Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Barnabas Collins will return ... somehow

It was four years ago that decades of speculation, years of hope, months of confidence, and weeks of reticence all culminated in Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS. At its core, the DARK SHADOWS franchise demands a good remake every few decades. After all, the original program was a vehicle for modernizations. Now itself a classic, why should it be exempt from the same kind of reinvention? It shouldn’t. Just as Dan Curtis used the soap opera medium to share what he found captivating about the classics, we have the ability use the medium of cinema to share what is captivating about DARK SHADOWS. That’s why a bad remake is so infuriating. That’s why it matters. Ultimately, that’s why DARK SHADOWS will always be back.

- Patrick McCray

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