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Byline: MIRROR REPORTER

TIM Burton has revealed he was inspired to make Dark Shadows because he feels like an outsider.

The director's new movie is a remake of the cult 1960s gothic soap opera - which saw the vampire Barnabas Collins wake from a 200-year slumber and reconnect with his family.

Johnny Depp plays the lead character in the film.

But in a new interview, Burton, 53, revealed he identified with the bloodsucker from an early age. He said: "Back in the late 60s this weird gothic soap opera was on every day.

"It was just such a weird event, there was nothing like it on television at the time, or before, or since.

"The thing that freaked me about it was I had that feeling, I still have that feeling like you don't fit into your environment and society or whatever.

"That for me made it easy to identify with the Barnabas character and just the kind of nature of feeling like you don't fit into the world."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 15, 2012
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