Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood presents a look back at five decades of the classic Gothic horror soap opera that made sympathetic vampire Barnabas Collins a pop culture phenomenon and prompted the big-screen revival starring longtime fan Johnny Depp, directed by Tim Burton.
Includes hundreds of rare photographs and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Kathryn Leigh Scott, Jonathan Frid, Lara Parker and David Selby, who appear in cameo roles with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer in the new Gothic epic. With the ongoing fascination for all things vampiric, this book about the making of the new film and the history of the original series is an enticing volume for new and old fans alike.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
- Chloe Moretz (Carolyn Stoddard) has called the new Dark Shadows movie "revolutionary". Speaking to MTV recently, she said: "It has everything... supernatural features, vampires, witches – all the fun stuff."
- Meanwhile, original Dark Shadows stars Lara Parker (Angelique) and Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans) have spoken about filming their cameo roles for the film. At a panel discussion at the West Hollywood Book Fair in October, Lara revealed: "We got to meet them all [the cast], and they were wonderful to us. When they first took us on set, the crew just looked at us... [as if to say] 'Why are we being interrupted?' Tim Burton said, 'This is the original cast' and they all applauded." Kathryn suggested: "I think Lara and I both gave in to our inner fan." Lara agreed: "We were not allowed to take pictures... I snuck a picture of Alice Cooper!" To view a video of the full panel, click here.
- And finally, the March issue of Fangoria magazine is set to feature an interview with Dark Shadows screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. The writer will be discussing the new movie and his other film project, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
- Matthew Hall, the son of Dark Shadows actress Grayson Hall (Dr. Julia Hoffman) has begun writing a blog featuring recollections of his mother away from the cameras. To pay a visit, click here.
- Original Barnabas Jonathan Frid is offering a 2012 calendar via his official website. Each one comes personally signed by Jonathan and can be ordered by clicking here.
- David Selby's (Quentin Collins) new play Necessary Sacrifices has had to re-schedule its opening performances after an unforeseen cast change. The show, which features David as Abraham Lincoln will now run from January 26 until February 18 at Washington's historic Ford's Theatre. For more information on the date changes, click here.
- And finally, Amazon are holding another sale for the Dark Shadows DVD range, with selected titles discounted. For a limited time DVD Collection 11, Collection 16, Collection 19, Collection 24 and Collection 25 can be purchased for half price. Click on the hyperlinked titles to order.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
As in previous interviews, Burton again spoke of the challenge of capturing the right mood for the story: "Dark Shadows... was a very hermetically sealed world. It's mainly the internal family melodrama. You get a little bit of the sense of the world, but it's like Grey Gardens, where these people are in their own sort of world." Finding the right people was crucial: "It's not something that a lot of people necessarily know... I felt really lucky, because the cast is really good. People like Michelle [Pfeiffer] (Elizabeth Collins Stoddard) grew up watching it. Some of the cast knew about it. Some didn't, but they were all game for it — getting into the weird spirit of what Dark Shadows was."
Speaking about the original show, Burton said: "It has a weird sense of heightened melodrama... It had a weird seriousness, but it was funny in a way that wasn't really funny. We just had to feel our way through it to find the tone. We didn't do any real rehearsals, because the cast all came in at different times." The film's cast shot proved to be an important bonding exercise for the actors: "There was an old photo of the [original] cast which I always remembered... Before shooting, we got the whole cast together to take a similar shot so everyone could see each other and get that vibe. That helped set the tone more than anything."
And in other Dark Shadows movie news, the new issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine includes the film in its preview of 2012's cinema and features a new production still of Johnny Depp as Barnabas alongside co-star Michelle Pfeiffer.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Dark Shadows, the cult classic television series, comes to the big screen under the direction of Tim Burton. Produced in close collaboration with Tim Burton and the production team, this official companion volume to the film will include a foreword by Burton plus scores of photos, concept drawings, and production designs plus interviews with the cast and crew.Dark Shadows: The Art of the Film is published on May 8 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.co.uk, clicking here.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
With his costume nearly completed, Chad is looking forward to the release of the new movie in May. "Dark Shadows being brought into the consciousness of the younger crowd will serve the legacy well. If it is successful, then I'm hoping for a faithful reboot. The original series was just so much fun to watch."