The Collinsport Historical Society

The Collinsport Historical Society

A monthly podcast dedicated to all things Dark Shadows, as well as horror literature, movies and comic books.... Show More

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October 21, 2019 37 min

Will McKinley loves House of Dark Shadows. As a high school student, working for former Jonathan Frid nights and weekends on a series of one-man shows that had originated at fan conventions, the 1970 feature film was his gateway into the world of Dark Shadows.

 

Nancy Kersey, a creative collaborator with Frid in those days, does not love House of Dark Shadows, a film she believes does a disservice to the television series. On Oct. ...

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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 as one of them does - life doesn'...

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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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Jonathan Frid is on the cover of "Barnabas Collins," the 1968 Dark Shadows novel by Marilyn Ross, but he's otherwise absent from the book. You might even argue that Barnabas Collins, at least the character you might know from the television show, is also absent from the tale. A vampire bearing that name makes his way through the course of the story but, unguided by Frid's peculiar wounded menace and a staff of...

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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.

The Dark Shadows Daybook with Patrick McCray

Patrick McCray and Justin Partridge have a drink at T...

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October 1, 2015 52 min

Brooke Perrin and Patrick McCray discuss the shooting script for Tim Burton's 2012 feature, DARK SHADOWS.

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June 25, 2014 66 min

Sharon Smyth Lentz joined the cast of DARK SHADOWS in June 1967, playing the ghost of Sarah Collins, the little sister of vampire Barnabas Collins. In this podcast, she talks about her experiences on the series, her decision to leave acting, and fields a few questions from online fans. It's a fun episode, and hosted by CHS contributor Marie Maginity.

 

Sharon will be among the guests at the annual DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL this wee...

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September 5, 2013 37 min

MARIE MAGINITY recently visited actor JOHN KARLEN during his recent stay in a Los Angeles hospital. The Emmy winning actor, known for his work on CAGNEY AND LACEY, as well as the 1971 cult horror film DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS, speaks about his childhood, acting and his experience as henchman/hero Willie Loomis on DARK SHADOWS.

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January 4, 2013 30 min

Joe Keatinge, writer of Marvel's new MORBIUS THE LIVING VAMPIRE series, and comics legend Roy Thomas speak about creating - and re-creating - Marvel's first vampire.

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December 13, 2012 81 min

The Collinsport Historical Society kicks off its first podcast with a look back at HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS. Kathryn Leigh Scott stops by to talk about her role in the film, while Will McKinley, Jessica Dwyer and Patrick McCray talk about plagiarism, Barnabas Collins’s recipe for banana bread, and why Willie Loomis is the film’s real hero. Featuring the songs “Barnabus Collins: Love Bandit” by Keanya Collins, “The Ballad of Barnabas C...

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