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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(1966-1967)| (1967-1971)

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The first daily soap opera to be offered in syndication. 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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An All-time Classic
6 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The series has so many memorable plot lines and had a superb cast that did a tremendous job on such a low budget. Re-takes were virtually non-existent so most of the bloopers were broadcast adding to the entertainment value of the series. The interplay between the actors was probably the best that I have ever seen in any television series. This series spawned two theatrical movies, a Broadway play and a revival series in 1991. Additionally, almost 29 years later conventions draw more fans than any other series ever made (except Star Trek) and having seen just about every episode I can understand why.


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