The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis: Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker and Other Productions, 1966-2006

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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. Curtis directed the groundbreaking daytime television serial Dark Shadows from 1966 to 1971 and 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. The book features 69 photographs and a foreword by Jim Pierson of Dan Curtis Productions.

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Jeff Thompson is a professor of English at Tennessee State University in Nashville. He contributes articles on film and popular culture for magazines and books, as well as Web sites dealing with Dark Shadows and horror cinema.

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"Thompson has done his homework--this comprehensive career biography of TV legend Dan Curtis covers everything the man produced...Thompson writes with a clear love for his subject and an accuracy that's impressive"--VideoScope; "highly recommended"--Examiner.com; "unique and highly recommended"--Midwest Book Review; "a superb book, a must read for all Dark Shadows and Dan Curtis fans"--Scary Monsters Magazine; "excellent detail...fascinating, enlightening and educational...photographs are incredible. It's a must-read"--Canyon News; "Thompson does a great job of fleshing out Curtis' entire career...a well-researched book! Grade A-"--mania.com; "enjoyable reading and lots of fun"--www.meetup.com.

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