Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood Coming in April

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Actress turned author Kathryn Leigh Scott, who played Josette DuPrés in the “Dark Shadows” TV series, has a new book on its way April 3, 2012, from Pomegranate Press entitled Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood, which she co-wrote with Jim Pierson.

Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood is an in-depth look at five decades of the classic Gothic horror soap opera that made sympathetic vampire Barnabas Collins a pop culture phenomenon and prompted the big-screen revival starring longtime fan Johnny Depp, directed by Tim Burton.

With a foreword by Jonathan Frid, who created the role of Barnabas Collins, this new book includes hundreds of rare photographs and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Scott, Frid, Lara Parker (Angelique Bouchard), and David Selby (Quentin Collins), all of whom appear in cameo roles with Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Michelle Pfeiffer in the new Gothic epic feature film Dark Shadows to be released this May. With the ongoing fascination for all things vampiric, this book, about the making of the new film and the history of the original series, is an enticing volume for new and old fans alike.

In its heyday the original “Dark Shadows” daytime series (ABC, 1966-1971) attracted 20 million viewers. The spooky, literate, romance and horror-driven show had universal appeal — and came to be known as the program “kids ran home from school to watch.” Reruns and DVD releases of all 1,225 episodes have spawned new generations of “Dark Shadows” fans, who also attend annual “Dark Shadows” conventions and festivals where cast members reunite to celebrate the show’s unending popularity.

Authors Kathryn Leigh Scott and Jim Pierson have previously collaborated on five top-selling books about “Dark Shadows” and a coffee table book about the career of its creator, the late producer-director Dan Curtis.

To stay up-to-date on what else Ms. Scott has going on, be sure to visit her official site KathrynLeighScott.com.

Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood Coming on April 1st

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