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 / ... (424 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Carolyn Stoddard / ... (402 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / ... (390 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 / ... (309 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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

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Angelique: You wish you'd never met me. But you did. And nothing can change it... Come to me. I command you to turn around. Look into my eyes. Deep into my eyes. You have no will of your own. You cannot resist me...
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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!


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