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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

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

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

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.80 (2016) See more »

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Atmospheric Horror!
29 October 2005 | by niels-4See all my reviews

DARK SHADOWS is a definite "must" for any horror fans to view. I enjoyed every episode and looked forward to each one. The cast is filled with excellent performances, especially from Barbara Steele and Ben Cross. I never did see the old series, but can only say that according to my taste this was really enjoyable horror made with much style. It does not happen very often nowadays that there are given so much attention to style over gore. DARK SHADOWS has a definite "old fashion" look and some would perhaps think this outdated. I realized watching this TV-series that I was pulled into the story line and the characters as each actors pulled off the story with much believability. Vampires, demons, ghosts....they are all here....each driven by the love and passion that made them what they became. That I liked very much about this series. The set designs and customs are very detailed and atmospheric,excellent lighting. If you see all the episodes in one day, there will be definite repeats in sounds effects, dark shadows and thunder/lightning, but this is so typical of the horror genre. Too bad the series did not continue. In my view...and I have seen thousands of horror films, old and new, this is a definite 8 out of 10 stars in my book.


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