Tim Burtons new gothic movie is called Dark Shadows and stars Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfiefer released in May. There have been mixed reviews on the movie, some people love it, some people didn’t like it. You’ll just have to see it for yourself, here are a few sneak peaks on youtube:
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Friday, August 7, 2009
That’s right the popular children’s fairy tale written by the Grimm brothers is getting a new gothic reimaging. According to Vanity fair Leonardo DiCaprio’s production house Appian Way is teaming with the screenwriter David Leslie Johnson of the newly released horror movie Orpan to recreate a gothic slant to the Red Riding Hood tale.
The fairy tale can be traced back to the 14th century in stories told to children with the first written version told in the 17th century. Little Red riding hood was a story told for generations throughout the middle ages as a dark tale that was likely a precautionary story made up to keep kids from wandering off into the woods. There have been many versions and adaptations of Red Riding Hood over the years with happier endings such as the woodcutter saving little red riding hood.
It will be interesting to see how gothic Appian way and David Leslie Johnson can take Little Red Riding Hood.
Friday, May 8, 2009
The city of Melbourne was picked for a upcoming horror movie site because of the cities gothic places. “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” is a muti-million dollar film being filmed this summer in Australia which will create 500 new jobs. This comes at a very good time for the city of Melbourne who could use the boon to boost it’s economy. The film staring Katie Holmes is scheduled to be released in 2011.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Since 1983 there is a gathering by the cast and crew of the original Dark Shadows soap opera that used to air on ABC. It’s a great time where you can get autographs, have dinner with the stars, watch performances and of course by Dark shadows merchandise.
Jonathan Frid (Barnabus Collins, Vampire) who played the vampire on the Dark Shadows Series showed up last year for a crowd of 700 people. The banquet is usually $50 and you get a autographed picture of Barnaby. The 3 course meal with door prizes and performances sounds like a lot of fun.
I sent an email off to the people in charge of the festival to ask when the next dark shadows festival be. I’ll keep you posted. Keep watching the website for updates.
Friday, December 5, 2008
From 1966 to 1971 there was a Gothic series (soap Opera) called Dark Shadows. It started out as a long train ride to visit a mysterious mansion and shortly added Ghosts, werewolves, zoombies, monsters, witches and warlocks. Dark Shadows became very popular after the first appearance of Barnaby Collins the 175 year old Vampire. Barnaby Collins became one of the regulars on the show due to the characters rising popularity.
Barnaby Collins caught Johnny Depps eye at an early age so much that Depp purchased the rights to the series last year. Teaming up with Warner Bros. and Tim Burton they are scheduling to start working on a remake of Dark Shadows in London England this summer.
I can’t wait for them to start work on their new Gothic movie. If you guys hear anything new on this please let me know.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
In the 1950’s the first gothic girl was Vampira. She dreamed of becoming an actress and started her career modeling to pay the bills. After that she modeled in magazines. in 1953 she attended a masquerade party in a black wig and tight long black dress. She caught a producers attention and in 1954 had her own show called “The Vampira Show”. Even though she won an emmy for her role as most outstanding female personality, the show was cancelled after one year.
She took some time off and in the 70’s and Vampira whos realy name is Nurmi opened an antique and jewelry shop. In the 80’s she briefly reappeared when producers wanted her to revive the Vampira character. After a few disagreements Nurmi decided to leave the show. Another actress was cast for that role. With a few modifications and a new name the character Elvira was introduced. Nurmi tried to sue the producers but the case did not hold up in court.
Nurmi as Vampira inspired many characters including Morticia from the Adams family. Nurmi will be sadly missed. She died on January 10th as she slept.