Report by Samantha Pope
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
DIRECTOR Tim Burton brings the cult classic series, Dark Shadows, to the big screen in a film featuring an all-star cast, led by Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.
In the year 1750, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from England to start a new life in America, where they build a fishing empire in the coastal town that carries their name, Collinsport.
Two decades pass and Barnabas (Depp) has the world at his feet as the master of Collinwood Manor who is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy… until he makes the grave mistake of falling in love with a beauty named Josette DuPres and breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard.
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.
Nearly two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges in the very changed world of 1972.
Returning to Collinwood Manor, he finds that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin and the dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better.
As Barnabas sets out to restore his family name to its former glory, one thing stands in his way - Collinsport’s leading denizen, who goes by the name of Angie and bears a striking resemblance to a very old acquaintance of Barnabas.
Dark Shadows (12A) will be screened at The Curzon Community Cinema in Old Church Road, Clevedon, from Friday until May 31.
For full viewing times visit www.curzon.org.uk or call 01275 871000.