The official blog of Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer, Kentucky author, poet, writer and storyteller
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Vampire Curse
If you have never watched Dark Shadows (and shame on you if you haven’t!), then Dark Shadows: The Vampire Curse is a great place to start. This DVD condenses the origins of Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) down to a three hour movie.
This movie takes scenes from the "1795" storyline on Dark Shadows and tells how Barnabas became the reluctant vampire. The story also features the beautiful Lara Parker who played the enchanting and evil witchAngelique Bouchard, who should be valued as one of the best villains in soap opera history – she was the character everyone loved, and still loves, to hate. Playboy Barnabas had an affair with Angelique when he visited Martinique on business, before he fell in love with her mistress, Josette DuPres (Kathryn Leigh Scott). When Barnabas refuses Angelique’s advances after she and Josette arrive in America, Angelique decides to destroy him.
This is a great DVD for those who have never been introduced to Dark Shadowsand is also wonderful for fervent fans.
Cast: Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins Lara Parker as Angelique Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette DuPres Grayson Hall as Natalie DuPres Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins & Elizabeth Collins Stoddard Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins Thayer David as Ben Stokes Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson John Karlen as Willie Loomis David Ford as Andre DuPres Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins Paul Kirk Giles as Reverend Bland Alexandra Motlke as Victoria Winters