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Current Talk '15 II / BLACK SABBATH (1963) and DARK SHADOWS
« on: October 28, 2015, 05:24:35 PM »
Fans, last weekend I viewed the 1963 classic BLACK SABBATH.  This was the US release edit of the film directed by Mario Bava (released in Italy under a title that translates to something like THREE FACES OF TERROR). 

The movie presents three stories, each presented by Boris Karloff, who takes an important role in the final tale, "The Wurdalak," based on a story by Count Alexei Tolstoy.

"The Wurdalak" is based on old Slavic vampire lore and includes the idea that the vampire is driven to take the blood of those he loved best in life.  Ring a bell?

The second tale in the set, "The Telephone," seemed as if it might have been the springboard for the infamous "Grayson solo" episode in 1967 in which a terrorized Julia struggles to get through a night alone at Collinwood.  A memorable clip from that episode is available here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRvqLoXYRC0

A little known fact that was mentioned at one of the festivals, by Jonathan Frid himself if I recall correctly, is that Frid did the voice for "Dave" on the phone in this show.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: October 28, 2015, 04:47:10 PM »
Depp Shadows is showing on the "ABC Family" channel tonight at 8:15 p.m.  I would think there are likely to be some minor cuts to the movie since some of it is hardly what I would call "family friendly" (a phrase I detest, but if you're going to go that route, it means no hanky-panky at all).

Just in case anybody cares.

G.

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Groovy!

Another good one from the old days is INNER SANCTUM.  I always loved it when they "opened the creaking door"... SO DS.  As a child, I had this thing for imitating the sound effect of the coffin lid sl-o-o-o-w-w-w-ly opening on the show.  I think it drove my Mom nuts.  No doubt one of the many reasons why she detested the show.

G.

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Marcos was a great guy.  Hope he's having fun, wherever he is.

G.

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I listened to that one a couple of years ago and I still remember it.  Only some of the Witches Tales broadcasts survive but they're great fun.  At one point the "old Witch Nancy" was actually played by a little girl aged around 12 or 13 I think... she had an amazing faculty for mimicry.

Grand stuff!  You have great taste Lady Arashi!  Have you listened to any of THE STRANGE DR WEIRD?  Those are fun.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 II / Re: Penny Dreadful
« on: October 25, 2015, 11:37:11 PM »
I agree.  I thought it was a really good story with very strong performances from all on board.

Can't wait to see where they go next year.

G.

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My favorite recent ghost was a character on a short-lived British series called HEX.  I wish I could recall the character name and actress.  She was brilliant and fun.

I wonder whether anyone still remembers TOPPER with Mr. Waverly himself (Leo G. Carroll) as the hapless mortal dealing with sprightly spooks.

G.

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My favorite entry thus far was a comment from Matt Hall that Thayer rented a separate apartment (in addition to his residence) in NYC just for his books.  I imagine he kept quite a few antiques in there, too.

There was an interesting note about the pocket watch Prof. Stokes carried; if I recall correctly, it was a gift to Thayer from a family member when he was very young.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 II / Re: Penny Dreadful
« on: October 16, 2015, 05:17:33 PM »
My DVDs arrived and I saved several dollars on the posted price from the pre-order.  I am really enjoying these shows.  Haven't gotten to any of the extras yet.  They include a Round Table with Reeve Carney, episode production vlogs, and something called "A History of the Occult" which might be a PDF.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 II / Thirteen Days of Thayer David
« on: October 16, 2015, 05:12:12 PM »
Fans,

The Thayer David Fan Club site on Facebook is launching a "Thirteen Days of Thayer David" tribute tomorrow, Oct. 17.  The finale will be "A Dark Shadows Halloween" on Oct.31.  The tribute is billed as featuring "super-rare photographs, quotes and memories, exclusive to this site."

The URL for the fan club homepage:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Thayer-David-Fan-Club-199146836797222/

You might be able to see the posts without an account, but I am not sure about this.

It has been really nice to see some attention given to Thayer, finally.  A family member (Thayer's nephew, I believe) is involved.

G.

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Interesting, but I don't see what makes the "house" as described in any way evocative of DARK SHADOWS.

I know they recommend LEDs and electric "candles" due to insurance concerns but to me, that's the opposite of spooky.  more like TACKY IMO.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 II / Re: OT<Jaquin
« on: October 06, 2015, 05:38:02 PM »
Hope you are OK Patti.  Here in the Boston area of Mass., the impact of the storm seemed to be negligible.  Don't know about down on Cape Cod.

G.

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Current Talk '15 II / Re: Moltke/Scott, House Of Dark Shadows
« on: October 06, 2015, 04:17:26 PM »
from one of Sam Hall's interviews about NoDS, it would seem that a werewolf story was considered, but given the cost of the effects and makeup they decided to go with Angelique as a vengeful, seductive ghost instead.  And I think personally that NoDS is a much better movie simply because it is an original story, not a potted version of something already told at length on television.

The other salient fact about NoDS is that Frid apparently backed out somewhat late in the game, which left them scrambling to come up with an alternative because MGM wanted the sequel promptly (for a Summer or early Fall '71 release I think? Sam and Grayson's publicity tour was sometime in August, if I recall correctly).

I really think Frid's flat refusal to do the sequel soured his relationship with Sam and Grayson.  That's pure speculation on my part of course, based on various comments I have read from the Halls in several interviews.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 II / Re: <OT TV Series
« on: October 02, 2015, 05:37:56 PM »
I do recommend something called Ghostwatch, which is a thing that originally aired in the UK in the early 1990s.  It is a fictional story presented, a la Orson Welles War of the Worlds, as if it is a "reality" thing profiling a haunted tenement building in London.  It might be on Youtube.  I generally don't care for 'reality" television and this pre-dates that genre, but I thought it was really well done and genuinely spooky.  A lot of folks thought it was real.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '15 II / Re: <OT TV Series
« on: October 02, 2015, 05:29:21 PM »
It's a series about actual hauntings or other paranormal occurrences with talking heads and re-enactments. It comes right up on Amazon if you select "Movies and TV" as your search object and just type the words "A Haunting."  It seems to be US--reference is made in one user review to a channel called Destination America (I presume it is a channel, I haven't watched television in years now).

Here's a sample blurb from the fifth or sixth season which only had four episodes:

These chilling tales of the supernatural take you inside real-life horror stories, with each one-hour episode featuring eyewitness accounts and cinematic re-enactments of some of the most spine tingling and inexplicable stories ever recorded. Episode by shocking episode, you will be stunned and astonished by these spellbinding tales of evil lurking in the most everyday places. By the end of each amazing story, you will experience an eerie feeling that life and death are stranger and more terrifying than you had ever imagined.  (end of blurb)

Best,  G.

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