Saturday, May 5, 2012

60s TV Horror: Dark Shadows



In the era of Hammer Films, the ABC gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows" was a hit from 1966-1971!

(Wikipedia) It was unprecedented in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began. The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) appeared a year into its run. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe.

New generations are rediscovering the nostalgic, moody, campy and brooding series.

A classic line - Barnabas Collins: For most men, time moves slowly, oh so slowly, they don't even realize it. But time has revealed itself to me in a very special way. Time is a rushing, howling wind that rages past me, withering me in a single, relentless blast, and then continues on. I've been sitting here passively, submissive to its rage, watching its work. Listen! Time, howling, withering!

7 comments:

  1. I'll have to check out some old episodes.

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  2. my mom used to watch this and i was very young when i started watching it. i didn't understand what was happening, but it had me hooked.

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  3. Hi, old neighborhood kid ran across his little sister's best friend's mom's website after looking stuff up on the paranormal after having a few strange occurrences happening! Any way I am glad to see you doing what you love, writing, and glad to know someone in the paranormal circle.. Looks like you are doing well having a lot of fun, and most important are happy! Back at the old house again.... strange.. take care!
    -Jivan aka Tio Oso

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    1. Hey Jivan; hope all is going well. It seems no one leaves the old neighborhood. Alex owns a home there too.

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    2. yeah, seems strange being back here AGAIN. Have had some weird occurrences happen over the past couple years.... to strange to be coincidence, and got rated as being "psychic" by a licensed therapist.... uhm.... maybe shouldn't post that, but my email is 21coatsofpaint@gmail.com (inspired by Ed Roth) if you ever want to hear about them. Take care!
      -J

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  4. I used to rush home from school to watch the show. I had a mad crush on Quentin Collins.

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    1. Lemme guess, it was the muttonchops, right?
      ;)

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