This poster would have made for a better childhood. #dsxp #darkshadows


“With a mighty Barnabas!”

I long for the alternate universe in which Dino de Laurentis made a Dark Shadows movie in 1979 with music by Queen.  With toys.  And posters.  Like this one.

Talk about Parallel Time.  Get me to that room!

From the Alan Dean Foster novelization….

With a wry resignation, Maggie asked, “Will we ever get out of here, Eliot?”

“I don’t know,” said Stokes, his monocle fogging up from the spectacle of long-sought Mongo unity, “but we’ll try.”

“We certainly invite you all to stay,” Prince Baron proffered.

“What do you think?” asked Barnabas, only thinking of her needs, not his own.

The offer was appealing.  For about two seconds.

“I’m a Collinsport girl.  It’s a little too quiet around here for me,” Maggie replied with a grin.

And then the Hawkmen fly in formation to spell out a “Thanks, Barnabas,” that gets horribly butchered for years in pan-and-scan VHS releases.

Just once, I want to hear Brian Blessed exclaim, “Quentin‘s alive!”

Brian Blessed as Dr. Brampton Stokes, from the English branch of the Stokes line.  Ritz as Smiley Loomis, his assistant.  It’s all fitting together.

I dunno.  I may need to shift this to DarkShadowsTNG.