Did you know that, to promote the movie spinoff of TV’s iconically campy goth soap opera Dark Shadows, MGM once hosted a series of “Miss American Vampire” contests?
Japanese fans wait for the arrival of actor Johnny Depp and Director Tim Burton at the premiere of "Dark Shadows" in Tokyo, Saturday, May 12, 2012. Dark Shadows will be released in Japan, May 19. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Actress Michelle Pfeiffer (L) and actor Johnny Depp arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Dark Shadows' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
In an interview with Parade, Michelle Pfeiffer (who is lovely) attempts to convince the world that her new movie Dark Shadows is not the latter-day Burton/Depp self-indulgent cinematic queef you think it is. Or wait, it is. But this is a good part:
When we first saw a photo of Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows, we were worried: It looked cheesier than a fondue pot. But in the trailer for the Tim Burton flick, it's obvious that that's the point: He's a weirdo surrounded by weirdos! He goes from 1752 to 1972 and finds that his estate is in ruins,…
What did Ricky Gervais say about Johnny Depp? That he'd wear whatever Tim Burton asked him to? This is a new still from Dark Shadows, in which Depp plays a vampire named Barnabas. Obviously the flick — the tone of which is supposed to be like a "weird soap opera" — is going to be creepy, but Depp looks less like a…