Barnabas Collins is back from the undead!

The famous vampire is back in action in Tim Burton's new film version of the popular 60's "Dark Shadows" television series.

In the first trailer, Johnny Depp plays Barnabas as cursed vamp who awakens in 1972 after hundreds of years in a coffin.

Apologies to anyone who expected a more serious take on the classic show, as the trailer shows a strong reliance on comedy over horror and suspense.

The impressive cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jonny Lee Miller and Eva Green as a deliciously evil witch.

What do you think of the comedic tone of the film? Will you be there when the movie opens May 11?

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