David Gregory has made documentaries about a slew of films and filmmakers, most notably 2014’s terrific Lost Soul, which detailed director Richard Stanley‘s travails on his big screen adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau.
Now his subject is Dark Shadows, which starred Canadian actor Jonathan Frid as vampire Barnabas Collins and inspired the 2012 film of the same name. The doc features interviews with cast members like Lara Parker, John Karlen and David Selby, famous fans like Whoopi Goldberg, partners of producer Dan Curtis like Barbara Steele, and is narrated by Deadwood’s Ian McShane.
We chat about what caused the strange soap to take off, and why it resonates still.
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The Team: Hosted by Jason Henderson, co-author of California Tiki and the upcoming Young Captain Nemo, and creator of the HarperTeen novel series Alex Van Helsing.