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House of Dark Shadows -- Vampire Barnabas Collins is released from his prison and searches for a cure to his affliction, so he can marry the incarnation of his lost love.

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Director:
Writers:
Sam Hall (screenplay) and
Gordon Russell (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 March 1971 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
Barnabas Collins, vampire, takes a bride in a bizarre act of ultimate lust. See more »
Plot:
Vampire Barnabas Collins is released from his prison and searches for a cure to his affliction, so he can marry the incarnation of his lost love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The best vampire flick of the '70's! See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jonathan Frid ... Barnabas Collins

Grayson Hall ... Dr. Julia Hoffman

Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Maggie Evans

Roger Davis ... Jeff Clark

Nancy Barrett ... Carolyn Stoddard

John Karlen ... Willie Loomis

Thayer David ... Professor T. Eliot Stokes

Louis Edmonds ... Roger Collins
Don Briscoe ... Todd Blake (as Donald Briscoe)

David Henesy ... David Collins

Dennis Patrick ... Sheriff George Patterson

Lisa Blake Richards ... Daphne Budd (as Lisa Richards)

Jerry Lacy ... Minister
Barbara Cason ... Mrs. Johnson
Paul Michael ... Old Man

Humbert Allen Astredo ... Dr. Forbes (as Humbert Astredo)
Terrayne Crawford ... Todd's Nurse (as Terry Crawford)

Michael Stroka ... Pallbearer

Joan Bennett ... Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camila Ashland ... Collinwood Party Guest (uncredited)

Chip Coffey ... Collinwood Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Costello ... Collinwood Party Guest (uncredited)

George DiCenzo ... Deputy (uncredited)
Philip Larson ... Deputy (uncredited)

Directed by
Dan Curtis 
 
Writing credits
Sam Hall (screenplay) and
Gordon Russell (screenplay)

Produced by
Dan Curtis .... producer
Trevor Williams .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bob Cobert  (as Robert Cobert)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur J. Ornitz  (as Arthur Ornitz)
 
Film Editing by
Arline Garson 
 
Casting by
Linda Otto 
 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
 
Set Decoration by
Kenneth Fitzpatrick  (as Ken Fitzpatrick)
 
Costume Design by
Ramsey Mostoller  (as Ramsee Mostoller)
 
Makeup Department
Verne Caruso .... hair stylist
Robert Layden .... makeup artist
Dick Smith .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Hal Schaffel .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William C. Gerrity .... assistant director (as William Gerrity Jr.)
Dwight Williams .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Fine .... sound mixer
Jack C. Jacobsen .... sound
Christopher Newman .... sound (as Chris Newman)
 
Stunts
Alex Stevens .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Bob Cobert .... conductor
 
Other crew
George DiCenzo .... assistant to producer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 (1987) | Finland:(Banned) (1971) | Germany:16 | Ireland:18 | Norway:16 (1971) | UK:18 | USA:PG (certificate #22670) | USA:GP (certificate #22670, original rating)

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Trivia:
Scenes that were scripted but never filmed involved a Collinsport resident named Nancy Hodiak meeting Jeff and Maggie at Jeff's cottage to pick up a painting that Jeff had painted of her. As Nancy leaves the house, she is stalked and killed by Barnabas. Many elements of Nancy's attack scene were used in the final cut in the scene of Barnabas attacking Daphne. Had these scenes been included in the film, Marie Wallace would have played Nancy.See more »
Quotes:
Roger Collins:Alright, Loomis, you can pick up your pay in the morning.
Willie Loomis:Alright, I'll get my pay, in the morning-but I'll get a lot more than that... before then!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) (V)See more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The best vampire flick of the '70's!, 18 May 2001
Author: chad edwards (chad478@webtv.net) from cincinnati, ohio

This is one of the best horror films of the '70's, and certainly the best vampire flick of that decade. Based on the highly successful supernatural soap opera DARK SHADOWS, this feature film version of the ever popular series recounts the resurrection of Barnabas Collins(Jonathan Frid), a 175-year-old vampire who passes himself off as a modern-day descendant of the Collins clan. While staying at the Gothic Collinwood estate, Barnabas becomes entranced by a beautiful governess(Kathryn Leigh Scott) who bears a striking resemblance to his long-lost love, Josette, and determines to make the young woman his new bride. Few films based on Tv shows work, but HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS is an exception to that rule and like the TV series on which it is based, HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS has developed into a cult classic over the years. Like its sequel, 1971's NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS, the film is currently under restoration. There are several sequences from both films missing. Hopefully, the generally unfavorable opinion of NIGHT will change once all of the missing footage has been recovered, and the film will then rank right up there along with its predecessor like it should.

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