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Dark Shadows

This gothic horror, based on a TV soap opera, stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, a vampire destined to deal with odd family members, strange lovers, and various supernatural beings. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 11 May 2012
Video Release: 02 Oct 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

Dark Shadows is rated PG-13: for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking.

Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter
Studio: 2012 Warner Brothers Studios
Website: Official site for Dark Shadows.

Detailed Review

In spite of their shared involvement in the occult, the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is not the Cullens family of Forks, Washington. Nor are they the oddball… 
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Why Is Dark Shadows Rated PG-13?

Violence: Characters engage in the dark arts. Several characters throw themselves off of a… 
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