When I was growing up there were TV shows and movies that we were not allowed to watch. I always wanted to see The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman when it came to TV (very edited) but my mother wouldn’t let us see it. When I became an adult, the ‘forbidden fruit’ of watching R rated movies lost its allure…I never have seen the uncut version of The Graduate.
Dark Shadows from the 1960’s was one of those TV shows that I couldn’t watch. I remember that it came on at 4 pm when homework and piano lessons were over; but I never argued with, The Rules.
I did as I was told…contrary to the present generation…
four boys come to mind…especially the youngest one who’s first name starts with an “S”……
So, I was understandably excited when in January 1991, the remake of Dark Shadows with Ben Cross came to TV as a mini series. I loved the mini series genre. Shogun…The Thorn Birds…I know I have more of them around here on VHS….What is that?
During this time Hubby had a recurrence of cancer and was going through chemotherapy. If Dark Shadows turned out to be scary…
(my life at that time was scarier) it would be okay. While he was doing his part for the war effort being an Armchair General of Operation Desert Storm; I was watching Dark Shadows in the other room.
I loved it. It was like reading Stephen King’s “IT” while Hubby underwent radiation treatments….it was an escape.
I admit that I toyed with the idea of calling my mother and saying, “Ha! I’m a grownup now. I can watch whatever I want!” But I was a good daughter; I didn’t.
The remake ended on a cliffhanger as I remember and there was never a sequel made. Sad face as Sam would say. I looked for it at Borders; but I really should have checked on-line.
This past week while I was hibernating on the couch with tissues, Tylenol, antibiotic, antihistamines, Emergen-C, nasal spray, ear drops….(not a pretty picture) I saw a commercial for the Dark Shadows 24 hour marathon on Chiller. I was so excited, I had a coughing spasm.
ATT has been recording since 3 am Sunday morning. I can’t wait to have my own marathon…just not 24 hours straight….one needs a break from vampires now and then. Especially the narcissistic emotional soul draining kind of vampires.
I finally have an excuse to use this photo….
We’ve watched him as a pirate, a barber and now a vampire. I was delighted to hear that this hunk will be starring in Tim Burton’s version of the remake of the 1960’s Dark Shadows.
I will not be scared to sit in a darkened theatre and watch Johnny Depp portray vampire, Barnabas Collins. I predict that this movie will be even more popular than Twilight. I have not read anything info that has the premiere date; but it probably won’t be in November of this year…..fans and Summit don’t want anything to steal the thunder of New Moon.
My next mission- find a mini series called…Wolf Lake…about a family of werewolves….
Are you seeing a trend here?
Maybe this will be the direction my blog will take since posts about the N are nearly at their conclusion…just a thought.
Update: April 26, 2009 – The Wolf Lake Marathon will be coming on the Sci-Fi Channel on April 28, 2009 from 8 am to 3 pm.