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Dark Shadows 

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

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Dan Curtis
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jonathan Frid ...  Barnabas Collins / ... 594 episodes, 1967-1971
Grayson Hall ...  Dr. Julia Hoffman / ... 475 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 / ... 323 episodes, 1966-1971
David Selby ...  Quentin Collins / ... 312 episodes, 1968-1971
Kathryn Leigh Scott ...  Maggie Evans / ... 309 episodes, 1966-1970
David Henesy ...  David Collins / ... 278 episodes, 1966-1970
Lara Parker ...  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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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:

USA See more »

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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Trivia

The producers planned to run the 1897 storyline for three months, but it was so popular, that they ended up expanding it to eight and a half months. 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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Referenced in American Woman: The Party (2018) See more »

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Never forget it
20 August 2003 | by CaterpillargirlSee 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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