First look: Johnny Depp as a vampire in new Tim Burton movie

Supernatural drama Dark Shadows is based on the 1960s TV series


Look at Johnny Depp as a creepy vampire – his name’s probably Xanthor or Count Arugula or Karnak the Destroyer, isn’t it? No, it’s Barnabas Collins.


Depp plays this very pale and interesting character in Tim Burton’s new movie, Dark Shadows, based on a 1960s TV series of the same name. And when a witch whose heart he broke (it’s a long story) turned him into a vamp, he stuck with his old name nevertheless. Nostalgic, I expect.


The film features a whole load of other supernatural creatures – as well as Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green – and is set for release on 11 May.