After watching “Dark Shadows” the second time, I thought that it was still worth it. It clearly depicts the social and emotional reality of life. Although mythical creatures remain mythical.
For the witch, she may have all that she both wanted and needed, but she lacked clarity. Hard truth which enraptured her wicked soul. Instead, she pursued all momentary pleasures and unceasingly forced to do things her own way. All gone in a snap.
For the vampire, looks can be deceiving. But truth be told, he was the complete irony of what a monster should be. Gentle, stiff and proper. He defied infatuation and defined love. All he wanted was to get back to his family, albeit kindred distance.
In retrospect, the movie definitely marked another clear-cut perspective of family, love and forgiveness.
Not to mention, funny. Kudos to Tim Burton and the cast!