Jonathan Frid, Barnabas Collins in TV series ‘Dark Shadows’, Has Died

Jonathan Frid, Barnabas Collins in TV series 'Dark Shadows', Has Died

What timing. On the verge of the opening of the Tim Burton 'Dark Shadows' movie–which looks like an all-out campy take led by Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, the actor who originated the role in the long-running afternoon soap opera, Jonathan Frid, has died. He was 87. He had been active in various promo activities for the new movie; his cameo (along with Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Selby and Lara Parker), will be his last film appearance.

I watched 'Dark Shadows' obsessively as a kid, running home from school every day to catch it at 4 PM. 'Dark Shadows' introduced me to vampires, along with the Hammer 'Dracula' series starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

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cadavra

And of course Lee is also in the new feature. Now more than ever I hope he and Frid have a scene together.

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