Sunday, November 25, 2012

Marie Wallace Recovers

As we previously reported, actress Marie Wallace (Eve) was recently injured in a fall onstage and has been recovering in a New York City hospital. Dark Shadows cast mate Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans) shares this update from Marie: 

"Please tell our friends and fans that I'm recovering very well, and feeling stronger each day. I appreciate all their loving and healing thoughts. There's no room for flowers here in rehab but I would certainly appreciate a note or card."

If you would like to send Marie a get well card or message, you can do so at this address: Marie Wallace Pollock, Kateri House, 150 Riverside Drive, Room 1305A, New York, NY 10024.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dark Shadows 2013 Cruise Information

The Dark Shadows Festival have released more information about their 2013 Dark Shadows Halloween Cruise, which will take place from October 27-November 3 2013. 

Departing from New Jersey's Cape Liberty Cruise Port, the ship Explorer of the Seas will embark on a seven-day round trip to Bermuda. In attendance will be Dark Shadows stars Lara Parker (Angelique) and Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans), with planned activities including a Halloween costume party, rare video screenings, dramatic performances by the actors and other surprises.

Inside Staterooms are priced from $749.00 per person; Ocean View Staterooms from $949.00 per person; Balcony Staterooms from $1099.00 per person; and Suites from $1399.00 per person. Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include all port charges plus the Dark Shadows registration fee. Government fees and taxes of $125.00 per person are additional. All meals are included in these prices.

Attendees who reserve their cabin with a refundable deposit by January 31 will be invited to join Kathryn Leigh Scott and Lara Parker for a private party on board, and will also receive an exclusive Dark Shadows celebrity gift bag. For more information or to make a reservation, call toll free 1-800-828-4813 or visit the event newly-launched event website by clicking here. A printable flyer is available by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We're Now On Facebook!

If you're on Facebook, you can now keep up with all the latest Dark Shadows developments via our newly-launched Dark Shadows News Page, featuring headline breaking news, daily trivia and more. To visit and like our page to receive updates, click here.

And for more dispatches from Collinwood in 140 characters or less, there's also our Dark Shadows News Twitter feed, delivering daily dispatches to over 3,000 Dark Shadows fans worldwide. To follow us, click here.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dr. Mabuse Trailer Released

We recently reported on the new independent film Dr. Mabuse, which features Dark Shadows stars Jerry Lacy (Reverend Trask), Lara Parker (Angelique) and Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans). The first cast image from the production is now online and can be seen above. 

Pictured are (L to R): John C Smith as the Apocalypse Man, Derek Mobraaten as Tom Smith, Julian Grant as Edward Hull, Bahia Garrigan as Christina Novello, Jerry Lacy as Dr. Mabuse, Nathan Wilson as Inspector Carl Lohemann, David Graham as City General Oscar Lang, Linden Chiles as Inspector Norbert Von Wenk, Vivian Brasch as Lady Levana, Kathryn Leigh Scott as Madame Von Harbau, Lara Parker as Madame Carrozza and Annie Waterman as Madame Hecate. Click on the image for a larger view.

The first teaser trailer for the film can be viewed in the window below. Dr. Mabuse is due for release in 2013 and more information can be found on the production's official website. To view our gallery of behind the scenes stills, click here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Win Dark Shadows Movie Blu-Rays!

Both original Dark Shadows feature films have just been released on Blu-Ray and, courtesy of our friends at Warner Home Entertainment, we have two sets of both to give away.

House of Dark Shadows starred Jonathan Frid in a vivid retelling of Barnabas' introduction story, while Night of Dark Shadows starred David Selby as a troubled artist haunted by memories of the eternal Angelique, played by Lara Parker. For your chance to win, just answer this simple question:

What was the name of the Tarrytown mansion used for Collinwood in both films?
Send your answer, along with your name and postal address, to by November 12. 

Readers can order House of Dark Shadows on Blu-Ray online by clicking here and Night of Dark Shadows on Blu-Ray by clicking here.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Postcards From Collinwood

Here are some fantastic rare vintage images of Seaview Terrace, the Rhode Island mansion used for the exterior of Collinwood in Dark Shadows. Reader Bill Branch shares these beautiful postcards, showing the property at various points during its history.

The first picture shows the house shortly after its construction, when it was known as the Edson Bradley Estate; The third shows the house during its time as a school for girls, Burnham-by-the-Sea, during the 1960s; The fourth was taken in the mid-1960s, around the time filming took place on Dark Shadows. To see more rare photographs of the house, click here.

Click on the thumbnails for a larger view. Courtesy of the Bill Branch collection.