House of Dark Shadows

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

House of Dark Shadows (1970, USA) is a Vampire film directed by Dan Curtis. Followed by Night of Dark Shadows.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1970 | Color
  • Running Time: 97 Min
  • Production and Distribution Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
  • Directed by Dan Curtis
  • Written by Sam Hall, Gordon Russell
  • Starring Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roger Davis, Nancy Barrett, John Karlen, Thayer David, Louis Edmonds
  • Produced by Dan Curtis, Trevor Williams
  • Original Music by Bob Cobert
  • Cinematography by Arthur J. Ornitz
  • Film Editing by Arline Garson

Plot Summary

  • Vampire Barnabas Collins is accidentally released from his centuries-long confinement at his family's estate in Maine. He targets his clueless descendants who live there now and pursues Maggie, the incarnation of his lost love.

Also Known As

  • Amores de Vampiros (Portugal) | Dark Shadows (USA) (pre-release title) | Das Schloß der Vampire (Germany) | Hayaletler Satosu (Turkey) | La casa dei vampiri (Italy) | La fiancée du vampire (France) | Nas Sombras da Noite (Brazil) | Sombras en la obscuridad (Mexico) | Sombras en la oscuridad (Spain) (imdb display title) | Sombras tenebrosas (Chile) | To spiti me tis mavres skies (Greece) | Vampyren banker på (Denmark) | Vampyrens hus (Sweden) | Vampyyrien häät (Finland)


  • Barnabas Collins, vampire, takes a bride in a bizarre act of ultimate lust. | Come see how the vampires do it. | A story of blood relations.
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