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"Dark Shadows" (1991) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1991-

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Dark Shadows: Season 1: Episode 3 -- Barnabas Collins intensifies his relationship with governess, Victoria Winters, who resembles his lost-love for when he is cured from his vampirism.


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Release Date:
13 January 1991 (USA) See more »
Be seduced by the darkness See more »
Victoria Winters comes to Collinwood, an isolated mansion in coastal Maine, to work as a governess, but soon finds herself drawn into a strange... See more »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 23)

Ben Cross ... Barnabas Collins (12 episodes, 1991)

Joanna Going ... Victoria Winters / ... (12 episodes, 1991)
Jim Fyfe ... Willie Loomis / ... (12 episodes, 1991)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... David Collins / ... (12 episodes, 1991)
Barbara Blackburn ... Carolyn Stoddard / ... (12 episodes, 1991)

Barbara Steele ... Dr. Julia Hoffman / ... (12 episodes, 1991)

Roy Thinnes ... Roger Collins / ... (12 episodes, 1991)

Veronica Lauren ... Sarah Collins (12 episodes, 1991)

Jean Simmons ... Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / ... (12 episodes, 1991)
Julianna McCarthy ... Mrs. Johnson / ... (12 episodes, 1991)

Ely Pouget ... Maggie Evans (11 episodes, 1991)

Michael T. Weiss ... Joe Haskell / ... (11 episodes, 1991)

Michael Cavanaugh ... Sheriff George Patterson / ... (11 episodes, 1991)

Stefan Gierasch ... Joshua Collins / ... (10 episodes, 1991)

Lysette Anthony ... Angelíque / ... (8 episodes, 1991)

Eddie Jones ... Bailiff Henry Evans / ... (6 episodes, 1991)
Ellen Wheeler ... Phyllis Wicke (5 episodes, 1991)

Series Directed by
Armand Mastroianni (5 episodes, 1991)
Dan Curtis (4 episodes, 1991)
Rob Bowman (2 episodes, 1991)
Paul Lynch (2 episodes, 1991)

Matthew Hall (unknown episodes)
Mark Sobel (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Dan Curtis (5 episodes, 1991)
Steve Feke (5 episodes, 1991)
Jon Boorstin (3 episodes, 1991)
Matthew Hall (2 episodes, 1991)
Hall Powell (2 episodes, 1991)
Bill Taub (2 episodes, 1991)
Sam Hall (1 episode, 1991)

Bill Tomb (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Dan Curtis .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1991)
Bill Blunden .... associate producer / supervising producer (7 episodes, 1991)
Jon Boorstin .... co-producer (7 episodes, 1991)
Steve Feke .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1991)
Armand Mastroianni .... producer (1 episode, 1991)

William Gray .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Bob Cobert (12 episodes, 1991)
Series Cinematography by
Chuy Elizondo (7 episodes, 1991)
Series Film Editing by
Stephen Butler (4 episodes, 1991)
J. Terry Williams (2 episodes, 1991)
Series Casting by
Mary Jo Slater (4 episodes, 1991)
Series Production Design by
Anthony Cowley (4 episodes, 1991)
Bryan Ryman (2 episodes, 1991)
Series Art Direction by
Janet Stokes (1 episode, 1991)
Series Set Decoration by
Jeannie Gunn (1 episode, 1991)
T.K. Kirkpatrick (1 episode, 1991)
Series Costume Design by
Rosalie Wallace (1 episode, 1991)
Series Makeup Department
Susan Boyd .... assistant hair stylist (11 episodes, 1991)

Greg Aronowitz .... effects makeup assistant (unknown episodes)
David Dittmar .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Jene Fielder .... body makeup artist (unknown episodes)
John Goodwin .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Alicia M. Tripi .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Jan Van Uchelen .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Andrew Gonzales .... post-production executive (12 episodes, 1991)
S. Michael Formica .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1991)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Millar .... second unit director (12 episodes, 1991)

William Cherones .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Bruce Greenfield .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Edward Kalpakian .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... set constructor (6 episodes, 1991)

Tom Altobello .... assistant props (unknown episodes)
Denis Benardello .... head painter (unknown episodes)
Bruce Bouchard .... property maker (unknown episodes)
Steve Bouchard .... property maker (unknown episodes)
Tim Castagnola .... paint laborer (unknown episodes)
Tony Castagnola .... laborer forman (unknown episodes)
Brad Curry .... drapery person (unknown episodes)
Tony Eguia .... assistant props (unknown episodes)
Veronica Eguia .... assistant props (unknown episodes)
Jaroslav Gebr .... portrait artist (unknown episodes)
Alfonso Goris .... greensman (unknown episodes)
Gary Gray .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Scott A. Lynk .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Tom MacLear .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Christopher S. Nushawg .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Brooke Sartorius .... assistant props (unknown episodes)
Ed Shavers .... assistant props (unknown episodes)
Mitch Simmons .... paint foreman (unknown episodes)
Anne Sweeting .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
John Boyd .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1991)
Pat Mitchell .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1991)
Michael O'Corrigan .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 1991)
B. Tennyson Sebastian II .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1991)

Tim Drury .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
William Jacobs .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
John P. Mitchell .... cable person (unknown episodes)
Tom Mitchell .... cable person (unknown episodes)
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Greg Curtis .... special effects coordinator (1 episode, 1991)
John E. Gray .... special effects (1 episode, 1991)

