MPI Media Group sends word they have completed production on the highly anticipated Master of Dark Shadows. The new documentary feature celebrates the Gothic daytime television series Dark Shadows and its creator, Dan Curtis. The film includes interviews with key actors and filmmakers involved in the popular show set at the Maine mansion, Collinwood. The documentary was directed by David Gregory, who shot it on location in New York, LA and London.
Read on for all the details!
Master of Dark Shadows Details From The MPI Press Release
Narrated by Ian McShane (Deadwood), Master of Dark Shadows offers insights from Curtis himself in addition to Oscar-winning writer/producer Alan Ball (True Blood), screenwriter William F. Nolan (Trilogy of Terror), author Herman Wouk (The Winds Of War), veteran actors Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost), Barbara Steele (Black Sunday) and Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire), Dark Shadows stars Jonathan Frid, David Selby, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker, John Karlen, Nancy Barrett, Jerry Lacy, Roger Davis, Marie Wallace, Chris Pennock and James Storm, plus other colleagues and family members.
In 1966, a phenomenon was launched when Dark Shadows debuted on ABC-TV as a daily Gothic suspense series. Airing in the late afternoon, the show attracted a massive youth audience as it shifted to the supernatural with the introduction of vulnerable vampire Barnabas Collins. Witches, ghosts and scary storylines turned Dark Shadows into a TV classic that led to motion pictures, remakes, reunions and legions of devoted fans who have kept the legend alive for five decades.
The feature-length documentary, Master of Dark Shadows, reveals the fascinating history, far-reaching impact and lasting appeal of Dark Shadows with a compelling blend of rare footage and behind-the-scenes stories while also exploring the dramatic talents of creator/producer/director Dan Curtis. Known as the “King of TV Horror,” the Emmy-winning filmmaker followed Dark Shadows with other iconic genre favorites including The Night Stalker, Trilogy of Terror and Burnt Offerings before earning accolades for the epic miniseries The Winds of War and War and Remembrance.
Master of Dark Shadows hits home video and digital formats this spring.
This show was wildly popular for a long time. I bet this documentary will be fascinating. I’m looking forward to checking it out and learning more about it. The series is currently streaming on both Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. You might want to sneak in a few episodes or a season with me before the doc comes out!
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