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)
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 Victoria Winters / ... (423 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Carolyn Stoddard / ... (402 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / ... (389 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Roger Collins / ... (322 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Quentin Collins / ... (312 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 Maggie Evans / ... (310 episodes, 1966-1970)
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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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In September and October 1988, the Dance Theater Worksop presented a stage adaptation of the 1795 storyline in New York's VIA Theatre. 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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Never forget it
20 August 2003 | by (Greenwich, CT) – See all my reviews

Dark Shadows was, is and always will be a joy to watch! I remember as a child seeing it in reruns and being completely enthralled with this dark world of fantasy. I will never forget it! I watch it everyday on Sci-fi at 8am and can only wish they will put it back to it's later time slot at 10. My favorite character is Quentin...he is so mysterious and handsome, devious and intelligent!!! I encourage all people who haven't had the privelege of seeing this show, or the movies or the attempt at making a new Dark Shadows(in 1990 or whatever) that they ought to watch it on Sci-fi and You will see why there are still SO MANY dedicated fans of a show that was made over 30 years ago! ENJOY


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