Dark Shadows trailer

You know the current vampire/horror boom is running out of legs when the genre starts getting the whole comedy exploitation thang. That being said, Dark Shadows looks like a hoot. A 19th century vampire (Barnabas Collins) and the witch that cursed him make it into the 1970s and re-start their ancient feud. It stars the ever-reliable Johnny Depp, who was a big fan of the original sixties comedy TV series of which this is of course, a re-boot.

Extra points if you can tell me which of my Jackelian fantasy novels from HarperCollins featured a character called Barnabas (also a subtle tribute to Mr Collins)?


I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

2 thoughts on “Dark Shadows trailer

  • March 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

    This looks great. Johnny Depp even manages to look like Jonathon Fried, the man who played the original Barnabas in the sixties.

  • March 16, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I watched Dark Shadows when it originally aired. I have been a fan for years. But in all this time, I never realized it was a comedy. I thought it was mainly a drama. Oh, well, I guess, people see things differently. I like your blog.

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