Johnny Depp, Dark Shadows

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Johnny Depp sucks—and that's a good thing!

The chameleon actor is gearing up to hit the big screen next month as vampire Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton's big-screen reimagining of soapy '60s spookfest Dark Shadows.

We've already seen the trailer, but let's now feast our eyes on new pics from the flick, which promises to offer a mashup of Burton's macabre kitsch and Depp's signature quirk.

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We can only describe Depp's Collins as the love child of Sweeney Todd and Edward Scissorhands—he's even got the razor-sharp talons, to boot!

In one behind-the-scenes pic, we see Depp and Burton chatting on set, flanked by its gothic, ominous backdrop.

The film has been a longtime passion project for the actor, who told Entertainment Weekly last fall, "I do remember, very vividly, practically sprinting home from school in the afternoon to see Jonathan Frid play Barnabas Collins. Even then, at that age, I knew—this has got to be weird."

Behind the Scenes, Tim Burton Johnny Depp, Dark Shadows

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You said it, Johnny!

Reactions to the trailer have been mixed, though, with folks groaning about its cheeky tone and hokey disco cues.

Will audiences take a bite out of the movie? Judge for yourself when it opens on May 11.

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