Five Film Facts: "Dark Shadows"
Five Film Facts Dark Shadows
The fertile mind of Dan Curtis created the original show, which spawned 1,225 TV episodes in its six-year run (enough to fill a coffin shaped 131-DVD box set). While still retaining elements of real scares, romance, and lusty desire, the film version takes a more comedic tone than the TV show. Producer David Kennedy, a former partner of Curtis, defends the difference: “I’m sure there are going to be hardcore ‘Dark Shadows’ fans who are going to say that the original series didn’t have that much humor in it. And it didn’t. But Dan always wanted it to, and I think he’d be really happy with where we ended up.” And lest anyone feels the film doesn’t show proper respect,
Burton pays homage by including some original cast members: Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans), David Selby (Quentin Collins), Lara Parker (Angelique), and Frid (in his last onscreen performance), are all featured in the movie's grand ball scene.