Dark Shadows (1966 versus 2012)

Dark Shadows (1966 versus 2012) My tribute to blood suckers not much different than Bed Bugs!

I’m really not a fan of movie remakes, they just don’t seem to be of the same caliber as the originals – here are just a few before I get to Dark Shadows.

The Day the Earth Stood Still – (1951) still my all time favorite movie and the version by Keano Reeves (2008) was OK,  just not as good as the original from my point of view. Black and white, Michael Rennie (Klaatu) was just cool and the robot (Gort) – terrifying, yes the 2008 version special effects were great but it just lacked the charisma of the original.

I am Legend a novel – I read it on a plane in 1971 on the way to the 13th World Scout Jamboree in Tokyo, Japan. This novel was later made into a movie “I Am Legend” (2007) with Will Smith – not technically a remake so nothing to relate it to except it didn’t follow the novel as well – I think they call that poetic license.

    OK – I was a huge, we are talking HUGE Dark Shadows fan,  Barnabus Collins – the vampire played by Jonathan Frid died April 13-14, 2012. I would race home from school and watch this show and it scared the absolute out of me, but I had to watch it. With all the talk these days about blood sucking Bed Bugs and the creepy bats to those places where spiders and evil lurk. So I’ll probably see the movie but I’m concerned this will more funny than a serious vampire movie – watch the preview. The movie is set to release May 11, 2012 and I’ll see you there

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1 Comment

  1. OK update to the new movie, I’ll give it 3 stars out of 5. I do have to say I’m was surprised as I really thought it would be completely terrible. There was some stuff added that I didn’t think appropriate, like werewolf and the biting at the end of Victoria Winters. But all in all the special effects were fine and if there is a seguel I’ll probably attend.

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