82 episodes

Terror at Collinwood is a podcast dedicated to the classic gothic television serial, Dark Shadows. The podcast explores and celebrates Dark Shadows’ storylines and characters, examining the show’s important place in gothic horror and pop culture history. Terror at Collinwood also features in-depth discussions and interviews with fans, creators, cast, and crew. It is hosted by Penny Dreadful and her spectral guests.

Terror at Collinwood: A Dark Shadows Podcast Penny Dreadful XIII

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Terror at Collinwood is a podcast dedicated to the classic gothic television serial, Dark Shadows. The podcast explores and celebrates Dark Shadows’ storylines and characters, examining the show’s important place in gothic horror and pop culture history. Terror at Collinwood also features in-depth discussions and interviews with fans, creators, cast, and crew. It is hosted by Penny Dreadful and her spectral guests.

    Ep 82: The DS Characters of Clarice Blackburn with Tweetie Jackie Blackburn

    Ep 82: The DS Characters of Clarice Blackburn with Tweetie Jackie Blackburn

    The very skilled (and sometimes underrated) actress Clarice Blackburn played Mrs. Sarah Johnson, Abigail Collins, and Minerva Trask on Dark Shadows and appeared as Mrs. Castle in Night of Dark Shadows. After DS, Clarice also went on to become a successful television writer. Visiting the podcast to discuss Clarice’s DS characters is Tweetie Jackie Blackburn, an administrator of several prominent DS Facebook groups, including the Dark Shadows Appreciation Society, Angelique’s Lair (Fans of Lara Parker), and Barnabas Collins and the Old House! Other topics of discussion include: Tweetie’s experiences meeting DS stars such as Lara Parker, Christopher Pennock, and Jerry Lacy, visiting Seaview Terrace aka “Collinwood”, the upcoming Dark Shadows Remembrance weekend, future hopes for DS, and more! Join us for a fun and spirited chat!

    • 52 min
    Ep 81: Cross-Cultural and Cross-Generational Appeal of DS with Vikrum Mathur

    Ep 81: Cross-Cultural and Cross-Generational Appeal of DS with Vikrum Mathur

    Writer, film critic, and actor Vikrum Mathur visits the podcast to talk about his experiences as a fan of Dark Shadows and how the series connects with many people across cultures and generations. Vikrum recounts stories about his great grandmother’s love of DS and also talks about some of the creatures and folklore of India that would have worked well in the Dark Shadows setting. In addition, Vikrum reminisces about playing Dark Shadows with his friends, shares thoughts about some of his favorite characters from the original series, and discusses the various iterations of DS over the years. Join us for this fun discussion!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 80: The Monsters of Dark Shadows with Jeff Owens and Steven Turek

    Ep 80: The Monsters of Dark Shadows with Jeff Owens and Steven Turek

    Over the course of its five-year run, Dark Shadows featured several classic monster archetypes which were drawn from the pantheon of supernatural horror and folklore. Visiting Terror at Collinwood for an overview of these dark and shadowy creatures are writer and podcaster Jeff Owens, co-host of the Classic Horrors Club Podcast, and podcaster Steven Turek, host of the DieCast Movie Podcast! Longtime Monster Kids and fans of DS, Jeff and Steven join Penny to share their thoughts about the various monsters of DS!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep 79: London Bridge & A Country Road with Sharon Smyth Lentz and Barry Dodd

    Ep 79: London Bridge & A Country Road with Sharon Smyth Lentz and Barry Dodd

    Beloved by Dark Shadows fans for her portrayal of the tragic child ghost Sarah Collins, sister of Barnabas Collins, Sharon Smyth Lentz played a very different character in the 2014 short film On a Country Road, which was directed and produced by husband-and-wife filmmaking team, and longtime Dark Shadows fans, Barry and Karen Dodd. Sharon and Barry reunite in this episode for a fun discussion! The first half of the show is devoted to the making of On a Country Road and the second half of the episode focuses on Dark Shadows. Discussion topics also include: the Ragged Isle web series, the Night is Falling comic book, Village Con, Sharon’s memories of DS castmates, London Bridge Is Falling Down, DS fandom, and much more!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep 78: Sam Irvin Was a Teenage Monster Hunter!

    Ep 78: Sam Irvin Was a Teenage Monster Hunter!

    Award-winning filmmaker, writer, and television director Sam Irvin visits the podcast to talk about some of his monstrous adventures and his childhood love of Dark Shadows. Topics include: discussion about his books The Epic Saga Behind Frankenstein the True Story, and the 1973 film it covers, and the Rondo-winning I Was a Teenage Monster Hunter, Sam’s origins as a Monster Kid, his decades-long friendship with Vincent Price, his first meeting with Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) and how he got the job directing Elvira’s Haunted Hills, how Dark Shadows influenced his TV show Dante’s Cove, co-executive producing Gods and Monsters and being on the set during the filming of the Bride of Frankenstein scene, Famous Monsters of Filmland, collecting the Dark Shadows Paperback Library novels, and much more!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ep 77: Kathryn Leigh Scott Returns!

    Ep 77: Kathryn Leigh Scott Returns!

    Actress and writer Kathryn Leigh Scott, admired by Dark Shadows fans for her portrayals of Maggie Evans, Josette DuPres Collins, Rachel Drummond, Kitty Soames, Parallel Time Maggie Collins, and Maggie Evans from MGM’s House of Dark Shadows, returns to the podcast to chat about a variety of fascinating topics! Along the way, Kathryn shares stories about her childhood in Minnesota, her Norwegian heritage, her teen years, and being New York in the 60’s. She also offers touching memories of several DS cast-mates including Mitchell Ryan, Joel Crothers, Joan Bennett, Jonathan Frid, and Lara Parker. Other highlights include: Kathryn’s opportunity to interview Carl Sandburg, NYC and The Bunny Years, training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and reuniting with Dan Curtis in England for the 1974 production of The Turn of the Screw TV movie. We also talk about some exciting things coming up in the future, such as this summer’s Dark Shadows Remembrance event and Ansel Faraj’s upcoming film, The Great Nick D! Also, Terror at Collinwood has been nominated for Best Podcast in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. You can vote by sending an email to taraco@aol.com. Be sure to include your name in the email for your vote to be counted! See the full ballot here: https://rondoaward.com

    • 1 hr 30 min

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AndyHBrightonUK ,

Fantastic Dark Shadows Podcast

Thank you Penny Dreadful for a brilliant podcast that offers excellent forensic analysis of the Dark Shadows episodes - really great insights and exploration of the Dark Shadows world.

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