Barnabas Collins

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Dark Shadows Has Problems

    Naturally, Tim Burton has brought an extremely vivid look to his adaptation of Dark Shadows, based on the '70s soap opera about a vampire who's only marginally weirder than the people around him. The film also has a terrific soundtrack featuring period pieces by T. Rex, the Carpenters, and other od ... More >>

  • Film

    May 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Jonathan Frid, RIP: Gay?

    Jonathan Frid, who so memorably played vampire Barnabas Collins in the daytime soap Dark Shadows, has passed, leaving behind a personal life as cloaked as Barnabas himself. After all, as it says on, Frid was "never married, believing the life of an actor was fraught with insecurities." An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Johnny Depp In Dark Shadows: Looking Good?

    Johnny Depp still hasn't seen The Tourist and neither has anyone else, but that's long been demoted to a footnote in his otherwise jazzy career. The chameleon-like voice of Rango has just applied his scissorhands to the part of Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows, the Tim Burton-directed re-creation o ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011
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    August 21, 2007

    Who Put the Goth in Gotham?

    Unconventional swordplay and vamping, plus blind items that will make you go blind