A Message from Carole Gill
I write stories of the paranormal, horror, and love. I'm the creator of Louis Darton, a strong vampire with a dark, tortured past. Come journey with me as I help Louis find love and fight his ultimate nemesis, the evil, demonic Eco.
Know what I want to do? I want to take gothic romance where it's never been! I want to shock and thrill you and leave you wanting more.
The battle between good vs. evil is central to my fiction and there is no fudging over the evil. Evil is evil. There can be love as well or even just the hope of love, but whatever there is, my fiction is never predictable. I don't think fiction should be.
If readers want darkest gothic horror with romantic elements, then look no further!
Friday, 20 April 2012
Farewell, Jonathan Frid!
I can't believe it really. I can't believe two things, that Mr. Frid was 87 and that he's gone!
What I do remember is rushing home after school to watch Dark Shadows, everyday. What a show it was! It stimulated and inspired my writing and my love of gothic horror.
I am finding this news particularly sad as well because I had a blog post recently, asking if people were Fridys or Deppys. He originated the role and will be remembered for that.
Mr. Frid was a Shakespearn actor as well. I guess that was why his acting was so superb, particularly for the role of Barnabas Collins. He just always seemed so accomplished, so very perfect for the role: his voice, his demeanor. Each segment of the show was expertly performed.
Perhaps his training at the Yale School of Drama and the Royal Academy of Arts in London had something to do with it.
Dark Shadows was, without doubt, the most original soap opera ever. It was gothic horror/romance and it was on Monday to Friday. I mean I was in heaven as were countless other fans!
He wasn't in it from the start. He was brought in when the ratings began to slip a bit. But then he came and it was magic.
He starrred in 600 episodes. He received 6,000 fan letters a week. I think he must have been one of the most popular actors ever.
This from his New York Times Obituary about his acting in Dark Shadows:
“I’d get this long-lost look on my face,” he told The Hamilton Spectator in 2000. “ ‘Where is my love? Where is my love?,’ it seemed to say. Actually, it was me thinking: ‘Where the hell is the teleprompter? And what’s my next line?’ ”
Here's a clip for you so you can all recall and appreciate once again, the amazing Jonathan Frid. You will never be forgotten, Mr. Frid. Never, ever.
A further note: he makes an appearance in the new Dark Shadows.
I shall miss you, Jonathan Frid!