Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gab with us about NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS

In just a few hours, Turner Classic Movies will be airing 1971's NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS. It's possibly the first time the film has ever aired on TCM, and there's a group of us braving the wee hours of the morning to "Live Tweet" the event. The film airs at 2 a.m. the morning of Oct. 24, and I hope you'll join us.

Believe it or not, this is the first time I've tried to participate in this kind of thing. It's courtesy of TCM Party, who you can find on Twitter at If you take part in this morning's chat, make sure to mark your tweets with #TCMParty, otherwise your thoughts will be lost to the ether. It's possible some of this morning's participants have never seen the film, while others are veterans of the controversial film. NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS has not only drawn the ire of Dark Shadows Fundamentalists, but of critics like Roger Ebert, who took serious issue with it's nihilistic tone. Worse, NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS was famously butchered at the 11th hour for no other reason than to reduce its running time, making for an occasionally confusing narrative. Still, the film has its defenders, and even its most ardent opponents have to admit NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS is a visionary piece of cinema despite its flaws.

Meanwhile, don't forget to follow me on Twitter at I anticipate posting a summary of the mornings Twitter dialogue tomorrow, but don't let that be a reason to go to bed early.

1 comment:

Mario500 said...

Turner Classic Movies actually had "Night of Dark Shadows" broadcast before.

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