The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis

Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker and Other Productions, 2d ed.

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About the Book

Before award-winning director Dan Curtis became known for directing epic war movies, he darkened the small screen with the horror genre’s most famous soap opera, Dark Shadows, and numerous subsequent made-for-TV horror movies. This second edition serves as a complete filmography, featuring each of Curtis’ four-dozen productions and 100 photographs. With the addition of new chapters on Dark Shadows, the author further explores the groundbreaking daytime television serial. Fans and scholars alike will find an exhaustive account of Curtis’ work, as well as a new foreword from My Music producer Jim Pierson and an afterword from Dr. Mabuse director Ansel Faraj.

About the Author(s)

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 websites dealing with Dark Shadows and horror cinema.

Bibliographic Details

Jeff Thompson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 100 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7502-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3633-7
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

Reviews of the first edition:
• “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”—
• “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-”—
• “Enjoyable reading and lots of fun”—