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Dark Shadows 

Victoria Winters comes to Collinwood, an isolated mansion in Maine, to work as a governess, but soon finds herself drawn into a strange world of vampires, ghosts and curses.

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Dan Curtis
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1991  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ben Cross ...  Barnabas Collins 12 episodes, 1991
Barbara Blackburn Barbara Blackburn ...  Carolyn Stoddard / ... 12 episodes, 1991
Jim Fyfe ...  Willie Loomis / ... 12 episodes, 1991
Joanna Going ...  Victoria Winters / ... 12 episodes, 1991
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ...  David Collins / ... 12 episodes, 1991
Veronica Lauren ...  Sarah Collins 12 episodes, 1991
Ely Pouget ...  Maggie Evans 12 episodes, 1991
Barbara Steele ...  Dr. Julia Hoffman / ... 12 episodes, 1991
Roy Thinnes ...  Roger Collins / ... 12 episodes, 1991
Jean Simmons ...  Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / ... 12 episodes, 1991
Julianna McCarthy Julianna McCarthy ...  Mrs. Johnson / ... 12 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 Ellen Wheeler ...  Phyllis Wicke 5 episodes, 1991
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Victoria Winters comes to Collinwood, an isolated mansion in coastal Maine, to work as a governess, but soon finds herself drawn into a strange, Gothic world of vampires, ghosts and a family curse that dates back centuries. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The most enduring passion the world has ever known. The fiercest evil mankind has ever faced. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Shadows Revival See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Video has 15 more minutes footage than television version. See more »

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Remade as Dark Shadows (2005) See more »

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Could have been better

I was very disappointed with the Dark Shadows Revival. I hoped that it would be something completely new that would take up where the original Dark Shadows left off. Instead, it was a combination of a remake of the movie 'House of Dark Shadows' and a remake of the second season of the original series. I don't think it's any wonder that it only lasted one season.However, it did have good casting. Ben Cross was a good choice for the role of Barnabas Collins. He filled Jonathan Frid's shoes very well. Also, Barbara Steele was a good choice for the role of Dr. Julia Hoffman. She had the right personality for it. She also had the beauty that Grayson Hall lacked. She also was a good choice for the role of Countess Du Pres, Josette's aunt. Joanna Going was perfect for the role of Victoria Winters and Josette Du Pres. She's a very beautiful girl as well as talented.


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