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Dark Shadows film

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Post by Ash » Fri November 26th, 2010, 10:22 pm

Tim Burton is the director? Ok, this will be good (tho I was super disappointed in what he did with Alice in Wonderland; Crossing my fingers that he doesn't take us down that rabbit hole again)

Its funny with all the vampire stuff the kids read and see now, and people worried about them going over the top in some way. I remember one of my classmates taken to wearing black, acting very weird, and trying to kill herself because she couldn't have Barnabus. This was in the 70s. The more things change.....

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Post by Margaret » Sat November 27th, 2010, 6:51 am

I'm going to be sorely tempted by this one, though I think the vampire thing is about played out. Back in the 70s, there was nothing else remotely like it on TV. Spooky in such a cool, hip way. It seemed sophisticated to me back then.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat November 27th, 2010, 9:05 am

What this vampire movie will have that the others won't is Johnny!

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Post by Madeleine » Sat November 27th, 2010, 12:27 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Oh man, you missed out. Campy as h*** and we'd probably die of laughter at the costumes and sets now but back in my younger days I loved it. Vampires. Werewolves. Parallel universe. Time travel. Seriously good fun and IIRC it was all shot live.

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Sounds great! Bring it on ;)

Is the David Selby you're talking about the same actor who was in Falcon Crest?

Edited to say that I looked up the Wiki link and yep he was Richard Channing. I notice Kate Jackson was also in it, unfortunately at that point my PC crashed.....This certainly has cult written all over it, I'm surprised it hasn't been released on DVd with all the current vamp obsession.
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Post by Misfit » Sat November 27th, 2010, 12:50 pm

[quote=""Margaret""]I'm going to be sorely tempted by this one, though I think the vampire thing is about played out. Back in the 70s, there was nothing else remotely like it on TV. Spooky in such a cool, hip way. It seemed sophisticated to me back then.[/quote]

Oh please, do not let them *twilight* this. If they turn Victoria into Bella I am going to be ticked...
This certainly has cult written all over it, I'm surprised it hasn't been released on DVd with all the current vamp obsession.
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Post by Ludmilla » Sat November 27th, 2010, 1:22 pm

They are also available on netflix. The Sci Fi Channel (or whatever they call themselves these days) used to show episodes.

As campy and over the top as the acting was, the themes behind the storylines in the show were firmly rooted in gothic horror and not paranormal romance which is so popular today. If Burton stays true to the original influences it has potential.

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Post by Ash » Sat November 27th, 2010, 2:39 pm

The Sci Fi Channel (or whatever they call themselves these days) used to show episodes.

'SyFy', which makes me cringe every time I see it.

As campy and over the top as the acting was, the themes behind the storylines in the show were firmly rooted in gothic horror and not paranormal romance which is so popular today. If Burton stays true to the original influences it has potential.


Totally agree - anything else will be, well, Twilight.

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Post by Divia » Sat November 27th, 2010, 4:26 pm

Well, I want to say they'll stay away from Twilight, but it appears Depps new movie (about little red ridding hood) had a twilight feel to it.

But I think Burton is smart enough to stay away from such nonsense.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat November 27th, 2010, 4:33 pm

Depp isn't in "Red Riding Hood", unless you mean he's some how involved in the production. I'll have to check IMDB later When I'm on my computer. On ipod right now.

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Post by fljustice » Sat November 27th, 2010, 5:20 pm

Dark Shadows was "must see TV" (before that was invented) when I was in school. Dark, creepy, campy. I caught an episode recently and it hasn't aged as well as that other campy classic Rocky Horror. Looking forward to the Depp/Burton version!
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