A gothic-horror tale centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. Based on the cult TV series
Vampire Barnabas Collins returns to Collinwood after being released from his chained coffin. A seance is held at Collinwood to reach the mysterious ghost of Sarah Collins. The beautiful but jealous witch puts a spell on Barnabas. Barnabas and Dr. Julia Hoffman uncover the secret of the werewolf. Quentin Collins rises as a zombie. Reverend Trask attempts an exorcism. A costume party is held at Collinwood with dramatic results. Barnabas and Julia discover that two members of the Collins family have gone insane. Maggie Evans becomes the victim of a vampire. Quentin asks governess Daphne Harridge to save the children who are possessed. Barnabas attacks Roxanne Drew and places her under his power.
40 complete, spine-tingling episodes on 4-discs
Dark Shadows DVD Set 1 contains original series episodes 210 - 250.
With its alluring tales of gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, Dark Shadows became the most popular daytime series of all time during its run on ABC from 1966-71. Much like the show's character Barnabas Collins, a guilt-ridden vampire released from his chained coffin after nearly 200 years, Dark Shadows retains an immortality that time steadfastly fails to erode
Barnabas locks the kidnapped Maggie Evans in an Old House basement cell, hoping she will submit to becoming the recreation of his last love, Josette. A strange young girl in old-fashioned clothing appears to Maggie and, later, to handyman Willie Loomis, who informs Barnabas she claims to live at the Old House. As Elizabeth Collins Stoddard prepares to marry blackmailer Jason McGuire, she reveals a dark secret to governess Victoria Winters. Posing as an hisitorian, Dr. Julia Hoffman arrives at Collinwood to investigate Maggie's disappearance.
Coming into an isolated mansion in Maine to work as a governess, Victoria Winders is drawn into a world of the supernatural with gothic vampires, ghosts, and a family curse.
After spiting a witch Barnabas is turned into a vampire and buried alive. Two centuries later, he is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Michelee Pfeiffer.
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