Dark Shadows Revival

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Dark Shadows Revival

Postby Morticia » Sat May 12, 2012 9:35 am

I know I probably should've put this in Haunted TV but I didn't want you guy to miss it. The revival TV series is on Chiller Channel as a marathon today!
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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby NeverMore » Sat May 12, 2012 11:15 am


WAAAA! I don't get that channel. I put the original series on my Netfilx but I'm not the only one that thought of it. Looooooooooooooooooooooong wait....

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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby Morticia » Sat May 12, 2012 11:58 am

You know it ain't bad! I don't really dig the guy that's playing Barnabus, but that's a tough act to follow.
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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby Murfreesboro » Mon May 14, 2012 4:36 am

You can also see the revival series on Hulu, which is free.

The actor playing Barnabas is Ben Cross, best known for Chariots of Fire, I suppose. I like him, but I preferred Jonathan Frid in the role years ago.

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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby NeverMore » Mon May 14, 2012 7:02 am


I was surprise to recognize Ben Cross as the guy who played Sarek in the last Star Trek movie. Probably wouldn't have made the connection last night when I was watching it if we weren't talking about this series.

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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby Murfreesboro » Mon May 14, 2012 8:02 am

Oh, yeah, I'd forgotten he showed up in that, too.

Ben Cross plays Barnabas "straight," no comedic touches as in Johnny Depp's recent portrayal. Some viewers have complained, though, that Cross's Barnabas isn't as appealing as Frid's was. I guess they found him less vulnerable in the role. To be fair, though, Cross had only 12 prime- time episodes in which to develop his characterization, as opposed to the several years Frid had on daytime TV.

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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby Pumpkin_Man » Mon May 14, 2012 2:07 pm

I loved the 1991 "Dark Shadows" revival seres. Joana Going makes an excelent Victoria Winters. I watched about 3 episodes, but I had a photo shoot in Joliet at 7:30 last Saturday, so I wasn't able to watch all of them.

I am going to get the revival series from Netflix next October, and have myself a pre Halloween "Dark Shadows" marithon of my own.

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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby Murfreesboro » Tue May 15, 2012 5:54 am

Even after all these years, Dark Shadows, in whichever incarnation, is still one of the best Halloween entertainments around.

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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby Hallowed Eve » Tue May 15, 2012 7:41 am

I caught this while bored on Saturday, and thought I was watching the original! Guess that shows how much I know...haha. :lol: I thought it was entertaining and it made me wish for fall and Halloween.
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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby Pumpkin_Man » Tue May 15, 2012 1:05 pm

I totaly agree, Hallowe Eve. The good folks of Collinwood celebrated Halloween all yeaar round with plenty of ghosts, vampires, wearwolves, old family curses, witches, pheonixes, and a whole slew of other 'things that go bump in the night.' And back in 'the day,' we lived in an old house, which my dad converted two of the roomes in our basement into bed rooms. He had to make some kind of a "door" to get to the furnace and hot water heater and he inadvetently made a 'secret panal.' I was the envy of the block because we were among the first to have a color tv, and I hav my very own secret panal in my bedroom.

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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby rannyann » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:55 am

Yup i saw this movie and movie is very awesome.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Dark Shadows Revival

Postby Pumpkin_Man » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:32 am

I went and saw the Tim Burton "Dark Shadows" at the Harvest Moon Drive-In. They use a low power FM transmitter for the sound, so I took my car, which has an awesome stereo in it. That move was not only a great "Dark Shadows" story and a very funny comedy, but it had an awesome sound track, which I was able to crank up the stereo when one of those great 70s oldies was playing. I was the envy of the eitire drive in as so many others had sub standard stereos or portable "boom" boxes.

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