Michael Meinardus .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Deena Burkett .... special visual effects (12 episodes, 1991)
Don Greenberg .... lead compositor (12 episodes, 1991)
Bill Millar .... special visual effects (12 episodes, 1991)
Series Stunts
Bob McGovern .... stunt performer (1 episode, 1991)
Walter Robles .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1991)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Jachno .... best boy electric (12 episodes, 1991)
Ed Nielsen .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1991)
Michael J. Schwartz .... lighting technician (11 episodes, 1991)

Charles Bateman .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Nic Brown .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Leon Clemens .... grip (unknown episodes)
Joe Cole .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Alec Elizondo .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Joseph Graham .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Mark Kline .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Terry Marshall .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Mike Pinegar .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Scott J. Prophet .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Charles Spillar .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Gary Wattman .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Greg Yeffeth .... grip (unknown episodes)
Gale Zimmerman .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Paul Garnica .... background casting (12 episodes, 1991)

Jan Glaser .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Wendy Wassall-Engalla .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Barrish .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1991)
Shirley Cunningham .... costumer: women (1 episode, 1991)
L. Paul Dafelmair .... costumer: men (1 episode, 1991)
Deborah Squires .... costumer: women (1 episode, 1991)
Rosalynda Wold .... costumer: men (1 episode, 1991)

Diane Crooke .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Paul McAvene .... wardrobe assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Bill Blunden .... supervising editor (1 episode, 1991)
Les Butler .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1991)
Stephen Butler .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1991)
Mark Harris .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1991)

Anne Grodzicki .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
Craig Holt .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
Barbara Riley .... negative cutter (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor (12 episodes, 1991)
Series Transportation Department
Gene Clinesmith .... transportation coordinator (1 episode, 1991)

Vaughn Bladen .... driver: honeywagon (unknown episodes)
Trey Clinesmith .... driver (unknown episodes)
Ken Lee .... transportation: make-up and wardrobe (unknown episodes)
Steve Lloyd .... driver (unknown episodes)
Tom Marshall .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Ed Massarella .... driver (unknown episodes)
Jeff Verdick .... transportation co-captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Melissa J.L. Smith .... director of operations (12 episodes, 1991)
Stephen Dorsch .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1991)
John Farrow .... location manager (2 episodes, 1991)
DeAnn Heline .... production associate (2 episodes, 1991)
Ruth Kennedy .... executive assistant (2 episodes, 1991)

Ken Abraham .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Dan Allen .... horse wrangler (unknown episodes)
Monica Bielawski .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Deena Burkett .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Linda Campanelli .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Bill Condit .... production van (unknown episodes)
Barbara Crow .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
Tracy Curtis .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Chris Geisser .... cook (unknown episodes)
Gary Gero .... animal wrangler (unknown episodes)
William Gray .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Morton Greenspoon .... special eye contacts (unknown episodes)
Susan Harbert .... mgm tv series programming vice president (unknown episodes)
Herman Hernandez .... cook's helper (unknown episodes)
Meg Hoffman .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
Margaret Hussey .... assistant to writer (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Jones .... crewcab/starwagon (unknown episodes)
Jojo Jordan .... stand-in: Jean Simmons (unknown episodes)
Edward Kalpakian .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Heather Kay .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
John Keating .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Brian Kinsel .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Dan Lestelle .... craft service (unknown episodes)
Roland Loudermilk .... chiropractor (unknown episodes)
Lisa Magdaleno .... secretary (unknown episodes)
Cindy Marvin .... mgm tv publicity assistant (unknown episodes)
Mary Matthews .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Roger Mattmuller .... fuel truck (unknown episodes)
Lucie Mazmanian .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
Gerald Michaelson .... medic (unknown episodes)
Bill Millar .... title designer (unknown episodes)
M.M. Shelly Moore .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Debbie Nodella .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Jim Pierson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Doris Pleviak .... executive assistant (unknown episodes)
Ron Poniewaz .... star suites (unknown episodes)
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance (unknown episodes)
Craig Seitz .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lorraine Stewart .... teacher (unknown episodes)
Art Wallace .... developer of certain characters (unknown episodes)
Jeff Watkins .... craft service (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"Dark Shadows Revival" - USA (video box title)
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341 min | 60 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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VHS editions that were released in the 1990s had an extended pilot episode and extended final episode. The U.S. DVD set are the aired versions.See more »
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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
It wasn't given a proper chance, 9 June 2001
Author: Venus-25 from New York, NY

I will certainly join the critics who complain that there wasn't enough about this show that was original. I will forever wonder why Dan Curtis keeps thinking that telling the same story over again will satisfy the audience that couldn't get enough of the original series; we were hoping for some new stories.

That having been said, the revisions made to the original character relationships were a definite improvement and the program was very well cast. Jonathan Frid is a tough act to follow as Barnabas, but Ben Cross did an excellent job. As for Adrian Paul, the moment I laid eyes on him I knew he was star material. I will admit to having been disappointed that certain female characters, especially Angelique, were inadequately developed.

Another thing about this program that could have been adjusted was allowing the Collins family to have had some earlier generations in the U.S. I suspect that one of the reasons the original series ran out of ideas was the need to keep the time-traveling to discrete generations of the family and, with Barnabas having been born in the second half of the 18th century, they ran out of those rather quickly. This, of course, assumes that he could only go back as far as his original mortal life...

If you enjoyed this show anyway, check out HIGHLANDER [the series, that is]. It gives us Adrian Paul at his best with lots of historical flashbacks.

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