I was chatting with my mama today about Maddie's penchant for Helena Bonham Carter when she excitedly told me about an upcoming movie she can't wait to see called Dark Shadows, which will be released this year. Apparently it's a remake/spinoff of a vampire soap opera that aired between 1966-1971, at a time that was convenient for her to run home and watch after the teaching day was through.
Vampire. Soap opera. It took a minute for that to sink in for me, too.
The new Dark Shadows has Tim Burton as its director. It is described as a gothic-horror tale centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts, and is based on the cult TV series.
Thank you, Grandma, for that excellent piece of insight into my daughter's genetic makeup.