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The television horrors of Dan Curtis : Dark Shadows, the Night Stalker and other productions, 1966-2006

Author: Jeff Thompson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dan Curtis directed the groundbreaking daytime television serial Dark Shadows from 1966 to 1971, then turned his lens to numerous made-for-TV horror movies. This book examines 16 horror films that Curtis produced, co-wrote, or directed, as well as the cultural impact of Dark Shadows and its various incarnations"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Dan Curtis; Dan Curtis, Filmproduzent.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Thompson
ISBN: 9780786436934 078643693X
OCLC Number: 270109646
Description: vii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: Dan Curtis and television horror --
The career of Dan Curtis: an overview --
Curtis's dream: Dark shadows --
Big-screen shadows: House of dark shadows and Night of dark shadows --
Curtis and the classics: The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, The picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, and The turn of the screw --
The Kolchak papers: The night stalker and The night strangler --
In the Night stalker vein: The Norliss tapes and Scream of the wolf --
A trilogy of trilogies of terror: Trilogy of terror, Dead of night, and Trilogy of terror II --
Curtis's pre-War farewell to horror: Burnt offerings and Curse of the black widow --
Conclusion: Dan Curtis and the emergence of participatory fan culture.
Responsibility: Jeff Thompson ; foreword by Jim Pierson.

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The award-winning and innovative director Dan Curtis was known for helming epic war movies, but before that he darkened the small screen with the horror genre's most famous soap opera. This book  Read more...

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