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|Birth name:||Daniel Mayer Cherkoss|
|Aliases:||R. Daniel Curtis|
|Roles:||Executive producer; Producer; Director; Writer|
|Date of birth:||August 12th, 1927|
|Place of birth:||Bridgeport, Connecticut|
|Date of death:||March 27th, 2006|
|Place of death:||Brentwood, California|
|Notable works:||Dark Shadows|
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
|1st Horror:||Dark Shadows: 1|
Dan Curtis (August 12th, 1927 - March 27th, 2006) was the series creator and executive producer of the original Dark Shadows television series. He adapted a popular storyline from the series into the 1970 feature-length film, House of Dark Shadows. He then produced a quasi-sequel film called Night of Dark Shadows, which included a brand new storyline never before used in the series (although it did reinvent notable characters from the series such as Quentin Collins and Gerard Stiles.
Curtis went on to direct two more horror films. In 1973, he revisited his vampire roots by tackling another remake of Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. That same year, he produced a television version of Frankenstein. Three years later he directed the 1976 film Burnt Offerings.
Body of work[edit | edit source]
|House of Dark Shadows||1970||Director; Producer|
|Night of Dark Shadows||1971||Director; Producer|
|The Night Strangler||1973||Director|
Dark Shadows episodes[edit | edit source]
- Dark Shadows: 1.1 (director/co-writer)
- Dark Shadows: 1.4 (director/co-writer)
- Dark Shadows: 1.5 (co-writer)
- Dark Shadows: 1.6 (co-writer)
As a consulting producer[edit | edit source]
- Night Stalker: Pilot
- Night Stalker: The Five People You Meet in Hell
- Night Stalker: Three
- Night Stalker: Burning Man
- Night Stalker: Malum
- Night Stalker: The Source
- Night Stalker: The Sea
- Night Stalker: Into Night
- Night Stalker: Timeless
- Night Stalker: What's the Frequency, Kolchak?
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Dan Curtis' daughter, Tracy Curtis, worked on the 2012 film version of Dark Shadows and was an executive producer on Dark Shadows: Reincarnation.
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