Dark Shadows (1966–1971)

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The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.

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 Barnabas Collins / ... (594 episodes, 1967-1971)
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 Dr. Julia Hoffman / ... (475 episodes, 1967-1971)
Alexandra Isles ...
 Victoria Winters / ... (423 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Carolyn Stoddard / ... (401 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / ... (389 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Roger Collins / ... (321 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Maggie Evans / ... (311 episodes, 1966-1970)
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 Quentin Collins / ... (307 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 David Collins / ... (277 episodes, 1966-1970)
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 Angelique / ... (269 episodes, 1967-1971)
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The story of Dark Shadows begins with newly hired governess Victoria Winters arriving at Collinwood, the Collins' estate in Collinsport, Maine in search of her mysterious origins. She soon is caught up in the strange events and mysteries that seem to surround the Collins family. Eventually, the Collins' "cousin from England", Barnabas Collins, arrives and takes the show in a new direction; his vampire curse introduces a new history of the Collins family. Part of this revised history is the popular character of the witch Angelique whose jealously led to the tragic death of Barnabas' great love Josette and who placed the curse upon Barnabas. Written by Anonymous

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Thayer David holds the record for playing the most characters in this series. He portrayed Matthew Morgan #2, Ben Stokes (in 1795), Prof. Timothy Eliot Stokes, Sandor Rakosi (in 1897), Count Petofi (also in 1897), Quentin Collins (his mind in Petoffi's body, also in 1897), Stokes (Parallel Time), aged Prof. Stokes (1995), aged Ben Stokes (1840), aged Ben Stokes (Parallel Time, 1840). See more »

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Jeremiah Collins's headstone is misspelled "Jerimiah Collins." See more »

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Angelique: Let me give you one word of advice, Dr. Hoffman. The pursuit of Barnabas Collins can lead to nothing but misery. He is a cold, harsh, unresponsive man."
Dr. Julia Hoffman: Who made him that way?
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.137 (2012) See more »

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It's STILL good
24 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like many people I used to rush home from grammar school to see this Gothic soap opera. I distinctly remember being petrified of the werewolf and running out of the room when Barnabas bit somebody.

Seeing it now it's still sort of creepy. It moves very slow (of course) and the black & white seasons are extremely dull with really pathetic special effects and threadbare settings. But when the series switched to color and started to really be popular (in 1967) it really got going. The special effects improved, the settings and costumes got more elaborate and the plot lines went barreling out of control. Also they had a good cast who played all their roles seriously. That's good, because if they had camped it up or winked at the audience it would have fallen apart.

A good, fun horror soap. It's a good thing it's available on video and DVD now.


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