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News > Archive > September 2004

 News Bytes September 26 2004 

Alec Newman (2004 Barnabas) is to play a recurring role in the new season of UPN's Star Trek: Enterprise, as part of the story arc featuring the return of Brent Spiner. The episodes tentatively air on October 29, November 5 and November 12.
S.E. Hinton will be signing copies of
Hawkes Harbor at the Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore on September 29 at 7.00pm. The store is located on 11975 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles. For more information, telephone (310) 476 6263.
Actress Julianne Moore has revealed herself to be a fan of Dark Shadows: "I loved the Dark Shadows because it scared me," she enthused during the press junket for her movie The Forgotten. "Whenever it would come on, my sister would rush out to help my mother fold laundry or set the table. Not me. I was glued to the TV set, squirming but hoping it would get even scarier!"
Jonathan Frid (Barnabas) has updated his official website to include more of his memories of Dark Shadows. Pay a visit by clicking here.

MPI Home Video are shortly to withdraw their range of Dark Shadows 1991 Revival Series videotapes from sale. For a list of available volumes, click here.
Dark Shadows spoof Misty Dawn is to receive a cable airing on Dallas Community Television. The first episode can be seen on Channel 15b on September 27 at 6.00pm, September 29 at 9.00pm and October 2 at 11.00am.
With thanks to Fran Robert, David Moore, Nancy Kersey and ShadowGram

 Angelique Pilot Photograph September 21 2004 

Photograph courtesy of Dan Curtis Productions © 2004. Reproduced with permissionWe can now unveil another official publicity photograph from the recent WB Dark Shadows pilot, once again courtesy of Dan Curtis Productions.

This stunning portrait of Ivana Milicevic as Angelique joins the pilot pictures added to the site last week. A larger version of the image can be downloaded as desktop wallpaper by clicking here.

Remember to check back next week, when we will be featuring a new interview with the pilot's associate producer, Jim Pierson, exclusively discussing the highs and lows of the production.

Ivana Milicevic as Angelique

Photograph courtesy of Dan Curtis Productions © 2004. Reproduced with permission

 Hawkes Harbor September 21 2004 

An intriguing sideways look at the Dark Shadows world has just hit US bookshelves in the form of Hawkes Harbor, a new novel by SE Hinton. The book was originally developed as a HarperCollins Dark Shadows novel, before being rejected due to concerns over language and content.

Undaunted, Hinton has since completed the project as a standalone novel, altering character names and other copyrighted elements. The finished book, however, displays its roots plainly, and Dark Shadows fans will find many familiar personalities and situations, as ersatz Willie Loomis figure Jamie Sommers struggles to come to terms with the repercussions of life with an undead employer. From the publisher:

"An orphan and a bastard, Jamie Sommers grew up knowing he had no hope of heaven. Conceived in adultery and born in sin, Jamie was destined to repeat the sins of his parents - or so the nuns told him. And he proved them right. Taking to sea, Jamie sought out danger and adventure in exotic ports all over the world as a smuggler, gunrunner-and murderer. Tough enough to handle anything, he's survived foreign prisons, pirates, and a shark attack. But in a quiet seaside town in Delaware, Jamie discovered something that was enough to drive him insane-and change his life forever. For it was in Hawkes Harbor that Jamie came face to face with the ultimate evil....

S.E. Hinton is acclaimed as one of the most provocative, best known and best selling young adult authors of all time. More than 30 years after its publication The Outsiders continues to appear on such bestseller lists as USA Today. Hinton's gritty and powerful novels have also inspired four major motion pictures. She lives in her home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma."

To order the book at a discount price from, click here. To read this site's review of the book, click here.
With thanks to ShadowGram

 Hollywood for 2005 Festival September 21 2004 

The 2005 Dark Shadows Festival, billed as a Dark Shadows Hollywood Weekend, brings the annual celebration to Tinseltown from July 29-31 2005. Promising: "debut appearances by several Dark Shadows celebrities," the hotel location and further details will be announced soon.
With thanks to ShadowGram

 News in Brief September 16 2004 

Kate Jackson (Daphne) is to make her first ever UK personal appearance at the London Film and Comic Con on November 6-7. For more information, click here.
David Selby (Quentin) can be seen in the upcoming Ben Affleck comedy Surviving Christmas. The movie is scheduled for US release on October 22.
The makers of Dark Shadows spoof Misty Dawn have posted a downloadable trailer for their first episode. To view it, click here.
The Dying God: A Vampire's Tale is a new play premiering at Manhattan's Common Basis Theatre on October 7. Author and Dark Shadows fan Gerard Denza claims to have been "greatly inspired by the writing of [Dark Shadows scribes] Malcolm Marmorstein and Ron Sproat." For more information, click here.

 New Pilot Photographs September 15 2004 

We are delighted to present two official publicity photographs from the recent WB Dark Shadows pilot, courtesy of Dan Curtis Productions. Larger versions of both images can be downloaded as desktop wallpaper by clicking here. Next week there will be another picture from the production posted on the site, so be sure to pay us a visit.

Photograph courtesy of Dan Curtis Productions © 2004. Reproduced with permission

Left: Marley Shelton as Victoria Winters and Alec Newman as Barnabas Collins

Below: Blair Brown as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard and Martin Donovan as Roger Collins

Photograph courtesy of Dan Curtis Productions © 2004. Reproduced with permission

Photographs courtesy of Dan Curtis Productions © 2004. Reproduced with permission

 DVD Collection 15 Cover and Extras September 5 2004 

MPI Home Video have unveiled the cover artwork and extras for November's Dark Shadows DVD Collection 15. Click on the thumbnail for a larger view of the cover:

Dark Shadows DVD Collection 15· Released November 23
· Episodes 776-815, presented on four disks
· Disc 1:
Donna McKechnie interview
· Disc 2: Michael Stroka interview
· Disc 3: Louis Edmonds interview
· Disc 4: David Selby interview
· Collectable postcard
· Region 0 Encoding/NTSC (Compatible with players worldwide)

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