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Transformed into a vampire and entombed for 200 years after betraying vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), 18th century fishing magnate Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) returns to Collinwood Manor in 1972, only to find his once proud estate in ruins and his family plagued by macabre secrets. It was the year 1752 when Barnabas' parents came to America to expand their business empire. But after establishing the thriving New England fishing town of Collinsport, the family experienced a series of misfortunes when Barnabas fell for the gorgeous Josette DuPres (Bella Heathcoate) and cast aside beautiful witch Angelique, who cursed him with eternal life and buried him deep in the earth. Returning home to Collinwood Manor after being dug up by a construction crew in 1972, Barnabas learns that Angelique has nearly driven his family out of business, and turned the townspeople against them. Determined matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) employs live-in psychiatrist Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter) and enchanting governess Victoria Winters (Heathcoate) to try and help young David Collins (Gully McGrath) get over the mysterious death of his beloved mother, but as Barnabas gets acquainted with his distant ancestors -- including Elizabeth's black-sheep brother Roger (Jonny Lee Miller) and headstrong teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz) -- their suffering weighs heavily on his shoulders. Later, when Angelique learns that Barnabas has returned on a mission to restore his family to its former glory and fallen for the radiant Victoria (who is actually Josette reincarnate), she vows to make his suffering unimaginable if he should dare refuse her once again. Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, and Gulliver McGrath co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:May 11, 2012


Johnny Depp
as Barnabas Collins
Michelle Pfeiffer
as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Helena Bonham Carter
as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Eva Green
as Angelique Bouchard
Jackie Earle Haley
as Willie Loomis
Jonny Lee Miller
as Roger Collins
Bella Heathcote
as Victoria Winters/Josette DuPres
Chloë Grace Moretz
as Carolyn Stoddard
Christopher Lee
as Clarney
Ivan Kaye
as Joshua Collins
Josephine Butler
as David's Mother
William Hope
as Sheriff
Shane Rimmer
as Board Member 1
Michael J. Shannon
as Board Member 2
Harry Taylor
as Henchman
Nigel Whitmey
as Hard Hat 1
Philip Bulcock
as Hard Hat 2
Hannah Murray
as Hippie Chick 2
Sean Mahon
as Collinsport Cop
Josephine McGrail
as Go Go Dancer 4


Tim Burton
Johnny Depp
Graham King
Richard D. Zanuck
John August
Screen Story
Bruno Delbonnel
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Lebenzon
Rick Heinrichs
Production Designer
Neal Callow
Art Director
Chris Lowe
Supervising Art Director
Richard Selway
Art Director
Dean Clegg
Art Director
Christian Huband
Art Director
Phil Sims
Art Director
John Dexter
Art Director
Katterli A. Frauenfelder
Brenda Berrisford
Associate Producer
Derek Frey
Associate Producer
Chris Lebenzon
Executive Producer
Bruce Berman
Executive Producer
Nigel Gostelow
Executive Producer
Tim Headington
Executive Producer
John Bush
Set Decorator
Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer
Julian Slater
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Sayers
Sound/Sound Designer
Katterli A. Frauenfelder
First Assistant Director
Francesca Jaynes
Susie Figgis
Paul Gooch
Hair Styles
Joss Williams
Special Effects Supervisor
Ben Meechan
Special Effects Editor
Tom Kemplen
Visual Effects Editor
Ronnie Specter
James Grogan
Fights Choreographer
Orla Carroll
Hair Styles
Piers Dunn
Location Scout
Arundi Asregadoo
Visual Effects Supervisor
Eunice Huthart
Stunts Coordinator
Joel Harlow
Department Head Makeup
Joel Harlow
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Aliza James
Location Manager
Carol Hemming
Hair Styles
Katie Gabriel
Art Department Coordinator
Rupert Smith
Visual Effects Supervisor
Tom Johnson
Re-Recording Mixer
Siobhan Lyons
Unit Production Manager
Emma Pill
Location Manager
Anita Dhillon
Graphic Design
Cheryl Potter
First Assistant Editor
Ben Dixon
Key Second Assistant Director
Julian Slater
Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Crooke
Location Manager
Nick Chopping
Stunts Coordinator
Nikki Clapp
Script Supervisor
Michael Semanick
Re-Recording Mixer
Tony Dawe
Production Sound Mixer
Erik Nordby
Digital Effects
Barrie Hemsley
Visual Effects Producer
Joseph Bond IV
Associate Editor
Angus Bickerton
Visual Effects Supervisor
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell
Costumes Supervisor
Sheldon Stopsack
CG Supervisor