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House of Dark Shadows (1970)

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This film is based on the popular 1960s TV "Gothic" serial Dark Shadows. Vampire Barnabas Collins resides in the spectre-filled Collinswood mansion. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard finds her blood supply depleted by the elusive Barnabas. When Elizabeth dies, she is soon wandering the hallways as one of the "undead."

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Cast

Jonathan Frid
as Barnabas Collins
Joan Bennett
as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Roger Davis
as Jeff Clark
Grayson Hall
as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Kathryn Leigh Scott
as Maggie Evans
Nancy Barrett
as Carolyn Stoddard
John Karlen
as Willie Loomis
Thayer David
as Prof. T. Eliot Stokes
Louis Edmonds
as Roger Collins
Donald Briscoe
as Todd Jennings
David Henesy
as David Collins
Dennis Patrick
as Sheriff George Patterson
Jerry Lacy
as Minister
Barbara Cason
as Mrs. Johnson
Paul Michael
as Old Man
David Patrick
as Sheriff George Patterson
Terrayne Crawford
as Todd's Nurse
Michael Stroka
as Pallbearer
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Critic Reviews for House of Dark Shadows

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Even in these troubled times, the vampire has it worse than most of us.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The film is well mounted and stylishly produced. In what must've seemed like a luxury, Jonathan Frid had time to learn ALL his lines.

February 1, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Kinetofilm

It has the unique distinction of being the only motion picture ever based on a daytime soap opera.

October 21, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Genuine chills and surprises. Blows away the TV show.

April 13, 2003 | Rating: 4/5
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