Luc Besson is a master of taking different genres and infusing them with whimsy. With The Family he applies that gift to the mob movie with mostly successful results. Too bad it’s the last fifteen minutes that veer off into a whole ‘nother movie.
About twenty minutes into Dark Shadows, which has steadily built up a gothic horror ambience, there is a moment that literally gave me goosebumps. It’s one of only a few moments of subtlety and nuance and possibly the moment that I knew that I was having a good, creepy time.