Tim Burton can't understand why people regard his movies as being ''dark'' because he sees his horror comedy films ''differently'' to others.
Tim Burton can't understand why people label his movies ''dark''.
The 'Frankenweenie' director - who is well known for his quirky, horror comedy films such as 'Dark Shadows', while he has previously helmed gothic horrors such as 1999's 'Sleepy Hollow' - insists he is not ''obsessed'' with the genre and sees his projects in a different light to others.
He told BANG Showbiz: ''I don't find 'Frankenweenie' dark. It's so funny, from the beginning all my films have been labelled dark but I haven't ever seen them in that way. I see things differently. I'm not obsessed with horror.''
Tim - who has been in a relationship with Helena Bonham Carter, who has starred in several of his motion pictures, since 2001 - always dreamed of being a ''mad scientist'' when he was a youngster and believes the art of creation that comes with such a job is partly why he ended up becoming a filmmaker.
Speaking at a 'Frankenweenie' press conference in London today (10.10.12) as part of the opening of the 56th BFI London Film Festival, he added: ''When I was a kid I always wanted to be a mad scientist. A regular scientist was no fun.
''It's not so much about me wanting to bring things back to life. I find that quite creepy actually. It's more about creation, doing things and making things. That's what filmmaking is and that's what stop-motion is. That's why this is so special.''
'Frankenweenie' tells the story of a young boy called Victor who, after unexpectedly losing his dog Sparky, sets about trying to bring his pooch back to life with a scientific experiment that leads to monstrous consequences.
It is released in the UK on October 17.