'Dark Shadows' cast picture emulates original series cast
"Dark Shadows" was originally a daytime drama on ABC starring Jonathan Frid as Barnabas. It ran from 1966-1971 and is the basis for this new movie. There was a reboot of the franchise that aired 12 episodes in 1991 starring Ben Cross, Joanna Going and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (that's the one we remember).
This new movie is being directed by (who else) Tim Burton and tells the tail of Barnabas, made into a vampire in 1772 by a witch whose heart he broke. She entombs him for 200 years, until he emerges in 1972 and that's where the movie picks up.
"Dark Shadows" opens May 11. Will you be taking a visit to Collinwood Manor?