The U.S. rating for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows has been confirmed. The supernatural movie officially secures a PG-13 rating from the MPAA due to comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking.
Meanwhile the BBFC has similarly passed the film 12A uncut for moderate violence, horror, gore, sex references and soft drug use.
Based on a 1960s’ Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows centers on Barnabas, a wealthy playboy who owns the Collinwood Manor. One day, he made a big mistake of breaking the heart of vengeful witch Angelique, who then turned him into a vampire before burying him alive.
Two centuries later, Barnabas is accidentally freed from his tomb. The vampire returns to his mansion only to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. He must now struggle to restore his family’s glorious era while having some run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts.
The film is set to open at cinemas on 11th May 2012.