"Now touch the mirror, and I will take hold of you."
Collinwood in the nineteenth century is a lonely place. While her brothers experience the world, the young Judith Collins must stay and tend to her grandmother, Edith.
Judith, though, has secret dreams of romance. She sees herself dancing in a beautiful dress with a dashing stranger. But the man of her dreams is becoming steadily more real.
Soon Judith must fight for the man she loves. But should she, instead, have heeded the warning words of her bitter grandmother?
Terry Crawford (Edith Collins), Amber Benson (Judith Collins), James Unsworth (Redmond Van Buren), Paris Campbell, David Johnson, Adenya Knight, Michael Salami (Ballroom Ghosts)
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This is a beautiful, dark, romantic drama. For those that have watched the 1897 storyline & know the fate of Judith, this is even more heartrending.
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I hope this isn't the only time Marty Ross writes for the Dark Shadows range. He has weaved a magical, dark romantic dreamscape with this terrific story. As always, the sound design is beautiful and really adds to this twisting, twisted tale.
Buffy's Amber Benson is tremendous as Judith Collins, a repressed young lady who dreams of finer things. That she never fulfills her dreams gives her a tragic air. Terry Crawford is by turns cantankerous and equally tragic as Edith. I only had problems with James Unsworth initially, his dialogue is occasionally difficult to hear - however, when he's good, he's very good; another multi-layered character.