Dan Curtis’ BURNT OFFERINGS & Dan Curtis’ HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS
Dan Curtis’ BURNT OFFERINGS (PG, 1976, 116 min.)
This classic haunted house tale stars acting legends (Karen Black, Oliver Reed, and Bette Davis). It’s the terrifying story about a house that gets “younger” as its inhabitants get whacked in a variety of nasty ways. Marian and Ben find it hard to believe that, for just $900, they've rented a sprawling country mansion for the entire summer. But as they settle into their isolated estate with their son and Ben's aunt, they find themselves surrounded by an evil, hypnotic living presence that feeds on fear and murder.
Dan Curtis’ HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS (PG, 1971, 97 min.)
The series that tapped a new vein of TV soap opera with its tales of the undead also spawned this full-blooded movie directed by its Dark Shadows creator! When Barnabus Collins arrives at Collinwood estate in New England, his resemblance to a portrait of his ancestor amazes everyone in the Collins family. Family members are slow to realize that Barnabus (series star Jonathan Frid) is the same man---or vampire---who left a century before. And that their governess’ resemblance to Barnabus' long-dead love may doom them all to haunt the Earth.
Friday, September 13