Conclusion: A direct follow-up to the first 'Dark Shadows' movie, 'Night of Dark Shadows' is a complete snore-fest, with absolutely no relation to the show except by name only. This thinnest of all connections also includes the names of characters from the series and the same cast in different roles, but aside from that, there's little to enjoy from this sequel except fall asleep to it. The Blu-ray arrives with a good audio and video presentation, but it won't likely impress anyone.
Conclusion: There was a fantastically funny old Peanuts cartoon where Snoopy was atop his dog house attempting to write the Great American Novel, starting with that infamously horriblye Bulwer-Lytton opening line, "It was a dark and stormy night." The ever critical Lucy came by, read the sentence, and launched into a withering diatribe informing Snoopy of how horrible the opening was and how readers needed to be instantly drawn into a story by meeting an unforgettable character.