In 1968, when an accident kept me home from school for several weeks, I stumbled on a daytime soap called “Dark Shadows.” I wasn’t sure why it lured me in. Maybe it was the intro song that eerily played as the wild ocean waves crashed upon the rocks below a mysterious mansion. I was only 9 years old at the time, but every day I anxiously waited to see my obsessions, Barnabas Collins, the vampire, Angelique Bouchard, the stunning witch and Quentin Collins, the handsome werewolf.
When I healed enough to go back to school, I’d hurry home every day to catch the show. I was addicted. Different stories added more anticipation, which included time travel, ghosts, spells, and other paranormal stories.
On May 11th, "Dark Shadows" is coming to the big screen, with a twist. I saw the trailer, and even though the “dark” has turned into a comedy, I am curious to see it. Jonny Depp, one of my favorite actors will play Barnabas Collins. Jonny’s more handsome than the original Barnabas, Jonathan Frid, which can’t hurt.
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