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Master of Dark Shadows (2019)

Master of Dark Shadows reveals the fascinating impact of the ground-breaking Gothic drama Dark Shadows and award-winning filmmaker Dan Curtis.

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Alan Ball Alan Ball
Nancy Barrett
Michael Brockman Michael Brockman ... Self
David Bushman David Bushman ... Self
Joseph Caldwell Joseph Caldwell ... Self
Bob Cobert Bob Cobert ... Self
Ben Cross
Cathy Curtis Cathy Curtis ... Self
Dan Curtis Dan Curtis ... Self (archive footage)
Tracy Curtis ... Self
Roger Davis
Rita Fein Rita Fein ... Self
Jonathan Frid ... Self / Barnabas Collins (archive footage)
Leonard Goldberg ... Self
Whoopi Goldberg
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Narrated by Ian McShane (Deadwood), MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS reveals the fascinating impact of the ground-breaking Gothic drama Dark Shadows with a compelling blend of rare footage and behind-the-scenes stories exploring the diverse talents of creator-producer-director Dan Curtis. Known as the "King of TV Horror," the filmmaker created iconic genre favorites including Trilogy of Terror and Burnt Offerings before earning accolades for the epic mini-series The Winds of War and War and Remembrance.

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A Great Documentary For Anyone Obsessed With Dark Shadows!!!
22 July 2019 | by Pumpkin_ManSee all my reviews

I've loved this show for the last 7 years. I got into it in 2012, right after seeing Tim Burton's adaptation of it. I was intrigued, so I wanted to give the show a try, and I'm glad I did. I finished the whole series in 2013, and I'm now re-watching it again, and today, I finally watched this documentary.

There might be some spoilers in this review! It's absolutely wonderful and very informative about Dan Curtis and how Dark Shadows came to be. You see the kind of man he was, what inspired him to create the show, how the show was almost cancelled, how Barnabas Collins made Dark Shadows great again, all the fan mail, the peak of its popularity, appearances on game shows and parades, and Dan's work after Dark Shadows ended.

It also has some great special features, like an old episode of a 1950's show called 'The Web' where the episode has strong similarities to a story arc on the show about Elizabeth Stoddard never leaving the house, and Jason Maguire blackmailing her, and Jonathan Frid dressing up as Barnabas at the White House on Halloween 1969 for Richard Nixon's daughter! 7 years later, and this show still intrigues me!

If you absolutely love anything Dark Shadows, I highly recommend MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS!!!


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