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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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Complete credited cast:
Quentin Collins / Charles Collins
Carlotta Drake
Tracy Collins
Alex Jenkins
Claire Jenkins
Gerard Stiles (as James Storm)
Rev. Strack
Gabriel Collins
Diana Millay ...
Monica Rich ...
Sarah Castle
Clarice Blackburn ...
Mrs. Castle


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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Hung as a witch 200 years ago, Angelique comes back to Collinwood. Her return from the grave is just the beginning of their lust. See more »


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Release Date:

4 August 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curse of Dark Shadows  »

Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Filmed on the grounds of the gothic estate Lyndhurst on the Hudson River in New York State. See more »


Quentin Collins: I don't know why, I almost feel I've come home again...
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Atmospheric film in need of restoration.
18 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

If ever a film needed restoration, this is it. Creepy atmospheric follow-up to House of Dark Shadows lacks the coherent plot of the first picture. Apparently the studio forced director Dan Curtis to cut his 2 hour movie down to 90 minutes so it could be sold as a double feature with House of Dark Shadows or other horror flicks--and it shows. It often doesn't make any sense and you wind up frustrated, as if you just had a good dream but can't remember it all. Word is that a complete uncut print has been recently discovered. A new DVD release of this picture restoring the missing pieces would be a big seller among Dark Shadows fans and horror film aficionados alike.

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