Dark Shadows is Tim Burton’s strongest work in nearly a decade. After stumbling mightily, in recent years with the awful Willy Wonka and Alice in Wonderland, Burton has resurrected his career and macabre like storytelling. Much has been made of the seemingly endless stream of collaborations between director and star over the last 20 years but Dark Shadows is the best product the two have spit out in quite some time. The screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith nimbly moves from the 1700s to 1970 with all the expected counter-culture references and even some very amusing moments regarding societal changes. Once again Depp shows his talent for light physical comedy and is right at home playing the outsider, this time a 200-year-old vampire.