Opening in theaters today: Dark Shadows, directed by Tim Burton. On writing duties is Seth Grahame-Smith, not necessarily a newcomer to the genre, but a writer making his feature debut with this adaptation of the supernatural soap opera.
Shock first met Grahame-Smith when his book, How to Survive a Horror Movie, hit shelves. We later crossed paths during the interview sessions for His Name Was Jason, the Friday the 13th documentary (which Grahame-Smith is all over talking about his love for the franchise). His real success took off with the Jane Austen mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which launched not just a novel but a movie deal.
This summer, audiences get a one-two punch from him with Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, an adaptation of his novel, produced by Tim Burton opening June 22nd. So, yes, we’ll be hearing much more about the writer in the coming months. For now, we spoke to him about all things Burton/Johnny Depp. Head inside for our chat about bringing Dark Shadows to the screen.