Over all, Johnny Dep's "Dark Shadows" didn't do all that great at the box office. Too bad, because it was a good movie. The problem is that a lot of the die-hard "Dark Shadows" fans did not want it to be a comedy. They wanted to stick with the original gothic style soap opera type of a drama that we all knew and loved, and I will admit that at first, that's what I was hoping for, too. BUT, there's n o arguing the fact that I really loved the movie, and must have it in my private collection. Even if I hated it, it would be worth it just for the sound track. I would STILL like to see a truer version of "Dark Shadows" revived on tv or in the movies, but that does noe make Johnny Dep's version a "bad" movie. Quite the contrary, it was both a good story and a funny comedy.