One of this summer's biggest bombs, Dark Shadows
is only a disappointment if you expect a straight take on the 1960s Gothic soap opera. Then again, the TV series
is such the definition of niche-cult that most moviegoers didn't know what
to make of it. While I would have preferred to see Tim Burton go horror with the material — more Sleepy Hollow
, less Beetlejuice
— I still found the quasi-spoof comedy to be a mild delight.