Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Movie Screenwriter Speaks

John August, the screenwriter for the upcoming Dark Shadows movie, starring Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, has spoken about the project at a recent personal appearance.

Discussing his work at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, John revealed: “Dark Shadows is the next thing [I’m writing] that shoots. Johnny’s producing, Tim’s directing... and it’s great, it’s going to be so much fun. So we’re just figuring out when we can start shooting – when Tim will be free.” 

To view a video of the complete question and answer session, which touches on many aspects of his career, visit John's official website.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Festival Hotel Sells Out

ShadowGram reports that the Newark Airport Renaissance Hotel has sold out of its discounted room allocation for August's Dark Shadows Festival convention. Fans still wishing to attend are advised to try the Hampton Inn Newark Airport and Hilton Newark Airport hotels, both of which are located nearby.

The Dark Shadows Festival takes place on August 14-16, with special guest of honour Jonathan Frid (Barnabas), plus other members of the cast. For more information and registration details, visit the Festival's official website.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dark Shadows Movie for 2010

News on the proposed Johnny Depp big screen Dark Shadows adaptation is still thin on the ground, but Shocktilyoudrop reports the promising appearance of Dark Shadows on a recently-issued Japanese press release schedule from Warner Bros, penciling the film in for a winter 2010 release. More news as it comes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sam Hall Speaks Out

Nostalgia website TVParty has posted a new interview with Sam Hall, prolific Dark Shadows scriptwriter and widower of actress Grayson Hall (Julia Hoffman). He discusses many aspects of the show in frank detail, and touches on other parts of his life and career. Check it out by clicking here.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Revival Series Bargain

For a limited time, are selling the 1991 Dark Shadows revival series DVD for just $14.99, a saving of over 60 percent from the retail price. The three-disc set features all 13 episodes of the prime time remake, starring Ben Cross and Joanna Going. To order, click here. As previously reported, Amazon are currently offering half-price discounts across the Dark Shadows DVD range.

In addition to stocking the discontinued Barnabas Collins action figure, Amazon have also started offering another Dan Curtis-related horror – Majestic Studios' replica of the Zuni doll from Trilogy of Terror – which can be yours to tread warily around in the comfort of your own home by clicking here.