From 1970, a vampire crowns another one: Jonathan Frid crowns NJ-native Christine Domaniecki "Miss American Vampire". On the left is the actor playing Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows. (thanks to Steven "Jersey Boy" Kaye)
I set a curse on You Barnabas Collins! You will never rest! And you will never be able to love anyone for whoever loves you will die! That is my curse and you will live with it for all eternity! Those were the chilling words that Angelique Collins (nee Bouchard) uttered as she lay dying at the hands of her husband, Barnabas Collins. Show More Summary
Barnabas Collins has risen from the grave once more via the Blu-Ray and DVD release of Tim Burton's film adaptation of Dark Shadows, and so has spirited argument over who created the tortured vampire back in the 1960s. Johnny Depp's interpretation of the fanged fan favorite originated by Jonathan Frid may have been D.O.A. at the [...]
Dark Shadows Tim Burton teams up with Johnny Depp once again to revive the 1960s TV series Dark Shadows. Depp plays Barnabas Collins, a cursed vampire who is awakened after centuries of sleep. Now in the 1970s, he returns to his beloved...Show More Summary
Johnny Depp stars as Barnabas Collins, a vampire who awakens in 1972 after 200 years of slumber. [...]
An evil Witch turns Barnabas Collins into a vampire and buries him. But after 200 years, he is freed only to find his descendants and estate in ruins. Confronted by the witch who cursed him, Barnabas must fight for his family and his new love. Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter and Eva [...]
A vampire or invisible character's inability to primp raises the question: How do they look so damn immaculate all the time?! Johnny Depp's Barnabas Collins joins a fellowship of "invisible" superhuman characters who shun reflections in mirrors. In Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Chevy Chase's hat floats six feet above ... More »
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Barnabas Collins returns again! Arriving in theaters is Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, his fresh updated take on the cult gothic soap opera TV show from the 60's, bringing on Johnny Depp to play the two-hundred-year old vampire Barnabas Collins. Show More Summary
Johnny Depp probably expected Japanese fans cosplaying as Barnabas Collins at the Tokyo premiere of Dark Shadows, but what could have prepared him for a fan cosplaying as Johnny Depp? More »
This weekend, Tim Burton‘s DARK SHADOWS comes to theaters and Johnny Depp comes along to tell us why he chose to portray Barnabas Collins in an…unusual...way? Plus Damon Lindelof explains why PROMETHEUS is and isn’t a sequel to ALIENS The Point Radio is on the air right now – 24 hours a day of pop culture fun for […] ? Read the rest of this entry...
PLOT: Imprisoned in a coffin for 200 years by a witch who cursed him to immortal life as a vampire, recently-revived Barnabas Collins comes to learn his family business is in shambles and the world as he knew it has changed drastically. REVIEW:...Show More Summary
In Dark Shadows, Jackie Early Haley plays Willie Loomis, a drunk and bitter butler for the Collins family, an old-money bunch that's hit upon hard financial times. (Johnny Depp plays their newly awakened vampire relative, Barnabas.) It's another quirky role for Haley, who was most recently an eccentric tech expert ... More »
Barnabas Collins is a vampire, but like many supernatural creatures he started out as a man. In his mortal days he made a common mistake. Barnabas got it on with a passionate partner to whom he had no intention to commit, while holding a flame for another chaste beauty. This did not end well. The [...]
Johnny Depp has made a career out of playing quirky characters - there’s Edward Scissorhands, the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow and now the vampire Barnabas Collins in “Dark Shadows.” But it turns out the inspiration behind one of his most memorable roles - Willy Wonka in 2005’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” - came from [...]
More than 40 years before True Blood and Twilight made angst-ridden vampires the hot new thing, there was a wicked little afternoon soap called Dark Shadows. At its center was Barnabas Collins, a brooding bloodsucker played with equal...Show More Summary
This week we brush up on our Collins family history in anticipation of Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS. First up: Barnabas Collins' first cinematic outing.
Johnny Depp gets into character as vampire Barnabas Collins on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue. Here’s what 48-year-old Dark Shadows star had to share: On director Tim Burton: “I feel as though he’s my brother. It’s a weird understanding, this kind of shorthand we have. I truly understand him, I think, just as [...]
Tim Burton's Dark Shadows is opening May 11th and we're getting excited. It's that remake of the 70's daytime soap opera of the same name that follows around a vampire, Barnabas Collins. The studio has just released some behind-the-scenes footage from the movie … and its spooktacular! It's pretty cool to just get a peek at Johnny [...]
Comics historian extraordinaire Peter Sanderson remembers DARK SHADOWS' own Barnabas Collins, actor Jonathan Frid...