Jonathan Frid and Seizure.
“There was a Jonathan Frid drought in those days, and the man himself had just led me to an oasis. Not only was a Frid film on video for the first time, it was a movie I had never seen. Seizure was legendary among Dark Shadows fans. Although only a decade old, it was considered a ‘lost’ film, often mentioned in fanzines, but rarely seen, due to some rumored shadiness by its producers.
‘Manage your expectations,'” Jonathan warned me, perhaps sensing my enthusiasm. ‘It’s not very good.'” Will McKinley writes more about Seizure and his friend and mentor, Jonathan Frid, at The Collinsport Historical Society
Tagged as: 1980s, biography, Canada, Canuxploitation, Dark Shadows, horror, Jonathan Frid, memoir, movies, New York, New York City, Oliver Stone, tv, USA, VHS
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Carol Borden was editor of and a writer for the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Midnight Madness and Vanguard program blogs. She is currently an editor at and evil overlord for The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful writing about disreputable art. She has written for Mezzanotte, Teleport City, Die Danger Die Die Kill, Popshifter and she has a bunch of short stories published by Fox Spirit Books including: Godzilla detective fiction, femme fatale mermaids, an adventurous translator/poet, and an x-ray tech having a bad day. Read and listen to her other shenanigans at Monstrous Industry. For her particular take on gutter culture, check out, “In the Sewer with the Alligators.”
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