Category Archives: Vampires

Kolchak: The Vampire

“This vampire didn’t come from Transylvania. It came from Las Vegas!” Although no one says so distinctly–probably for copyright reasons–this episode is a sequel to the original Night Stalker movie. Catherine Rawlins, the eponymous vampire, is another victim of Janos … Continue reading

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DVD Review: The Night Stalker

Now that I’m finished with Dark Shadows, I’ve decided to go on to another short-lived but influential series that began life as a Dan Curtis production and the movie that started it off. The Night Stalker, screenplay by Richard Matheson, … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Dark Shadows movies

A little while ago, I came to the conclusion that I’d watched House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows too early in my viewing of the television series; I decided that I’d watch them again after I’d finished … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows: Vampire Troubles

In my last Dark Shadows review, I wrote that Barnabas’s impulsive, bitey solutions to his problems only get him to deeper difficulties. As the story line for 1897 progresses, these problems get worse, but Barnabas does bring most of it … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows: First Werewolves, then Vampires

The Collinwood maidservant Beth goes to Gypsy Magda to plead with her to remove the werewolf curse from Quentin. Now that his wife Jenny is dead, Beth hopes to marry him herself. But Magda tells her that the curse, once … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows: Vampire Follies

And other plots to catch up on. The last time we saw Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, she’d been declared dead after collapsing in the cemetery, but it turned out she wasn’t dead after all. At least, this cataleptic episode has convinced … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows: Barnabas Collins: Fearless Vampire Hunter

It starts when Angelique bites Joe Haskell’s cousin Tom, who then dies in the hospital after Joe, who has also been bitten and is in thrall to Angelique, leaves the window open so that she can get at Tom a … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows: How Barnabas Became a Vampire Again

Or maybe not. The dream curse that’s been going around among the main characters has finally reached Vicky. Since Barnabas is the next person–and the last person–who will have it and it will destroy him, she refuses to tell him … Continue reading

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Winding up Dark Shadows 1795

The newly vampired Barnabas falls quickly into the routine of his undead life. He and his henchman Ben Stokes move the coffin to the basement of the otherwise unoccupied old house and Barnabas rises each night to wander the streets … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows 1795: How Barnabas Became a Vampire (Part 2)

If you were worried about Barnabas’s witchy wife Angelique being buried alive, don’t be. It takes more than a premature burial to keep her down. Angelique is dug up and rescued by the Collinses’ indentured servant Ben Stokes, whom she … Continue reading

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