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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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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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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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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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It wasn't given a proper chance
9 June 2001 | by Venus-25See all my reviews

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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