Thursday, July 20, 2017

Exclusive to The Collinsport Historical Society: 25% off Dark Shadows short stories

Big Finish Productions have been producing officially-licensed DARK SHADOWS audio dramas since 2006 – bringing back many of the original cast to continue the story on from where the television series ended. Last year they released their first short story collection, the critically-acclaimed "Echoes of the Past." To celebrate today’s release of their fifth collection, "Love Lives On," the Collinsport Historical Society is pleased to exclusively offer 25% off Echoes of the Past and the following three collections.

To access the offer, visit and enter the code “quentin” when required. The offer expires 23:59 (UK time) on Aug. 31, 2017.

We asked series producer Joseph Lidster to tell us about the stories.

“We’ve been producing full-cast audios for a number of years but recently we wanted to try something a bit different. I love short stories – there’s an intimacy to them that you can’t find anywhere else. The television series is basically one long bedtime story. It’s something you watch in the dark to be scared and thrilled by. And, of course, it’s the story of one family and their friends (and enemies!) set over hundreds of years. These collections have allowed us to get inside the minds of many of those characters. As well as telling stories set after the television series, they’ve allowed us to fill in some of the gaps from throughout the history of the Collins family. What happened to Quentin Collins before his return to Collinsport? How did Josette du Pres’ mother die? Why did Harry Johnson leave Collinsport? Who was Elizabeth Collins Stoddard’s one true love? What happened to Sebastian Shaw in Windcliff Sanitarium? Performed by actors Nancy Barrett, Andrew Collins, Stephanie Ellyne, Jerry Lacy, Lara Parker, Christopher PennockLisa Richards, Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Selby, Marie Wallace and Matthew Waterhouse, the collections also include two stories written by Angelique and Trask themselves – actors Lara Parker and Jerry Lacy. It’s been a real honour to produce these stories – complete with sound effects and music – and I’m so pleased as to how much the actors have enjoyed performing them and the fans have enjoyed hearing them.”

The link also offers you the chance to download a story for free. The Missing Reel, starring David Selby, sees Quentin Collins meeting a mysterious film collector in Los Angeles, 1958.

Trask The Exorcist by Jerry Lacy
A tired and hungry Reverend Trask is summoned to perform an exorcism. But when he meets Penelope Bascomb he will face the Devil’s greatest weapon... temptation.

The Missing Reel by Ian Farrington 
Los Angeles, 1958. The world is changing – but then again, it always does. Only people with short lives assume things stay the same. When you’re immortal like Quentin Collins, you realize that it all moves at a lightning pace...

Lunar Tides by Philip Meeks 
Maggie Evans knows everything. She knows what Barnabas has done and has banished him from the town. But who will help her when a mysterious mist descends on the town and the people of Collinsport start falling ill?

Confession by Paul Phipps 
The witch Angelique sits alone in her cottage, writing a confession. But what is she confessing to? And why can’t she stop writing?

Hell Wind by Marcy Robin
A young Josette Du Pres is terrified for her life as a deadly hurricane smashes into the island of Martinique. She rushes for shelter but she’s not the only one fighting to survive…

Communion by Adam Usden
1861 and War rages across America. The preacher Elias Trask and his young son Gregory, are hiding from men who wish to kill them. But something else is already in their hiding place…

The Ghost Ship by Lara Parker
The warlock Nicholas Blair has transformed the witch Angelique into a vampire to serve him. Her love for Barnabas Collins, though, will never die…

A Face from the Past by Kay Stonham
Elizabeth Collins Stoddard is returning to her home town of Collinsport. But on the train, she is stunned to see the young man who was once the love of her life. Could he also have returned to the town that once tore them apart?

Last Orders at the Blue Whale by Rob Morris
Thrown out of Collinwood, petty criminal Harry Johnson is waiting to catch the next train out of town but a rash decision in the bar of the Blue Whale will unwittingly lead him into a battle for his very soul.

The Scarlet Bride by Ian Atkins
Agnes is getting married but what should be the happiest time of her life is being spoiled by strange dreams of a scratching at her bedroom window. She dreams of a mysterious man trying to break into her room… A man who stares at her as she dreams…

On the Line by Ian Farrington
Carolyn Stoddard is embracing her new life at university but a mysterious telephone call is about to change everything…

In a Broken Dream by Penelope Faith
In an attempt to distance herself from her past, Amy Jennings is visiting Elizabeth Stoddard and Roger Collins in Paris but, mysteriously, they are not there. Will her life ever be free from the unexplained?

The Reflected Man by Alan Ronald
Sabrina Jennings is broken. Her husband is dead and her life means nothing. Alone in the city of New York she believes that her life can’t get any worse. But she is about to discover that there’s always something darker… hiding in the darkness…

Old Acquaintance by Matthew Waterhouse
New Years Eve, 1971 and Quentin Collins is celebrating in the Blue Whale. But something is coming for him… Something he first met in a Welsh village in 1914. Will the people of Collinsport survive to see 1972?

Devil’s Rock by Kate Webster
Barnabas Collins and Willie Loomis are beginning a journey. A journey that they hope will lead them to their old friend, Julia Hoffman. But, on this night, they are about to discover that Collinsport isn’t the only town in Maine to have a dark, terrible secret.

Cobwebs by Aaron Lamont
Something is very wrong at Windcliff Sanitarium. Sebastian Shaw wakes from a nightmare, alone. There are no doctors... no nurses... just a tiny little spider weaving its web on his wall. And outside, in the hospital corridors, the Burned Man is calling for him again.

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