Johnny Depp gets bloody scary in new Dark Shadows set pic

Last week we saw the first official photo from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's Dark Shadows flick, and breathed a sigh of relief when we saw Depp looking less like a bloodsucking mime. New photos from the set reveal the pair at work on the flick, and we get to see Depp's bloody vampire claws in action.

The two new images from the set are from a feature Empire Magazine are set to debut in their next issue, and while they're probably holding on to most of what they got, at least they let two pics slip onto their website. In the first, we see Depp in full costume as vampire Barnabas Collins, raising up a bloody hand as Burton directs him or possibly just schools him on vampire fingernail hygiene. (Yeah, it was a bad joke, but it had to be done.)

In the second pic, we see Burton on set with two of his other stars, Michelle Pfeiffer (who plays the head of the Collins family, Elizabeth Collins Stoddard) and Jonny Lee Miller (who plays her brother Roger).

The pics are a nice little insight into work on the flick, but we also get a few little snippets from the interview portion of the piece, including screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith on why the flick is set in 1972:

"Tim and Johnny took a long time explaining exactly why it had to be 1972. 1969 was too early and 1973 was too late. 1972 is right at the time when the hippie movement and all its peace and love is dying out and being replaced by this me-me-me generation in the '70s who are all about showing their wealth and having everything."

(via Comic Book Movie)

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