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Night of Dark Shadows (1971)

GP  -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  4 August 1971 (USA)
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A painter and his wife move into a home and find themselves plagued by ghosts and spirits of his ancestors that used to be witches.

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Quentin Collins / Charles Collins
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Carlotta Drake
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Tracy Collins
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Alex Jenkins
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Claire Jenkins
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Gerard Stiles (as James Storm)
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Rev. Strack
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Gabriel Collins
Diana Millay ...
Monica Rich ...
Sarah Castle
Clarice Blackburn ...
Mrs. Castle
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A painter and his wife move into a home and find themselves plagued by ghosts and spirits of his ancestors that used to be witches.

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Death kept their love alive. See more »


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4 August 1971 (USA)  »

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Curse of Dark Shadows  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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In order to provide authenticity, spiritualist Hans Holzer was employed as an adviser to the production, though his actual contribution to the finished product proved minimal. See more »

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Carlotta Drake: [to Quentin] We're rare people, you and I. Not only have we lived before, but we are fortunate enough to remember.
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MGM KILLED NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS
14 April 2001 | by (New Market, Maryland) – See all my reviews

In 1975 I was a freelance writer in New York. During that year I was honored to interview stage and screen actress and one of the stars from Dark Shadows, Grayson Hall. It was during this interview that I learned why NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS was such a bad film.

The late Ms. Hall related a story which told of how MGM called her husband, "Dark Shadows writer" Sam Hall and told him that he would have to fly out to California and edit out nearly 30 min. from his latest film. After his sad task was done he returned home and shortly thereafter the film was released. It was not up to the standards the the series nor MGM's hit from just the year before "House of Dark Shadows" had. The idea was excellent. Dialog well written, stylishly photographed and wonderful performances from the cast. The problem was the fact that the feature made little sense. It plotted along for 90 min's filled with questions and vagueness.

However, the good news is that most of the edited footage has been found and is now in the process of being re-edited. Night of Dark Shadows, through the popularity of the series, is in a sense going to be re-born. Sam Hall's work shall now be seen as it was created. Perhaps then we will be able to appreciate this classic haunted house story, the way it should be, without studio butchering.


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