To celebrate the HE release of DARK SHADOWS (out on Blu-rayä, DVD and Digital Download TODAY) and of course Halloween, we commissioned the world famous Villafane Studios to create a very special pumpkin!
The sculpture made out of real pumpkin (and nothing else) was created in less than 12 hours and is based on Johnny Depp's character Barnabas in Dark Shadows.
In the past Villafane Studios have produced some visually spectacular sculptures including Zombies, and gothic gargoyles.
Further information about Villafane Studios can be found on their website: http://villafanestudios.com/about-the-artist/ray-villafane
ABOUT DARK SHADOWS:
Vampires, werewolves and a family of quirky characters collide as Dark Shadows arrives onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 15th October, just in time for Halloween! Directed by Tim Burton (Batman, Beetlejuice) and starring Johnny Depp (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride) as Barnabas Collins, Dark Shadows follows the tale of vampire awoken from a multi-century sleep, only to find that his family business is near ruin, his descendants are struggling and his past is back to haunt him.
A Village Roadshow Pictures production, Burton directed Dark Shadows from a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith, story by John August and Grahame-Smith, based on the television series created by Dan Curtis. The film was produced by Oscar® winner Richard D. Zanuck (Alice in Wonderland, Driving Miss Daisy), Oscar® winner Graham King, (Rango, The Departed), Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, and David Kennedy.
The acclaimed cast also includes Michelle Pfeiffer (New Year's Eve), Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Bella Heathcote (In Time) , Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass), Jonny Lee Miller (The Escapist), Gully McGrath (Hugo) and Jackie Earle Haley (Shutter Island).
In the year 1750, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from England to start a new life in America, where they build a fishing empire in the coastal Maine town that comes to carry their name: Collinsport. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Depp) has the world at his feet...until he makes the grave mistake of falling in love with a beauty named Josette DuPres (Heathcote) and breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Green). A witch in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death-turning him into a vampire, and then burying him...alive.
Nearly two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. Returning to Collinwood Manor, he finds that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin, and the dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.
Family matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Pfeiffer) is the one person Barnabas entrusts with the truth of his identity. But his rather odd and anachronistic behavior immediately raises the suspicions of the live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Bonham Carter), who has no idea what kind of problems she's really digging up.
As Barnabas sets out to restore his family name to its former glory, one thing stands in his way: Collinsport's leading denizen, who goes by the name Angie...and who bears a striking resemblance to a very old acquaintance of Barnabas Collins.
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