Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DARK SHADOWS: RETURN TO COLLINWOOD By Kathryn Leigh Scott & Jim Pierson

Just in time for the movie's release, a chance to anyone who'd like to get an idea of what the classic Dark Shadows series was about!   

Kathryn Leigh Scott, who played Josette DuPrés, vampire bride in “Dark Shadows” announces
publication (April 1, 2012) of DARK SHADOWS: RETURN TO 
COLLINWOOD, co-written with Jim Pierson, an in-depth look 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 fans Johnny Depp, directed by Tim Burton.

With a foreword by Jonathan Frid, who created the role of Barnabas Collins,
this new book includes hundreds of rare photographs and behind-the-scenes
anecdotes from Kathryn Leigh Scott (Josette DuPrés), Jonathan Frid (Barnabas
Collins), Lara Parker (Angelique Bouchard) and David Selby (Quentin
Collins), who appear in cameo roles with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter
and Michelle Pfeiffer in the new Gothic epic feature film Dark Shadows to be
released May 2012. 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.

In its heyday, the original Dark Shadows daytime series (ABC-TV, 1966-1971)
attracted 20 million viewers. The spooky, literate, romance and horror-driven
show had universal appeal -- and came to be known as the program “kids ran
home from school to watch.” Reruns and DVD releases of all 1,225 episodes
have spawned new generations of Dark Shadows fans, who attend annual Dark Shadows Festivals where cast members reunite to celebrate the show’s
unending popularity.

Authors Kathryn Leigh Scott and Jim Pierson have previously collaborated on
five top-selling books about Dark Shadows and a coffee table book about the
career of its creator, the late producer-director Dan Curtis.

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