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UPDATE: Original “Dark Shadows” Rises from the Dead on CBS’ DECADES TV Network

Updated 5/25/15 – Updated info in italics You can’t keep a good vampire down. Nearly half a century after its debut, the original Dark Shadows TV series is returning to television on DECADES, an over-the-air digital TV network co-owned by CBS and Weigel … Continue reading

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Update: Vote Barnabas for Best Vampire in the World Series of Monsters

Last updated 10/27/14 . Updated info at end  Dark Shadows fans, I summon thee! Barnabas Collins, the anti-heroic bloodsucker from ABC’s undyingly popular supernatural soap opera of the 1960s, has been selected as one of eight candidates for Best Vampire in the … Continue reading

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Where’s Barnabas? The Vampire-Free NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS (1971)

Fans of the original Dark Shadows have a complicated relationship with NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS (1971), the rarely seen second film based on the popular supernatural soap opera. And that’s unfortunate, because NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS, which is now available … Continue reading

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Revisiting HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS (1970) on Warner Archive Instant

“Son, you should video this movie,” my father said, handing me a copy of TV Guide and pointing emphatically to the VCR he had just bought – for $1,000 – as a family Christmas gift. “It’s based on a soap … Continue reading

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Undead on Arrival: Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS on Blu-ray

Staked through the heart by critics and shunned by moviegoers like a garlic bialy at a vampire brunch, Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS was one of the more anemic blockbusters of the summer season. After a disappointing $80 million domestic theatrical … Continue reading

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From Jonathan Frid to Johnny Depp: Comparing Barnabas Collins, 1967-2012

I didn’t hate Tim Burton’s feature film reboot of Dark Shadows. Before you fans of the original 1966-1971 ABC-TV series start firing up your torches and heading toward my castle, hear me out. I didn’t say I liked it. I … Continue reading

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