1st Logo (1966-1971)
Dan Curtis Productions (1966-1971)Dan Curtis Productions (1966-1971)
Logo: Scrolling up in the credits of Dark Shadows, we see a superimposed logo with stylized text (the first letters of each word are in boxes) as follows:
copyright © (year)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
• On some 1970-71 episodes, a text-only version was used as follows:
DAN CURTIS PRODUCTIONS, INC. copyright © year
• Another variation, seen on the 1969 TV movie Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon, is like the stylized-text version used on Dark Shadows, except this copyright disclaimer is used:
© MCMLXIX DONNYBROOK PRODUCTIONS, INC.
All rights reserved
FX/SFX: Scrolls up in the credits.
Music/Sounds: The end theme of Dark Shadows, and/or a deep voice-over with a echo/stutter-like effect saying, "Dark Shadows is a Dan Curtis Production."
Availability: Found on all episodes of the original Dark Shadows TV series, which ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971.
Scare Factor: Low to nightmare, depending on what you think of the spooky Dark Shadows theme song or the sudden echoing deep voice-over catching you off-guard. It only got worse with the follow-up...
2nd Logo (1973)
Logo: An in-credit text that reads:
Dan Curtis Productions (1973)
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
The logo would then cut to a Metromedia Producers Corporation logo that would be superimposed on the same background.
Music/Sounds: The end-title theme, which is that of The Norliss Tapes.
Availability: Seen on the 1973 TV movie The Norliss Tapes.
Scare Factor: High to nightmare. The man's scary-looking face, as well as the scary-sounding music, may scare you.
3rd Logo (1991-1992)
Logo: An in-credit text that reads as "DAN CURTIS PRODUCTIONS, INC." with the text "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" in a smaller font below.
Music/Sounds: The end-title theme.
Availability: Rare. It was only seen on the short-lived 1991 revival Dark Shadows on Chiller.
Scare Factor: Medium to nightmare. It depends on how you feel of the thunderstorm on the end-credits of Dark Shadows.