Vampires Are Cool Again: Johnny Depp Does NOT Sparkle #CouchCritics

I don’t care if he’s pale, Johnny Depp is still hot in Dark Shadows.

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It’s officially cool to be a vampire again. Forget team Edward or Jacob or whoever the Twilight vampire is. Johnny totally rocked his gothic vampire role in Dark Shadows.

The movie is set in the 70’s and had some pretty cool period clothing. The basic premise is that Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) is cursed way back in the olden times, imprisoned in a coffin, then awakened in the present (in this case, the 70’s). He sets out to find his remaining ancestors and restore the family name.

Of course, since he’s a vampire, there are a few bloody scenes, so I wasn’t surprised this was rated PG13. The scenes aren’t really scary so much as campy horror with a bit of gore, but I wouldn’t take any younger kids to see it.

Michelle Pfeiffer was stunning as the head of the present-day Collins family. She really stole the show in a few scenes, with just the right amount of dry humor and wit. 


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I hate waiting in line at the movie theatre, so I was psyched I was able to buy my tickets online through Fandango. You can check out all the photos of my online shopping trip in my Google+ album.


While I was buying my tickets online, I noticed that Fandango has a really cool promotion that I plan to use for my next date night with Jason: 2-for-1 movie tickets on Friday nights!


I don’t use my Visa very often anymore, but I’m totally willing to do it to save some cash on a date night with my hubby. Fandango also runs promotions regularly, so be sure to follow them via Twitter and Facebook.

If you’re a Johnny Depp fan, Dark Shadows is definitely a must-see. On a Couch Critics scale of 1-5 (5 is the best), I give Dark Shadows 4.5 couches. Johnny Depp as a vampire that doesn’t sparkle is definitely worth the price of popcorn.

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  1. He is dreamy in every role he plays!

  2. I was always a huge fan of the Anne Rice vampire novels and movies and this seems like it might go a little more in that direction. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Vampires should NOT sparkle! Can’t wait to see this.

  4. I can not wait to see this one!

  5. I saw the previews for this when I saw Hunger Games last month. I think it looks really cute, but the reviews have been horrible. I hope it’s better than they’re saying it is! I’m also not a Johnny Depp fan, so we’ll see lol!

  6. Love me some Johnny I’ve caught the preview maybe twice, but I do want to try to see the movie.

  7. I love Johnny Depp. I think he is a brilliant actor. However, I saw the trailer for this movie and it doesn’t interest me at all. I guess I’m not into the whole vampire movie thing!

  8. I would see this just because of Johnny Depp, but I am not into vampires or anything like that, don’t read about ’em, don’t watch them, etc… zombies either for that matter.

  9. Betty Baez says:

    I hate twilight, and yes vampires should not sparkle, can’t wait to see this

  10. My husband went to see this movie. 🙂

  11. i really wanna see this movie! it looks really good and tim burton was a director for it and i love his stuff! also johnny depp is amazing! he can play any roll and he can play it well i have never been disappointed from any of his movies and im really hoping that doesnt change now, but i dont think it will cause of all the reviews i have heard!

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