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‘Dark Shadows’ Is More Light Than Dark

As the credits rolled at the end of Dark Shadows, my father turned to me and said, “I don’t get it. Was it supposed to be a comedy or a horror?” I didn’t understand what he meant: obviously it was a comedy. There were some watered down PG-13 horror, but there was nothing about it I considered horrific. But when you consider the movie is about the vampires, witches, and yes, even werewolves, it would have been nice to have had my flesh crawl just once. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t like Dark Shadows—after all, it starred Johnny Depp, who is so talented that he deserves every acting award ever invented and a few that haven’t—but it left me wanting more.

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‘Dark Shadows’ Is More Light Than Dark

As the credits rolled at the end of Dark Shadows, my father turned to me and said, “I don’t get it. Was it supposed to be a comedy or a horror?” I didn’t understand what he meant: obviously it was a comedy. There were some watered down PG-13 horror, but there was nothing about it I considered horrific. But when you consider the movie is about the vampires, witches, and yes, even werewolves, it would have been nice to have had my flesh crawl just once. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t like Dark Shadows—after all, it starred Johnny Depp, who is so talented that he deserves every acting award ever invented and a few that haven’t—but it left me wanting more.

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Johnny Depp Mourns ‘Dark Shadows’ Actor Jonathan Frid

Jonathan Frid, the actor who portrayed vampire Barnabas Collins in the 1966-1971 soap opera Dark Shadows, died on April 13, 2012, at the age of 87. Frid was recently remembered by Johnny Depp, who will put his own spin on Frid’s role as the cursed vampire, in the upcoming movie, Dark Shadows (2012).

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