Sunday, March 25, 2012

And Then 150 Arrows Will Go Thunk! Thunk!

from The New York Times, May 10, 1970
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Another article describing Dan Curtis as a hulking wild man and describing the hectic scene on the set of House of Dark Shadows. At least this one works in some mention of his wife and family, albeit with pithy remarks, of course, and his life before and during DS. I don't know why I expected high cultured critiques of the show since it was always categorized as camp but most of these sort are dismissive of the cultism of the show more so than its wide appeal as great and innovative television. This is also, unfortunately, one of those archival reprints that clips off the last letters of sentences at the margins. Luckily, there isn't much new to be learned from it and the words fill in themselves.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Weekly World News Adverts

from The Weekly World News, October 19, 1999
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Even after the show ended it ran in syndication from 1975 to 1990 although much of the first year before Barnabas Collins arrived was never shown, as was the case with the last year. The demand for compilation tapes obviously was there as is evidenced by these ads appearing for some 10 years in the Weekly World News and the eventual release of the complete series on both VHS and DVD.

from The Weekly World News, October 16, 1990

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

from The Daytona Beach Morning Journal, May 24, 1970
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Another interview speaking to Frid's boredom with the occult, vampires, et al. and how he wants to get back to the stage even though he was enjoying his stint on DS. This article also segues into House of Dark Shadows which was being filmed at the time in Tarrytown, NY and ties it in with Washington Irving and the headless horseman, of course. Boooo, etc.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A 'House Of Dark Shadows'

from The Deseret News, September 11, 1970
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Just a common review of the first DS movie with glancing references to the stars and plot.