I TOTALLY have the giggles! What has got me laughing fitfully is the thought I just ran across this evening . . .
Wait let me back up for just a minute . . .
Twilight . . . Eclipse . . . New Moon and Breaking Dawn . . .
I hate to say it but you don't hold a candle to the VAMPIRE series that we watched faithfully day in and day out when I was just a youngster! I'm talking about the original 60's gothic soap opera of all soap operas -
What has me giggling hysterically is the thought of one of my favorite actors -
Playing the part of his childhood hero, Barnabas Collins.
For those of you who have NO idea what I'm talking about . . . this original series was a 5 day a week, SCARY (especially when you're 7 years old - it literally kept us on the edge of our chairs everyday!) gothic soap opera, complete with vampires, ghosts, graveyards, scary old mansions. Despite that fact that it was mainly dialogue based, moved at a snail's pace, overly melodramatic (and full of funky errors and mistakes as it was taped in front of a live studio audience) - it was also charming, addictive, imaginative, romantic, and eeerie! And no matter how terrified one would be each day at the conclusion of an episode, the next day was always a must see . . . and the next . . . and the next . . . and so on . . .
The plot begins where drifter Willie Loomis gets an unpleasant surprise during an attempted grave robbery and mysteriously disappears, and the handsome, though eeerie Barnabas Collins appears, claiming to be a cousin from England. Willie reappears, suffering from some unidentifiable illness, Barnabas moves into the abandoned "Old House" on the Collins estate. With Willie as an unwilling but powerless accomplice, Barnabas secretly kidnaps waitress Maggie (beautiful even in the 60's) Evans, intending to transform her into an undead reincarnation of his long lost love Josette . . .
Are you hooked yet??
If creaking coffins, cobweb filled doorways and flickering candle are your thing, along with romantic, angst-filled gothic vampires, in endless torment for their mortal souls and their immortal longings, you may want to check the original series out sometime.
Me . . . I'm holding my breath to see Johnny Depp - when the new and updated version is released on May 12th! Giggle! If anyone can do it Johnny Depp can!
(ps - if anyone ever wants a scary sleepover, just invite me - I'll be happy to provide the entertainment :)