Amph Dark Shadows

Discussion in 'Community' started by Mortimer_Snerd, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Grand Master

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    Trailer

    So, okay...what with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter coming out and now this, are Vampires making another comeback? Is the Zombie fad over?

  2. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I'd pay $$$$$ for the zombie fad to end. And, I saw a trailer for Dark Shadows over this weekend.........it looks awesome. :D


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  3. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    Yeah, I'm kind of on board with this one. It's looks hilariously campy.
  4. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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  5. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    It looks like it'll be a semi-comedic, but wasn't the original show pretty dramatic? Heck, the first movie made based on the series made by the original show creators and starred the show's actors in their TV roles (House of Dark Shadows) ended with every character dead, a rare feat!
  6. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    I'm unsure how I feel. The movie looks fine but I loved how serious the show was but wasn't.
  7. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Did vampires go away? I feel like they've been running concurrent with zombies right now.
  8. Jedi_Reject_Jesse Force Ghost

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    oh look more whimsical gothic imagery
  9. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Not what I was expecting when I saw the trailer. Looks like it could be fun though and will definitely see it.
  10. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    What? This looks so disappointing I can't even begin. Talk about Tim Burton being lazy. It's just Frankenstein with the same art direction as Corpse Bride. I absolutely love stop motion, but I wish Tim Burton would give it a rest already.

    Now ParaNorman. There's something.
  11. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    The This American Life episode that featured someone going to a DS con made me want to get around to seeing the show.
  12. Whitey Force Ghost

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    The Burton/Depp love affair has annoyed me for several years but this looks... decent.
  13. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    I tried watching the old show, and was bored to tears.
    No idea why anyone wanted to watch it. Maybe it got better.

    It was meant to be heavy and dramatic--seemed more like a soap-opera.
  14. Everton Chosen One

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    I watched the trailer, and honestly lost interest about half way through. I think I'm just fed up of seeing Depp and HBC in the same film.
  15. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    It was a soap opera. With ambitions beyond the reach of their creators or their budget. Hence, unintended hilarity. Not sure why everyone is automatically tired of Burton. His career, even recently, has more artistic hits than misses, and this looks like he's engaged, and its entirely possible that this trailer doesn't actually indicate the overall tone of the film. Word around the web is that the thing is tonally odd and varied enough that the studio has been struggling to describe/market it to a general audience. Looks like they've decided to latch onto the more overtly "zany" aspects.
  16. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    So, they had a chance to deliver a great, dark, dramatic, epic horror flick with a large sum of source material to draw from and they went for a silly comedy which resembles the show in name only?

    Go to youtube, search for Dark Shadows, enjoy.
  17. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    This was the mid sixties. it started out as a regular soap opera and turned into something quite different. I remember being 8 y/o and racing home after school to watch it. lol I adored it then and love it now for it's memories.
  18. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    Okay, saw the trailer. Looks dreadful but that could just be editing, as mentioned above.
  19. darthtenbiscuits Force Ghost

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    Oh look, Tim Burton has made another Hot Topic commercial.
  20. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    I'm still waiting for the braindead Twilight-ers to start screaming "ripoff".


    Because, like they TOTALLY got "Collins" from "Cullen".
  21. darthtenbiscuits Force Ghost

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    Tim Burton was Twilight before Twilight was Twilight.
  22. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Only instead of emo indie rock which makes me want to claw out my own eyeballs, you had the wicked awesome scores of Danny Elfman.
  23. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    can't they both be over?