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Dark Shadows Movie Quotes

Updated June 8, 2017 571 votes 166 voters 59.9k views10 items

'Dark Shadows' movie quotes are, not surprisingly, hilarious. The best lines from this 2012, Tim Burton-directed fantasy comedy based on the classic soap opera 'Dark Shadows' include several funny quips from Johnny Depp. In 'Dark Shadows,' Depp plays rich playboy Barnabas Collins. Barnabas is living the good life in the late-1700s when he breaks the heart of a powerful witch. She turns him into a vampire and buries him alive, where he remains until 1972. Then, he emerges to find that the world has changed dramatically over the past 200 years. See a favorite quote from 'Dark Shadows' on this list? Vote it up! And, if you have a personal favorite line from 'Dark Shadows' that isn't listed here, be sure to add it.

'Dark Shadows' is based on the ABC gothic soap opera created by Dan Curtis. The big screen version is directed by Tim Burton, with the script written by Seth Grahame-Smith ('Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' 'Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter'). In addition to Johnny Depp, 'Dark Shadows' also stars Eva Green as Angelique Bouchard, the witch who curses Barnabas. When Barnabas is freed from his coffin, he meets the new inhabitants of Collinwood Manor. All are his descendants, and all have huge secrets and issues of their own. They include Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer), Jonny Lee Miller as Elizabeth's brother, Roger Collins, Chloe Moretz as Elizabeth's teen daughter, Carolyn Stoddard, Jackie Earle Haley as Collinwood Manor's caretaker, Willie Loomis and Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth's psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman.

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    We Have a Chevy

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    Barnabas Collins: "How soon can the horses be ready?"
    Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: "We don't have horses, we have a Chevy."

    Barnabas, not surprisingly, has a bit of trouble adjusting to life in the early-1970s. What's a Chevy, exactly?
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    Birthing Hips

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    Barnabas Collins: "What is your age, if I may?"
    Carolyn Stoddard: "Fifteen."
    Barnabas Collins: "Fifteen, and no husband? You must put those birthing hips to good use at once, lest your womb shrivel up and die."
    Carolyn Stoddard: "You're weird."

    Telling Barnabas Collins he's "weird" is actually a compliment, of sorts. Barnabas has definitely got a hang-up about birthing hips, including those belonging to 10-year-old David Collins' governess, Victoria (Bella Heathcote).
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    Stoning Me

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    Carolyn Stoddard: "Are you stoned or something?"
    Barnabas Collins: "They tried stoning me, my dear. It did not work."

    Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz) is the rebellious teen daughter of the family. She takes an instant dislike to Barnabas -- but she hates everything. That includes 200-year-old vampire relatives.
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    Never Having to Say Sorry

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    Barnabas Collins (to members of a hippie commune): "Love means never having to say you're sorry. However, it is with sincere regret that I must now kill all of you."

    Johnny Depp has said that as a child, he loved 'Dark Shadows' and actually wanted to BE Barnabas Collins. He's getting his wish in this movie remake, and he's definitely going for campy laughs. Character-wise, Depp says he was most influenced by the actor who played the original Barnabas, Jonathan Frid.
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