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The Demon of Barnabas Collins



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Marilyn Ross




April 1969



Dark Shadows The Demon of Barnabas Collins

The Demon of Barnabas Collins is the eighth of the novels written by Marilyn Ross as part of a separate continuity. Barnabas clashes with an evil vampire to save the life of a beautiful movie star.

Publisher's summary[]


German Edition, literal translation: If the Dead Bird Laments

The arrival of a movie company at Collinwood gives Barnabas a chance to escape Angelique's awful curse - the curse which has made him one of the living dead.

Barnabas meets and falls in love with beautiful film star Rita Glenn. In order to save him, she introduces him to the mysterious Dr Moreno who has a cure for Barnabas.

Barnabas is jubilant over his recovery - but not for long. Suddenly he is in a life and death battle with another vampire - with Rita's life at stake. The only way to save her is to return to the curse once again.



Background information and notes[]

  • This story is not compatible with the continuity supplied by the original Dark Shadows television series. In this story, Barnabas Collins was never chained up in the secret room at the Collins family mausoleum, but instead, continued to exist throughout the ages assuming the guise of his own son, and later grandson.
  • Despite the differences between the novels and the original Dark Shadows television series, the relationship between Barnabas Collins, Angelique and Josette appears to be the same in the continuity of the novels as it was in the show.
  • Takes place in the modern day.
  • Also Published in Germany in 1977 with a cover illustration by N. Lutohin.