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Trailering Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

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3 Responses to “Trailering Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows”

  1. Mateoblue says:

    No wonder the trailer hansnt been released. Looks like a train wreck.

  2. Dan Humphrey says:

    Looks like one of the inspirations for this is “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special” (1976).

  3. Popcorn Slayer says:

    I thought “train wreck” sounded harsh, but – wow. This feels like the part with the break-dancing Mad Hatter in ALICE but stretched out for an entire movie.

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