

- I'm here to teach David

- Good luck

Most of the others last only a week

- Miss Winters

- Please, call me Vicky


Chop chop Jullianne, I'm starving

God help me if it another

Bone Dry Pop Roasta

Who's this?

Miss Winters, this

is my brother, Roger

Roger Miss Winters is to

be David new governess

Please, call me Vicky

- Nice to meet you

- Yeah, yeah

Nice to meet you

You're a liar

I can tell you know just

by a person's face

Yours says

I might look sweet and innocent,

but I hide secrets

Secrets that make my hairs stand up

Leave her be Julia

You're the doctor

Yeah and you're the nanny,

because she's a catch

How do you ever expect

to live with us if

you keep introducing

each other with labels

So Vicky

Caroline, would you please

turn that noise down

David this is Vicky,

she's going to be your new governess

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Seth Grahame-Smith

Seth Grahame-Smith (born Seth Jared Greenberg; January 4, 1976) is an American novelist, film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He is best known as the author of The New York Times best-selling novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, both of which have been adapted as feature films. Grahame-Smith is also the co-creator, head writer and executive producer of The Hard Times of RJ Berger, a scripted television comedy appearing on MTV. In collaboration with David Katzenberg, his partner in Katzsmith Productions, Grahame-Smith is currently developing a number of projects for television and film. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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