DARK SHADOWS: THE VISUAL COMPANION! A must have for all Dark Shadows fans!!!


As I write this everyone is in full swing Christmas mode which is perfect as what I present to you is the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for individual in your life who also happens to be a Dark Shadows fan. Growing up I never watched the original Dan Curtis television series and have yet to attempt to watch it now. It does though have a very loyal following and I am sure it will be around for a very long time. This past year showed the release of Tim Burton’s interpretation of the classic soap opera starring one of his regulars, Johnny Depp.

When asked to review this book I had no idea what to expect. Though the movie was released to mixed reviews (it seemed as though fans of the show hated it and people who never saw the show loved it) I did in fact enjoy it when I finally got to see it upon its blu-ray release. Since I never saw the original show, I had nothing to compare this to so enjoyed it even more. This book is an amazing tribute to a very fun movie.


Prior to receiving my copy I was unaware of author Mark Salisbury and I must say, I will now be seeking out more of his books! This hard cover edition is just under 200 pages in length and it is chock full of gorgeous photos, from both the film and behind the scenes. There is also a very informative history of the show and development of the movie. It is a quick and fun read that you will definitely go back to again and again. I have always been a fan of this type of book and this one is not a disappointment in any way!


There is also a foreword by Johnny Depp as well as an introduction by Tim Burton. To me this is important as it shows this book was made with the support of the principal creators of the film, adding to its importance. Go out and grab yourself a copy today! It is available on Amazon by going HERE and while you are at it, I would suggest checking out more of Mark’s amazing visual companions!

~David Albaugh


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