“Sometimes a devout man must do evil in the name of the greater good...”
Collinwood in the year 1897. The Reverend Gregory Trask has been walled alive inside Quentin’s room in punishment for his crimes against the Collins family and is close to death. As his loneliness degenerates into madness, a stranger appears to him with an intriguing offer – one that might set Trask free... or condemn him to the darkness forever.
The script is by Eric Wallace, who writes for Sci-Fi’s Eureka. He says: “I tried to remember what it was like watching that storyline for the first time. I wanted to tap into that same sense of amazement and surprise I initially felt way back when. The extreme nature of the story's setting - a man's final hours on earth - helped tremendously as it gave the play a sense of immediacy that made channeling Trask and Carl all the more easy. It also created a charged and heightened sense of reality, the kind that makes writing and watching Dark Shadows stories so much fun. Yes, sometimes dramatic limitations can be blessing! And I think the actors felt it, too, because Jerry and John deliver some truly intense and wonderfully emotional performances here. Watching them was like being in 1897... even if it was just for a moment.”
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