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Sink your teeth into this. Fifty years ago today, ABC debuted the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows.
Created by Dan Curtis and developed by Art Wallace, the drama centered on the lives of the wealthy Collins family. Soon, the series introduced more supernatural elements, like that of Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), a 175-year-old vampire who wakes up in the present day. The cast also included Joan Bennett, Louis Edmonds, Nancy Barrett, Thayer David, and John Karlen.
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From the Wicked Witch of the West to the sheer terror of "The Witch," our love affair -- or fearful fascination -- with witches endures. And where there are witches, you'll often find their supernatural colleagues, whether viciously murderous werewolves or sexy, glittering vampires. Whatever your poison, TV -- starting with "The Twilight Zone" and trucking on through "Hemlock Grove" -- is always ready to indulge your thirst for the witchy, the spooky, and the macabre.
'Salem' (2014 - )
Let's start with the witchiest of all witch shows -- the Wgn's "Salem" is ready to stock you up on warty noses, frog-based potions, and hexes aplenty. And that's what makes this somewhat campy, horror-tinged drama so shamelessly watchable: It eagerly embraces the world of witches -- including the quasi-historic Salem trials -- and isn't afraid to get downright soap operatic.
Ridiculous? Yes. Gory? Yes. Bloody good fun? You know the answer. »
- Dan Ketchum
Canadian horror screening collective announces March film fest lineup. As we’ve discussed before, the historical Canadian city of Hamilton (located just half an hour outside of Toronto), is a hotbed for horror. This is the steel town in which Jonathan Frid, Dark Shadows’ original Barnabas Collins, was born in, raised in and returned to die…
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- Chris Alexander
3 items from 2016
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