Tag Archives: Jonathan Frid

Cryptic Collectibles


on November 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

As a lifelong collector, I’ve come across some pretty nifty items over the years. Among the more unusual horror collectibles I’ve seen recently have been two books of paper dolls: Great Horror Movie Villains Paper Dolls: Psychos, Slashers & Their Unlucky Victims! and Vampire Paper Dolls, both released by Dover Publications, Ltd.

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Cryptic Collectibles

Cryptic Collectibles: Five Decades of DARK SHADOWS Memorabilia!

on May 7, 2012 | 26 Comments

Though it’s been 41 years since the cult daytime drama Dark Shadows originally left the airwaves, the coffin never really remained shut on vampire Barnabas Collins and the show’s cast of other creepy characters. Between spinoff movies, syndicated repeats on television, yearly fan conventions, a 1991 remake series, merchandise and numerous home video releases, interest in the gothic sudser has remained strong throughout the decades.

To celebrate the May issue of Rue Morgue and our coverage of both the original 1966-71 television classic and the soon-to-be released film version from Tim Burton (out this Friday, May 11), here is a look at some of the various Dark Shadows collectibles that have been produced over the past 46 years.

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Sinister Seven: Alice Cooper on Dark Shadows!

on April 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

One of the things we love about Alice Cooper is that he’s a genuine horror geek with a big love for a lot of ghoulish stuff. That includes the original Dark Shadows. He was so excited to be in Tim Burton’s remake that he invited us to ring him up to talk about the show, his role in the film and vampires in general. Here’s what The Coop’ had to say…

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R.I.P. JONATHAN FRID (December 2, 1924 – April 13, 2012)

on April 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

Jonathan Frid, the actor who was known to millions of fans as reluctant vampire Barnabas Collins in the 1966-71 gothic daytime series Dark Shadows sadly passed away on April 13 at the age of 87.

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