This interview with Jonathan Frid first appeared in Filmfax #83 (February/March 2001) under the title: “Sans Fangs” with Jonathan Frid. An expanded version was published later that year in my horror collection, Halloween Candy (2001). This ebook edition is of the latter, expanded version.

Sans Fangs” with Jonathan Frid

by Thomas M. Sipos

Look at this!” Jonathan Frid points to The Dark Shadows Files, its cover featuring himself in bared fangs. He begins flipping through the book. “One . . . two . . . three . . . four. Four! They know I hate this. They know I hate these fangs, and yet the first four pictures all show me in fangs. I know it’s all part of the game. But four!”

Best known as Barnabas Collins on TV’s Dark Shadows, Frid has other complaints about the book. He points to a fanzine on his coffee table. “They claimed I wrote an introduction to the book, and I didn’t. They were misinformed by the publisher.”

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