The Collinsport Historical Society

The Collinsport Historical Society

The weekly podcast of THE COLLINSPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, a website devoted to all things DARK SHADOWS, as well as horror movies, fiction and comicbooks.... Show More

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August 30, 2019 32 min

Kathryn Leigh Scott and David Selby recently reunited to play Maggie Evans and Quentin Collins once more for Big Finish Productions in a four-story boxset "Maggie and Quentin: The Lovers' Refrain." Set after "Return to Collinwood","The Lovers' Refrain" catches up with a very-much-in-love 21st Century Maggie and Quentin who find that as they get older - or at least... Read more

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Diabolical Daybook diarist Patrick McCray is joined by the Fabulous Alexis Latshaw to resurrect Barnabas Collins and argue that TV’s greatest villain is its greatest hero in a bizarre act of unnatural fan love.

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Penny Dreadful's alter ego Danielle Gelehrter discusses her favorite vampire, Barnabas Collins, and her memories of growing up a "second generation" Dark Shadows fan.

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August 23, 2019 12 min

Jessica Dwyer explains why the sins of Collinsport's royal family aren't always that sinful.

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August 22, 2019 34 min

The producers of Big Finish's line of "Dark Shadows" audio dramas talk about why extending the show's storyline has always been about extending the Collins family.

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Patrick McCray and Justin Partridge have a drink at The Blue Whale and talk about Master of Dark Shadows, how the show speaks to the lonely and why the 1897 storyline is like an episode of "Fantasy Island" for Barnabas Collins.

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August 20, 2019 6 min

Alice Collins talks about discovering "Dark Shadows" on The Sci-Fi Channel while home sick from school at age 11, and seeing something familiar in the show's themes and characters.

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August 19, 2019 30 min

On the seventh anniversary of Jonathan Frid's death, his production staff and creative collaborators reunite in New York City.

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Ella Minnope talks about how the romantic aesthetic of the deep South compares to the dysfunctional Collins family.

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August 17, 2019 8 min

Dana Gould discusses the Kennedys, the real-life family that could give the Collinses runs for their money in The Suffering Olympics.

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April 26, 2019 113 min

So here's part two of our epic Flowers in the Attic episode, wherein we invite a Very Special Guest to explain what happened in the rest of these bugnuts crazy books and then run out of tape.  First, let me warn you: as long as you're okay with some incest and questionably consensual encounterin', part 1 was fine for you.  In part 2, we find out that there are a lot of other issues in the other books, including but not limited to s... Read more

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April 23, 2019 132 min

In this episode:

Evolving in the Shadows with Ella Minnope

Ella Minnope talks about how the romantic aesthetic of the deep South compares to the dysfunctional Collins family.

Night Rally with Dana Gould

Dana Gould discusses the Kennedys, the real-life family that could give the Collinses runs for their money in The Suffering Olympics.

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April 13, 2019 58 min

Neither Sara or I had read this book as teens even though ALL of our friends had. We were the “too cool” girls which really meant we were painfully uncool.  Both of us recall this book being proudly displayed in the halls of our middle and high schools. V.C. Andrews was the most popular girl at any school during the 80s and 90s. She could have been crowned queen at a 114 different proms. In terms of who could generate a loyal army ... Read more

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March 23, 2019 77 min

We're going where we won't slut shame you if several men, a few women, and the odd salt vampire have gone before!  We're talkin' bout Darmok and Jalad between the sheets!  That's right - we read Imzadi!   Courtney doesn't know anything about Star Trek.  Sara has a tattoo in Vulcan.  Neither of us are really down for a book with FOUR  FRAMING DEVICES and at least, at LEAST, four? timelines.   So.  Ugh.  God.  Like, you know Troi and... Read more

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March 12, 2019 52 min

Night Song by Beverly Jenkins - this is the first book by the First Lady of African American Romance, from 1994.  Cara is a schoolmarm.  Chase is a Buffalo Soldier.  They do it.  A lot.  All over the house, y'all.  All over the house.  Also there are some murders. There is no sexual assault in the present of this book; however, several characters tell the traumatic stories of their pasts under slavery and one does include rape.  Th... Read more

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February 17, 2019 56 min

Silver Angel by Johanna Lindsey is evidently a book about a troll doll with boobs.  There are, let's see.  Twins.  Harems.  Corsairs.  A public fight about pubic waxing.  Assassins.  Eunuchs.  Poisonings.  A vizier. As usual, you're definitely going to want to get a vintage copy with an older cover.  What is it with these publishers reissuing these with the worst covers? The trigger warnings on this are... complicated.  There is no... Read more

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February 9, 2019 29 min

Sandra Kitt's Adam and Eva was the first Harlequin romance written by an African American author about a African American couple, in 1984.  It's not the first black category romance - as far as we know that's Rosalind Welles' Entwined Destinies, which was published by Dell Candlelight in 1980.  There's also a rumor that Anne Weale's Blue Days at Sea is a "stealth black romance" - evidently the protagonists' race just isn't mentione... Read more

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January 13, 2019 75 min

We have a January treat for you: books we actually read as criminally young girls!  Sara's is Palomino by Danielle Steel. Samantha is one of those hyper-competent insanely beautiful has-a-weird-nickname Steel women who is taking the advertising world by storm while simultaneously being abandoned by her ridiculously awful husband.  She goes off to heal her broken heart on a ranch in California and meets a super hot ranchin' dude.  I... Read more

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January 1, 2019 18 min

This is a tiny little Bodice Tipplers Extracurricular Mini-Episode - we're going off the reservation and reading a modern book!  Hearts Alight by Elliot Cooper is a cute little gay romance Hanukkah novella about a sad sack guy who falls in love with a golem.  It's adorable and sweet and you'll read it in an afternoon and you should go do so.   Please do not think we don't know when Hanukkah is, or that we think it's at Christmas - ... Read more

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