Big Finish Productions are pleased to unleash the promotional artwork for our forthcoming horror serial Dark Shadows: Bloodlust.
The image, painted by artist Mark Manley, depicts the ancient house of Collinwood overlooking the town of Collinsport.
Dark Shadows: Bloodlust will see the town unravel as a tragic death causes repercussions for all its inhabitants – human, vampire, werewolf and ghost. The series, written by Alan Flanagan, Will Howells and Joseph Lidster, opens with the arrival of newly-married couple Melody and Michael Devereux. Through their eyes, we’ll see what happens when the town is ripped apart by a murder. A murder that may have been committed by a vampire…
“It’s very much a new series of Dark Shadows,” says co-producer Joseph Lidster. “While it will pick up on elements from the previous full cast series and the dramatic readings, it’s the beginning of a whole new era for Collinsport.”
“There’s a slight feel of Twin Peaks to this series,” says co-producer David Darlington, “as this single death causes many secrets to be exposed - and more blood to be spilt...”
Some describe it as the town at the edge of the world.
When Melody and Michael Devereux come to Collinsport on their honeymoon, they don't know the secrets that are hidden behind closed doors. But those secrets will be unearthed when an innocent is viciously murdered.
Collinsport will be a town divided.
One woman's rise to power will lead to further death and destruction.
Families will be divided. Blood will be spilt.
And the dark forces that wait in the shadows will wait no more. For in Collinsport, death is never the end...
The series will be available from early January, as a twice-weekly £2.99 download on Tuesday and Fridays, followed by the release of volume 1 & volume 2 collecting the episodes together (£25 on CD, £20 on Download each). Further details, including casting, will be announced throughout the year. Dark Shadows: Bloodlust is available for special pre-order prices now including a download subscription and bundle of the two collections.
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