Synopses & Reviews
Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood
presents a look back at four decades
of the successful spooky soap opera that made sympathetic vampire Barnabas Collins a pop culture phenomenon and prompted the big-budget, big-screen Warner Bros. revival starring longtime fan Johnny Depp, directed by Tim Burton, that premieres May 11, 2012. The large format book includes color photographs and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Kathryn Leigh Scott and three other original cast members who filmed cameo roles with Johnny Depp, Helene Bonham-Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer in the new Gothic epic. With the ongoing fascination for all things vampiric, this book about the making of the new film and the history of the original series will be an enticing volume for new and old fans alike.
This book also features hundreds of exclusive photographs of Dark Shadows then and now, along with behind-the-scenes information, production materials and unique archival elements that provide context for the Depp/Burton Warner Bros. film.
The suspenseful Gothic tales of Dark Shadows center on the wealthy but tormented inhabitants of the mysterious Collinwood estate in the small fishing village of Collinsport, Maine, where the powerful Collins family has been haunted for generations by vengeful curses and other supernatural secrets that span the centuries.
About the Author
Kathryn Leigh Scott
starred as Maggie Evans and Josette DuPres, the doomed fiancée of vampire Barnabas Collins, in the original series of Dark Shadows
, and starred in the 1971 MGM film, House of Dark Shadows
. She also appears in a cameo role in the new Warner Bros. film, Dark Shadows
, starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collis, directed by Tim Burton. She is the author of several books about the series, including Dark Shadows Memories
Jim Pierson is an author and producer/director of many PBS documentaries. He is also official consultant on the Warner Bros. film, Dark Shadows, and the longtime archivist and literary executor of the Dan Curtis estate, producing compilations and releases of Dan Curtis productions. He is the author of Dark Shadows Resurrected.