This relates to very old news about the upcoming movie, but I just want to point something out that bugs me about it.
On September 22, Entertainment Weekly's site posted the Johnny Depp's true 'Dark Shadows' vampire revealed! -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK article, wriiten by Anthony Breznican. The top of that page has a link to our Barnabas Collins article, which is kinda nice, (except it looks like a lot of it is plagiarized from another site) but that's not what bothers me. What bothers me is the hyper text on the link to DS Wiki:
|“||As you can see from this cast shot, Depp’s bloodsucking pater familias Barnabas Collins actually borrows heavily from the aged-little boy look of original Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid — not that anyone would be happy to see this guy show up as your prom date either.||”|
Now, the great Jonathan Frid, as well as his appearance as Barnabas, has been called many things. Aged? Sure. Weird? Ok, but boyish? Man-childish? This is Barnabas Collins we're talking about, not Pee-Wee Herman. To me, this appears to be a case of a young writer, trying to justify to his readers why Depp looks like a little boy in a Halloween costume. It's also important remember that these are not the words of Seth Grahame-Smith or the producer.