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Night of Dark Shadows -- A painter and his wife move into a home and find themselves plagued by the ghosts and spirits of his ancestors who used to be witches.


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Release Date:
4 August 1971 (USA) See more »
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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. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Selby ... Quentin Collins / Charles Collins

Grayson Hall ... Carlotta Drake

Kate Jackson ... Tracy Collins

Lara Parker ... Angelique Collins

John Karlen ... Alex Jenkins

Nancy Barrett ... Claire Jenkins

Jim Storm ... Gerard Stiles (as James Storm)

Thayer David ... Rev. Strack

Christopher Pennock ... Gabriel Collins
Diana Millay ... Laura Collins
Monica Rich ... Sarah Castle
Clarice Blackburn ... Mrs. Castle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Captain Haggerty ... Bald Henchman (uncredited)
Robert Singer ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Dan Curtis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dan Curtis  story
Sam Hall  screenplay
Sam Hall  story

Produced by
Dan Curtis .... producer
George Goodman .... associate producer
Trevor Williams .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bob Cobert  (as Robert Cobert)
Cinematography by
Richard Shore 
Film Editing by
Charles Goldsmith 
Casting by
Linda Otto 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
Costume Design by
Domingo A. Rodriguez  (as Domingo Rodriguez)
Makeup Department
Reginald Tackley .... makeup artist
Edith Tilles .... hair dresser
Production Management
George Goodman .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Panesoff .... assistant director
Allan Wertheim .... second assistant director
Sound Department
John H. Bolz .... sound (as John Bolz)
Al Gramaglia .... sound
Alex Stevens .... stunt coordinator
George Fisher .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Pronto .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Gerolomi .... special lighting effects
Ronald M. Lautore .... camera operator (as Ronald Lautore)
Editorial Department
Aviva Slesin .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bob Cobert .... conductor (as Robert Cobert)
Other crew
Hans Holzer .... technical advisor
William Schwartz .... production assistant
Robert Singer .... assistant to producer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
95 min | USA:129 min (director's cut) | West Germany:90 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | Germany:12 | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating)

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Feature film debut of David Selby.See more »
Quentin Collins:You make me sick!See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"Everything is different now.", 6 November 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

This follow-up to House of Dark Shadows (both adapted from stories from the TV series) is about a painter who moves into the family estate with his new wife. He's soon troubled by dreams of the past that seem all too real. This was heavily edited before release with at least 30 minutes cut out. No doubt the unedited movie is superior to this mess. I haven't seen that one, however, so my review is for the edited version. It does have some things going for it: moody atmosphere and good camera-work. But the tension is limp and the plot is borderline incoherent. The movie just lacks excitement. As other reviewers have noted, the story bears a passing similarity to stories from better movies, which does it no favors by comparison. I did enjoy seeing a young Kate Jackson in her film debut. It's not a movie I would recommend unless you're a curious Dark Shadows fan who hasn't seen it yet.

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