When I was a kid and all the other neighborhood kids were outside playing kickball and ghost in the graveyard, I was inside watching "Dark Shadows" reruns. Yes, I was even nerdy back then. I absolutely loved the story of the Collins family and Collinwood Manor and I can't wait for the big screen version to hit theaters May 11, 2012. For those of you who actually went outside and did normal stuff when you were a kid, the TV series and soon to be film is basically a gothic soap opera set in the 1970's, centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. Tim Burton is directing and this seems right up his alley so I have high hopes for a fun flick. In the above snapshot, we get to catch a glimpse of Johnny Depp portraying the character of Barnabas Collins.