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Night of Dark Shadows
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Director:
Writers:
Dan Curtis (story)
Sam Hall (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 August 1971 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Death kept their love alive. See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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)
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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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
95 min | USA:129 min (director's cut) | West Germany:90 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Australia:G | Germany:12 | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating)

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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:There is no longer any place for Mrs. Collins.See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Flowers of evil, mists of Angelique, 7 June 1999
Author: Gothick from Boston, Mass.

Perhaps few fans would agree, but I actually find this a more satisfying film than the predecessor, House of Dark Shadows. The script is more interesting--even with all the cuts (depending upon which version of the original script you consult, something like an hour of the final cut running time was excised, and MGM only gave Sam Hall and Dan Curtis one working day to make the cuts). There is still more character development in this film than in House of Dark Shadows. The cast is excellent, with a great chemistry, thanks to the fact that they had all worked together for several years on Dark Shadows as an ensemble before they made this film. Standouts include the young David Selby in the dual role as Quentin and Charles, Lara Parker as the evil Angelique, and John Karlen and Nancy Barrett in minimal roles as the young couple in the cottage. Grayson Hall is, as always, in a league of her own as Carlotta Drake, the Mrs Danvers-like housekeeper. With her elegant wardrobe and sinister glances, Grayson gives this film an alluring atmosphere of lingering evil waiting to pounce upon the bored and feckless yuppies who stumble into her web. Thayer David makes a great deal out of the small role of Reverend Strack. James Storm is pretty much wasted in the role of Gerard. Diana Millay, Clarice Blackburn, and Christopher Pennock have memorable little cameos. The score by Robert Cobert features the beautiful love theme (originally titled "Joanna" and used in the final season of Dark Shadows) which lends an air of wistful romance to the otherwise flat onscreen relationship between Selby and Kate Jackson.

Too bad the harried writer and producer didn't manage to film in the climactic seance sequence; in the theatrical trailer to the film, included on the laser disc version, you can see a couple of brief moments from this.

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