“I have found my Josette — and this time, there will be that wedding.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
It’s fairly standard fare, without much to distinguish it — though the sets are atmospheric, there are a few effectively scary sequences (including the graphic death of one newly “turned” vampire), and impressive make-up is used to age Collins. However, only true fans of the vampire genre — and/or fans of the original T.V. series — need bother seeking this one out. Watch for Joan Bennett in a small role as the family’s matriarch; she starred in the television series as well.
Note: According to TCM, House of Dark Shadows has the distinction of the being the only feature-length film based on a daytime soaper.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments: