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12. The Night Whispers

Synopsis
Long since released from his vampire curse, Barnabas Collins has settled into a new life away from the supernatural. But when a powerful storm sweeps through Collinsport, the elements bring back memories of past sins. Who is the mysterious spirit whispering in the darkness, and what is its connection with Barnabas?
Starring
Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins), John Karlen (Willie Loomis), Barbara Steele (Celeste)
Written By
Directed By
Darren Gross and Jim Pierson

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8.3
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Review By jolyon
Rated 10/10 on 8/18/12 12:19 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
As the range goes on so it grows stronger. Drifting from dramatic reading into small cast drama the two old boys swap stories on a stormy night until a killer twist makes the threat as real as Barbara Steele's wonderful opening. A release I will return to time and again - one for winter evenings - offering a nice run in to how Barnabas is portrayed in the full cast range. A worthy 10/10 title.
9 Rated 9/10 on 3/13/11 1:52 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
I like the horror genre, and I like the audio medium, so it was only ever a matter of time before I dipped into Big Finish's Dark Shadows series. This release seemed a good place to start because it has been nominated for a Rondo award, handed out yearly for excellence in horror.
So, never having seen the original television series, nor sampled these audios before, I had no idea of who the characters are, but I understand this is the first time Jonathan Frid has played the character of Barnabus Collins - someone with a deeply unsettling past - in nearly 40 years!
What we have here are two main characters exchanging various conversational gambits across an open fire one stormy night, to the accompaniment of some evocative sound effects and typically meticulous music and design.
Revelations and confessionals are revealed at a leisurely pace, but this is no criticism. What is foremost here is the uneasy atmosphere, and the skilled verbal jousting between these two wonderfully rich voiced veterans. It is hugely compelling and satisfies as a supernatural drama on it's own merits, without any continuity references needed to aid the enjoyment - no mean feat for such a long-running show.
I was drawn in completely and enjoyed each slight twist and turn in the narrative - the two actors are so apocalyptic and commanding, I really did feel that as a listener, I was in the hands of true professionals. The intimacy of a 'dramatic reading' is used to its fullest here.
As a result of this, I am determined to investigate this range further.
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Review By Gcookscotland
Rated 5/10 on 6/19/13 8:48 am
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
During a storm Barnabas gets visited by a voice. Fine!
Reviewer Says: No previous stories required.