Sunday, June 17, 2012

'Dark Shadows' Keeps Viewers More So

The Pittsburgh Press, September 23, 1971
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This is another slam piece against Night of Dark Shadows. This time it's by Thomas Blakley, the drama editor for the Pittsburgh Press, in his review of the movie which was showing at the Fiesta Theater in September 1971. Not that some of the criticism isn't warranted because the movie was very much tied to the series inasmuch that you had to be immersed in the show to really care for the movie. But the expectation of gore, "chills and eerie happenings." is pretty much anathema to what the franchise was about.

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