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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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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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Damaged Goods See more (37 total) »

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)

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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | Germany:12 | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating)

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Trivia:
A prologue was scripted but never filmed that involved a hippie that sneaks into Collinwood on a rainy night only to be killed by Angelique and Gerard. The role of the hippie was intended to be played by either Keith Prentice or Michael Stroka.See more »
Quotes:
Quentin Collins:I don't know why, I almost feel I've come home again...See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) (V)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Damaged Goods, 9 June 2001
Author: aesgaard41 from United States

I think all the fans agree on one thing about this movie: it's the deleted scenes and the horrible editing job that prevent this movie from being the great ghost story it should be. But for me, having seen it just once on television, it could also do something about the extrenuous extra characters in the movie with vague connections to the ghost. The best ghost story only really needs the people who see the ghost and the ghost itself/herself. All the extra roles, the handyman, the psycho maid, the neighbors just barely provide the Collins some breathing room from the ghosts. Lara Parker does a very good job playing etherial and ephemeral as she portrays the ghost lurking just out of your mind's eye. David Selby and Kate Jackson have a wonderful chemistry, but the hestiant romance as well as the unnecessary flashbacks also do much to impair the flow of the story. John Karlen and Nancy Barrett, two of my faves from the series (John has a wonderful voice for mimmickry and Nancy's beauty has no bounds), seem to be only present to remind the watcher that this movie is based on a television series. Grayson Hall, much like Bette Davis, does a wonderful job playing a sinister and unpredictable old bat of a housekeeper. As a whole, the film is rather fair, but what it lacks in the style of a ghost movie such as The Legend Of Hell House, it more than makes up in atmosphere.

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