The Collinsport Historical Society

The Collinsport Historical Society
A Dark Shadows Podcast

Return to House of Dark Shadows
Oct 21, 2019 • 37 min
Will McKinley loves House of Dark Shadows. Nancy Kersey, a creative collaborator with Frid in those days, does not love House of Dark Shadows. On Oct. 19, they made a pilgrimage to Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York — the film’s shooting location —…
Kathryn Leigh Scott and Daisy Tormé
Aug 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…
The Dark Shadows Daybook: On Barnabas Collins …
Aug 28, 2019 • 36 min
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.
Penny Dreadful and the Vampire of Collinsport
Aug 26, 2019 • 8 min
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.
The House by the Sea with Jessica Dwyer
Aug 23, 2019 • 12 min
Jessica Dwyer explains why the sins of Collinsport’s royal family aren’t always that sinful.
Big Finish’s Welcome to Collinsport
Aug 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.
The Dark Shadows Daybook with Patrick McCray
Aug 21, 2019 • 35 min
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.
My Drawing Room with Alice Collins
Aug 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.
The Clunes Reunion
Aug 19, 2019 • 30 min
On the seventh anniversary of Jonathan Frid’s death, his production staff and creative collaborators reunite in New York City.
Evolving in the Shadows with Ella Minnope
Aug 18, 2019 • 4 min
Ella Minnope talks about how the romantic aesthetic of the deep South compares to the dysfunctional Collins family.
Night Rally with Dana Gould
Aug 17, 2019 • 8 min
Dana Gould discusses the Kennedys, the real-life family that could give the Collins family of Dark Shadows a run for their money in The Suffering Olympics.
Barnabas Collins and the Bodice Tipplers
May 4, 2019 • 84 min
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…
It Runs in the Family
Apr 23, 2019 • 132 min
The theme of the first episode is “Runs in the Family,” an idea that sprang from a song by Amanda Palmer that has always reminded me of the multi-generational dysfunction of Dark Shadows. You’ll find the theme of “family” running throughout all of the…
Oct 1, 2015 • 52 min
Brooke Perrin and Patrick McCray discuss the shooting script for Tim Burton’s 2012 feature, DARK SHADOWS.
My dinner with Sharon
Jun 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…
An interview with John Karlen
Sep 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,…
Jan 4, 2013 • 30 min
, writer of Marvel’s new MORBIUS THE LIVING VAMPIRE series, and comics legend speak about creating - and re-creating - Marvel’s first vampire.
Dec 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,…