The two separated shortly after his birth   and his mother raised him alone. He also comes from a political background, as his uncle Juan Antonio was imprisoned by Franco for his anti-fascist films. Actually, painting was his first love.
There are many like it but this one is mine. Since that God forsaken burg is our sister city, I have been trying to coordinate more civic events for both towns, in the spirit of macabre community.
After both my ideas for a deep sea fishing festival and town genealogy survey were violently shouted down by the man, who sounded like he was talking through a bloody fishtank, one of our couriers dropped off a mysterious box.
It had a note from Head Office pinned to the top and the number stamped on the side. I looked at the note. So, naturally, I opened the box and looked upon its contents; dozens and dozens of audio cassette tapes. After schlepping down to the local library and smooth talking an old player from old man Zarovich, I popped on of the tapes on to see what was on it.
Just sitting and waiting for some poor mug to document them all. My studious and hopefully fun foray into a previously unwritten about portion of Collinsport history for your reading pleasure, this being the first entry of a new nine part series here at the CHS.
Today we are starting with The House by the Sea! He has suffered a heart attack, lost his law practice, and was recently dumped by his wife. On top of all of that, for months he has been plagued with dreams. Dreams of a house by the ocean in a sleepy Maine town called Collinsport.
On the urging of his therapist, Gerald has decided to go to Collinsport and engage in some good old fashioned immersion therapy, recording the whole trip so he can discuss it with his doctor afterward.
At first I was struck at the similarities between this story and Snowflake. Both featured doomed men recording their final days in Collinsport, having been summoned there by supernatural means.
But as I found, this story is far nastier and far, far more entrenched in Dark Shadows lore than that prequel story was. It is that nastiness and the deep continuity that it makes great use do that sets this story apart.
The latter actually providing some low-fi realism to the tale as sometimes Gerald will futz and fiddle with the microphone, but instead of cutting around or even doing away with these sometimes harsh sounds, Lidster leans into it, heightening the eerieness of the script.
And there is also the matter of Colin Baker, who seriously impresses from start to finish. We get some vague hints of his doom during the production heavy opening, but Baker charms early on, even with that knowledge.
And with that, I can safely declare The House by the Sea a rousing success. Accessible, but also drenched in that trademark Dark Shadows dread, this story really cuts to the horrifying heart of the property with a clever framing device, a canny script, and a powerhouse leading man.
I wanted to cover this story based on the novelty of hearing Colin Baker playing around in the Dark Shadows sandbox, but I was delighted to find a genuinely creepy and well produced story. Pretty much the best case scenario when it comes to opening a new column. One down, eight more to go, creeps!
Covering Bloodlust was really fun, but I might be more excited about this arc than I was doing Bloodlust.
Just from the tone of this one, I think these stories will bring that sweet, sweet pulp that I so crave, while also finally filling in all the gaps I had in my experience having gone into Bloodlust relatively cold. Here in a second I will post the whole list that I plan to cover, should you want to follow along with me!
Everybody loves getting mail. All these stories are available in both digital and physical formats on the Big Finish website. Wallace and I are also going to try and repost some older reviews of these stories with the new reviews as I think we are going to overlap just a touch during this new column.
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