He draws you into his arms and holds you close, lips grazing your neck and lingering there with soft kisses. Tiny, tight shivers dance through your body. His hands ease up your waist, excruciating in their slowness, and caress your….
Dang those vampire teeth.
But wouldn’t you want Johnny nibbling your neck? If not, you might get to see it happen to someone else.
Johnny Depp’s production company, Infinitum-Nihil and GK Films, have obtained the rights to Dark Shadows, a deliciously gothic-style series popular from 1966 to 1971. Depp, a longtime Dark Shadows fan, has mentioned his lifelong interest in the lead character Barnabas Collins, played by Shakesperean actor Jonathan Frid. A 175-year-old vampire, Barnabas is freed by a thieving drifter in the Collins family mausoleum, and the adventure begins. I expect Depp will perform in typical Johnny style: crystal clear characterization of a dark, tormented hero searching for redemption. Hey, can I be his first bite at Collinwood Mansion?
--©2007 Pamela Roller
On Silent Wings receiving four-star reviews at Amazon