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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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Just as good, if not better than HOUSE OF... See more (32 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)
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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)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:G | Germany:12 | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating)

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Trivia:
Jerry Lacy was going to to reprise his role as the witch hunter Reverend Trask from "Dark Shadows" (1966), but was unable to appear in the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Carlotta Drake:[to Quentin] We're rare people, you and I. Not only have we lived before, but we are fortunate enough to remember.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Just as good, if not better than HOUSE OF..., 18 September 1999
Author: Casey-52 from DVD Drive-In

NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS has a bad reputation because of its plotline that strays from the vampire theme and because it is somewhat confusing. Many fans of the original series weren't fans of it in its early years before Barnabas Collins, when the plotline centered on Gothic hauntings like this movie. Thankfully, today many people (some not even fans of the original series) see the actual merit of the film. It is a very beautifully shot film, the acting is all perfect (my favorite is Kate Jackson), and even though so many scenes were cut out of the film, the film is still fun to watch and gives a few jolts here and there. The overall Gothic feel of the movie is more prevalent than its predecessor, HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS, and this movie actually is more in-depth and psychological in its plotline. The ending is sort of a let-down, but doesn't ruin the final impact of the film. Hopefully someday someone can unearth the cut 40+ minutes and release it intact on video!

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