Premiering on this day in 1966 on ABC was “Dark Shadows.” Jonathan Frid arrived a year later to play the iconic Barnabas Collins. Dracula had nothing on this guy! At the age of seven I was hooked. While my other friends were busy watching Speed Racer, I was dreaming of vampires.
Could be because I had this poster hanging on my wall. Staring at me all night. It literally scared the crap out of me. Okay not literally because then i would have shit the bed which is a euphemism for dying, and I’m still here writing this trivial blog.
Still this was a real menacing vampire to me. Not like the old Dracula movies from the 30’s. He seemed real!
And unlike the vampires everyone wants to fall in love with these days, he was one that kept me awake with fear.
Back then, vampires were not monsters to be attracted to. Unless, of course, it was Ingrid Pitt.
Happy Anniversary Dark Shadows.