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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.
" Welcome to the beginning and the end of the world."
― Burke Devlin, 1
On this day...
April 18 in... 1967: Episode 213 is taped. Episode 211 airs on ABC.
1968: Episode 478 is taped. Episode 474 airs on ABC.
1969: Episode 740 is taped. Episode 735 airs on ABC.
1995: Dark Shadows Collector's Series Volumes 45, 46, 47 and 48 are released on VHS.
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
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
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
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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