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An encyclopedic guide to the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows that anyone can edit.
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The Original Series
The Revival Series
The Films
The Audio Series
A Legacy Spanning 50 Years
Dark Shadows, the first gothic soap opera, originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series was created by Dan Curtis and became hugely popular with the introduction of vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Jonathan Frid. During its run of 1,225 episodes, it featured nearly every major gothic, horror and fantasy plot element and theme including ghosts, werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, grave robbings, curses, possession, seances, reincarnation, satanic cults, time travel and a parallel universe. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. The series has also spawned three feature length films, a 1991 revival series and a range of novels, comics and audio dramas. Most notably, in 2012, director and long time fan of the show, Tim Burton released a film adaption starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins.
Random Quote

"In a way, you can compare the pyramids to this house. Both were built to support an ego and perpetuate a memory, but both merely survived as architectural feats."
Barnabas Collins, 214

On this day...

On January 25 in...

1916: Paula Laurence is born.

1967: Episode 158 is taped. Episode 153 airs on ABC.

1968: Episode 418 is taped. Episode 414 airs on ABC.

1971: Episode 1200 is taped. Episode 1196 airs on ABC.

1991: Episode 5 of the Dark Shadows revival airs on NBC.

2005: Dark Shadows DVD Collection 16 is released by MPI.

User Blogs

Thor2000 Thor2000 3 December 2020

A Chronological History for Dark Shadows

I've been working on a Horror Time-Line for a while placing events from my favorite horror movies into a historical sequence by date. Recently, I posted it to my website (don't worry, I won't ask you…

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Darkhorse1950 Darkhorse1950 21 October 2020

Great series but boring on some ...

After being a fan of this in the original time period of the 60’s and 70’s I would always rush home from school to watch because of it being so different ... But now I can see after watching it again…

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Janainlasvegas Janainlasvegas 14 March 2018

Hi I'm new, I have a question

Hi, I just finished watching all of "The Beginning" episodes on Amazon Video. I started the new series (on Amazon) that is in color and at the Old House (with Josette). I loved the beautiful black an…

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ChuckLivid ChuckLivid 25 October 2017

Episode 149 Found?!?

Long time creeper first time poster ;)

So this popped up on my Dark Shadows google alerts right now.  Lost studio copy of episode 149? The seller's in my same town I kind of want to see it but I can't…

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