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Seth Grahame-Smith On Dark Shadows Trailer Reaction

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.”

Dark Shadows opens in theaters on May 11th and stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz and Gulliver McGrath.

If you missed the trailer, follow this link!