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Dark Shadows 

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

Creator:

Dan Curtis
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1971   1970   1969   1968   1967   1966  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jonathan Frid ...  Barnabas Collins / ... 597 episodes, 1967-1971
Grayson Hall ...  Dr. Julia Hoffman / ... 476 episodes, 1967-1971
Alexandra Isles ...  Victoria Winters / ... 425 episodes, 1966-1968
Nancy Barrett ...  Carolyn Stoddard / ... 402 episodes, 1966-1971
Joan Bennett ...  Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / ... 391 episodes, 1966-1971
Louis Edmonds ...  Roger Collins / ... 322 episodes, 1966-1971
David Selby ...  Quentin Collins / ... 312 episodes, 1968-1971
Kathryn Leigh Scott ...  Maggie Evans / ... 312 episodes, 1966-1970
David Henesy ...  David Collins / ... 277 episodes, 1966-1970
Lara Parker ...  Angelique / ... 270 episodes, 1967-1971
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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

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Trivia

The show was the first daytime soap opera to have three motion pictures based on it, and a revival series: House of Dark Shadows (1970), Night of Dark Shadows (1971), Dark Shadows (2012), and Dark Shadows (1991). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Willie Loomis: I never knew how awful it was to be alone, till I wasn't.
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Connections

Referenced in American Woman: The Party (2018) See more »

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A great classic from the 60's
22 April 2003 | by Tabitha LenoxSee 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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Official Sites:

Dark Shadows Festival

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadows on the Wall See more »

Filming Locations:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dan Curtis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1225 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1966-1967)| Color (1967-1971)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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