Could Johnny Depp be driving a stake through his hope to win an Oscar someday? Rumor has it that the three-time loser (“Sweeney Todd,” “Finding Neverland,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl”) and Oscarless director Tim Burton are aiming to bring cult drama “Dark Shadows” back from the dead.

Don’t they know that vampire tales are cursed in Hollywood? Oscar voters didn’t nominate Bela Lugosi for “Dracula” and Emmy voters recently — and shockingly — snubbed Anna Paquin in “True Blood” just as they had Sarah Michele Gellar in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Maybe Johnny has false hope because he starred in “Ed Wood” with Martin Landau, who won the Oscar for best supporting actor while stumbling around on screen in a vampire costume. Memo to Johnny: Landau wasn’t pretending to be a real vampire as you’ll do when assuming the role of 175-year-old blood-sucker Barnabas Collins.

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I’m always watching the Oscars, but I didn’t know that there was a curse on Hollywood Vamps. Well hopefully this will be the movie that will score a Oscar for Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and Vampires. I love Burton and Depp movies! So this is definitely going on my list of movies I’m dying to see!

Did you know that Vampires have never won an Oscar? Are you planning on seeing this movie?