The trailer for Dark Shadows received a divisive reaction from viewers last week. Fans of the television series cringed at the amount of humor that was on display in Tim Burton's adaptation. Others thought it looked like a slice of Burton-esque gold.
At WonderCon 2012, we turned to writer Seth Grahame-Smith for a statement on this reaction. He told us: "I've seen the movie a bunch of times with an audience and, to me, it's a return to form of more like Sleepy Hollow, Beetlejuice tone. It's that weird, subversive tone. It's not overtly for kids like Alice in Wonderland, I think people will be fine once they see it. There's are some bloody sequences in it and dark witchcraft sequences. We had a test screening last week and it went over great."