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Posted March 8, 2012
Dark Shadows was a very popular Gothic soap opera in the late 60's and early 70's. It was very melodramatic and it featured the ever famous, Barnabas Collins. Dark Shadows had all sorts of supernatural creatures making an appearance such as vampires. witches, werewolves and more. This series has been off of television for quite some time. It spawned several books, films, and in the early 90's a short lived television comeback. In May of 2012, a Dark Shadows movie starring Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer produced by Tim Burton will be on the big screen. Dark Shadows: The Original Story Digest is the short story that started it all.
If you're looking for something Buffyesque, this is not it. In an age where we've grown up reading and watching all sorts of paranormal themed books and television shows you might find this book rather cheesy. If you've ever seen Dark Shadows you'll instantly fall back into the familiarity of the television show. In the Interrupted Voyage, Barnabas is transported back in time when he sees his ghostly cousin, Annabella, who died a tragic death in the 17th century. Barnabas and Annabella go to rescue her fiance who has been taken prisoner by a witch. This story is very melodramatic, campy and full of inner dialog. This book contains comic book like pictures of many of the scenes written in this book. In the back of the book there are several photos of the original television cast.
If you're a fan of the cult television series this would be a book I would definitely recommend however if not, then this book probably isn't for you.