Grayson Hall


Sam Hall


Jack Sullivan


June 11, 1968


June 9, 1968


Complete: Disc 54
Collection 8: Disc 2

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Barnabas finds Reverend Trask in the basement of the Old House, he walls Barnabas up in the same way as was done to him.

Synopsis Edit

In the great house of Collinwood there is a witch who thinks she is accepted as a wife, as a Collins, never knowing that at the Old House on the estate there are three people conducting a strange, hopeful seance. A seance designed to summon from the past a raging witch-hunter, buried alive behind a wall over two-hundred years ago.

Stokes, Julia, and Tony Peterson attempt to contact the ghost of Reverend Trask in the cellar of the Old House. To their amazement, a wall crumbles and reveals the skeleton of the long-dead witch-hunter. Julia and Stokes find David upstairs playing with Dr. Lang's tape recorder. Julia gives it to him to get him to leave. Julia, Stokes and Tony discover Trask's skeleton has disappeared. Barnabas returns to the Old House and finds Trask (or his ghost) in the basement. Trask renders Barnabas unconscious and imprisons him inside the wall in the same way Barnabas did to him.

Memorable quotes Edit

Professor Stokes: When people lie to me I always feel it's because they don't trust me enough to tell me the truth.

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 520.
  • Jerry Lacy is only credited for his role as Tony Peterson. The part of Reverend Trask is uncredited.

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • In the previous episode, a long red candle was used in the seance, and in this episode, it is a short, blue candle.
  • The reflection of a light stand can be seen in the skull of Reverend Trask, which is caused by a piece of tape attached to the top and main part of the skull.
  • A whistle can be heard off-screen as Professor Stokes and Julia discover the skeleton's absence.
  • A camera can be seen on the left of the screen as Professor Stokes asks Reverend Trask for a sign.

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 511 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 511 - Séance Fiction

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