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Monday, March 12, 2018

Night of Dark Shadows: Carlotta the Vamp

But not the vampire; that's the other movie.

This is one of the my favorite Dark Shadows-related shots, but especially of Grayson Hall and Lyndhurst ... it's a twofer! 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

1795: Angelique Loves Barnabas

But the feeling isn't mutual.  Probably.  I mean, he's, like, what, a teenager?  Maybe in vampire years he's a teenager.  And she's 21 or 200, no one is sure.  They're probably made for each other.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

1897: Angelique Vs. Petof-I Mean Quentin

There's something a little off-putting watching Angelique on the phone, ordering a dress or chemicals to save Barnabas or whatever Petofi-in-Quentin is about to be pissed about.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

1795: Josette the Vampire

An oldie but a goodie:  Angelique's nightmare vision of Josette as one of the living dead.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

1968: The Gang's All Here!

The gang being Marie Wallace, Don Briscoe, and Humbert Allen Astredo.  And there's Diane Paliotta, the Dark Shadows "girl Friday" of teen magazine repute.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The New Mrs. Collins

Roger, preening with his new wife, the divine Cassandra Blair Collins.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Barnabas Collins Paper Doll

I don't think Barnabas ever wore plaid; correct me if I'm wrong (actually, please don't) ... also, are his fingernails black?

Friday, February 23, 2018

1897: Angelique on the Stairs

Continuing more posts focusing on Angelique ... what the hell; she's my favorite.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Surprised Cassandra Is Surprised

"I'm Mrs. Barnabas ... er, Mrs. Roger Collins ... who the hell are you?!?"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Many Faces of Angelique

... Bouchard Collins Blair Collins DuVal DuBois Rumson Stokes Collins DuVal Collins.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Angelique Trading Cards

Angelique, pink border 1968 vintage ...
...and the 1993 version (which really exists in real color, so why are they using this terrible recolored version?  That dress is ORANGE!)

Friday, February 16, 2018

1991: The Phoenix Rises

Oh man.  This one crushes me.  So in the 1990s, after the 1991 series went off the air, Innovation continued the series as a comic book for several issues, but ended one chapter into a new story that hinted at the return of Angelique ... or Laura Collins.  The writers had discussed that Angelique might have been Laura all along, and it seems, as this never-used cover art for a phoenix-centric arc indicates, that's the direction the comic would have gone.  And as you know, I'm a huuuuuge Cassandra fan, so to see Lysette Anthony all gussied up in Cassandra drag tears at my heart.  Sigh ... what might have been.  (But what the hell is up with that dress?!?  Dare I ask how it stays attached?)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

1967: Barnabas and Julia

I love that wig. There, I said it.  Look, it's not like I can help myself!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

1840: Samantha Drew Collins

I try so hard to like her, but I can't.  I just can't.  Also, I hate her hair.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Barnabas vs. Cassandra

One of the elements I most enjoy about MPI's original video volumes of Dark Shadows was how they had to struggle to fill two hundred plus covers with content-appropriate photographs, many of them not in color.  I love this particular shot from Volume 49, where Cassandra mostly stands around and she and Barnabas exchange meaningful glances.  And, as all Cassandra fans know, that peignoir is not white in the slightest; it is green and purple and orange and covered in magical butterflies.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018