Vampire Barnabas Collins is accidentally released from his centuries-long confinement at his family's estate in Maine. He targets his clueless descendants who live there now and pursues Maggie, the incarnation of his lost love.
Kathryn Leigh Scott
In the not-too-distant future, Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides. A policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister ... See full summary »
Ansel Faraj offered the role of Dr. Mabuse to Jerry Lacy and did not hear from him for a full month. In the meantime, several other actors were considered for and offered the role, and a casting call was sent out for unknowns who could play the role. A day before casting sessions, Ansel Faraj received an email from Jerry Lacy saying he was sorry for the late response, and he was very interested in playing Mabuse. See more »
The initial cut of the film ran 122mins. During the post production period, Ansel Faraj cut the film down to 101mins. This version was screened at the World Premiere at Coronado Island, San Diego, Ca. After the premiere, Ansel Faraj went in and trimmed an additional 6 minutes, to give the final theatrical release version a total run time of 95mins. In 2015, a new "Final Cut" of the film was released, trimmed of 13 minutes, with a run time of 82 minutes. See more »
as the movie began , I thought, hmmm...I am now in a theater, in Europe , in the early 30's...then i started looking for reference points, Ed Wood, David Lynch, Fritz Lang, Tarhovsky,Dan Curtis...but by then I was lost at sea with Mabuse and Ansal Faraj and I was scared. ..and amazed..I had never seen such a film!But I was captivated with the ever growing sense of DREAD, mind control, grief, and utter helplessness...aspects of my life were mirrored, all the actors were committed to the unfolding horror...a filmic Greek Tragedy...not for the faint of heart. Lacy, Scott, Parker , all excellent in their new reincarnations. It seems Dark Shadows lives again, in parallel time, in the brilliant fearlessness of young director, Ansal Faraj.
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