Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy Anniversary, Dark Shadows

On this date in 1966 Dark Shadows premiered. Although it was a while before Jonathan Frid made his first appearance as vampire Barnabas Collins, it was Barnabas I watched it for. Every afternoon I made sure I was parked right in front of the TV, even in the summer when the back yard wading pool was a major attraction. Dark Shadows lasted about 5 years. There were some plots I liked better than others, but Barnabas was there through it all.

There are a couple of video clips here. There has been talk of a remake with Johnny Depp in the role Frid created.

The picture above is from the Barnabas Collins page at CollinWiki.

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