Dark Shadows (1966–1971)

TV Series  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 2,456 users  
Reviews: 54 user | 39 critic

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

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 27 Nov 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Dec 2010
 
a list of 27 titles
created 07 Mar 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 09 Mar 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Dark Shadows" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dark Shadows (1966–1971)

Dark Shadows (1966–1971) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dark Shadows.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1971   1970   1969   1968   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Vampire Barnabas Collins is released from his prison and searches for a cure to his affliction, so he can marry the incarnation of his lost love.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott
Certificate: GP Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A painter and his wife move into a home and find themselves plagued by ghosts and spirits of his ancestors that used to be witches.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: David Selby, Grayson Hall, Kate Jackson
Dark Shadows (2012)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green
Dark Shadows (TV Series 1991)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Victoria Winters comes to Collinwood, an isolated mansion in coastal Maine, to work as a governess, but soon finds herself drawn into a strange, Gothic world of vampires, ghosts and a ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Cross, Barbara Blackburn, Jim Fyfe
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary look at the confluence of the Red scare, McCarthyism, and blacklists with the post-war activism by African Americans seeking more and better roles on radio, television, and ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Isles
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Rosetta LeNoire, Dick Campbell
The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas
Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet
The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan
Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts
Dark Shadows (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An ancient quirky Vampire wakes to find himself surrounded by modern society. Finding that the witch who cursed him has become the leading proprietor in what was his families business, he ... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Hogan
Stars: Alec Newman, Blair Brown, Jessica Chastain
Dark Shadows (1944)
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A police psychiatrist is enlisted to catch a homicidal killer.

Directors: Paul Burnford, Walter Hart
Stars: Henry O'Neill, Morris Ankrum, Arthur Space
Dark Shadow (TV Series 2010)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Jeff Markey, Alex Feldman, Caleb Adkinson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Barnabas Collins / ... (594 episodes, 1967-1971)
...
 Dr. Julia Hoffman / ... (475 episodes, 1967-1971)
...
 Victoria Winters / ... (423 episodes, 1966-1968)
...
 Carolyn Stoddard / ... (401 episodes, 1966-1971)
...
 Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / ... (389 episodes, 1966-1971)
...
 Roger Collins / ... (321 episodes, 1966-1971)
...
 Maggie Evans / ... (311 episodes, 1966-1970)
...
 Quentin Collins / ... (307 episodes, 1968-1971)
...
 David Collins / ... (277 episodes, 1966-1970)
...
 Angelique / ... (269 episodes, 1967-1971)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

maine | death | 1970s | 1960s | surrealism | See All (14) »


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 June 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shadows on the Wall  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1225 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(1966-1967)| (1967-1971)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first time Jonathan Frid had to bite a victim, he had to rush to the set in a matter of seconds. He only had a matter of seconds to put his fangs in; they wound up going in upside down and he chewed them to bits. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Quentin Collins: Of course a woman is going to kill me. I wouldn't have it any other way!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mad Men: Dark Shadows (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A great classic from the 60's
22 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

1795- "I set a curse on you Barnabas Collins-" 1967- Dark Shadows, after being on for less than one year was on the verge of being thrown into oblivion, forgotten and lost forever, along with a 172 year old family secret. Then quite by accident, a vampire was released from his coffin and Television history was made!

This show, campy, and low budget(who could afford anything else 40 years ago?) became a household word along with its star attraction, Vampire Barnabas Collins. Now that it is finally on DVD, (THANK YOU, MPI VIDEO!!!!) Those who remember can return to their childhood days and relive it all again, and those who were not there, can see for themselves what made this a soap opera hit! Nowadays, most soaps focus on "who slept with who," or "who is going to overthrow a corporate bigwig" Not this show! Vampires, witches, werewolves, warlocks and ghosts rule here!

No other soap has been remembered this long and no other soap has ever made it to yearly conventions or VHS and DVD. This show is immortal as the vampire themselves. No matter how hard anti fans try to kill it, this show will always be resurrected! Dark shadows rules!


30 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
watching now on DECADES CHANNEL. moonbeam195
OT: Where do the fans live? Briabba2
Did the show get too convoluted? FrasierCraneGhost
I love the early episodes! FrasierCraneGhost
The Dream Curse Briabba2
Whatever became of.......? Briabba2
Discuss Dark Shadows (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page