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Dark Shadows 

TV-PG | | Drama, Horror, Romance | TV Series (1991)
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.


Dan Curtis




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




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


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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Did You Know?


Rebecca Staab who plays Daphne Collins in the 1991 revival of Dark Shadows also stars in Love Potion # 9 in 1992, where she has 2 different scenes with Tate Donovan in a bar, 1st time he tries to pick her up as a bet by his friends, 2nd time she tries to pick him up while under the spell of the love potion. See more »


Barnabas Collins: My business has always been so... consuming.
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Alternate Versions

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


Remade as Dark Shadows (2005) See more »

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More Focused Than the Original Series
19 March 2007 | by possumopossumSee all my reviews

This didn't have the camp of the original series and it moved faster, stayed more focused on the main story line. This time, Dan Curtis didn't work with a shoestring budget and he was able to put something together that wasn't as rough around the edges as the original series. Of course, that roughness was part of the charm of the original, and I still have a special place in my heart for it. But this is much better done. Granted, most of the women in this series are not as good looking as their 1960s counterparts (especially Carolyn. Nancy Barrett was hot as Carolyn in the 1960s version. And Lysette Anthony didn't have the hypnotic quality that Lara Parker's Angelique had.) I was disappointed in the way this series ended. I was hoping to see how they would handle the Frankenstein monster and werewolf stories, even have a Quentin story (which was part of the werewolf story). But, as sloppily as the original DARK SHADOWS ended, at least it was a conclusive ending. This just left you hanging, waiting for them to get into the other "monster" stories, and then they never came. I for one felt cheated. 6 out of 10 because it ended too soon and they left you hanging.

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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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1.33 : 1
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