Dark Shadows

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  • TV-PG
  • 1967
  • 26 Seasons
  • 8.0  (5,412)

Dark Shadows was a supernatural soap opera that aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It was created by Dan Curtis and starred a talented cast comprising of Joan Bennett, Louis Edmonds, Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Selby, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barrett, Joel Crothers, David Henesy, David Ford, Thayer David, Mitchell Ryan and many more.

The show was set in a gothic mansion located in the small town of Collinsport, Maine. The storyline revolved around the Collins family, a wealthy and powerful family who had lived in the mansion for generations. However, the family had a dark history, and their secrets and scandals were no longer confined within the mansion's walls.

One of the unique features of Dark Shadows was that it incorporated various supernatural elements into its plot. The show dealt with supernatural creatures such as ghosts, werewolves, witches, and vampires. Jonathan Frid portrayed the character of Barnabas Collins, a vampire who had been awakened from his coffin after being buried for 200 years. The character quickly became a fan favorite, and his exploits kept viewers on the edge of their seats.

The cast of Dark Shadows also portrayed several characters throughout the show's run. This was due to the show's incorporation of time travel into its plot, which resulted in characters going back and forth in time. In addition, the show also featured parallel universes, which further expanded its storyline.

The show's creativity extended to its cinematography, which was ahead of its time. It utilized various filters, special effects, and camera angles to create a sense of mystery and intrigue.

Dark Shadows not only became a hit with audiences but also had a cult following that endures to this day. Fans of the show still gather to discuss their favorite episodes and characters. The show has also spawned several spinoffs and adaptations, including a 1991 revival and a movie adaptation by Tim Burton in 2012.

Overall, Dark Shadows was a groundbreaking show that pushed the boundaries of television at the time. Its incorporation of supernatural elements and its use of time travel and parallel universes made it a unique and unforgettable viewing experience. The show's talented cast and its stunning cinematography made it a fan favorite that continues to inspire and entertain even today.

Dark Shadows is a series that is currently running and has 26 seasons (1019 episodes). The series first aired on April 17, 1967.

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Episode 1245
19. Episode 1245
April 2, 1971
The Collinses struggle to finally free themselves from the long-standing family curse.
Episode 1244
18. Episode 1244
April 1, 1971
Bramwell and Catherine fight the ghost of Brutus inside the locked room.
Episode 1243
17. Episode 1243
March 31, 1971
Morgan decides to also take revenge on Catherine for her unfaithfulness.
Episode 1242
16. Episode 1242
March 30, 1971
Morgan lures Bramwell to the locked room at Collinwood and secures him inside.
Episode 1241
15. Episode 1241
March 29, 1971
Morgan overhears Bramwell speak to Catherine about a very private secret they are sharing.
Episode 1240
14. Episode 1240
March 26, 1971
Flora declares that the lottery must happen immediately and Kendrick insists on taking part.
Episode 1239
13. Episode 1239
March 25, 1971
The ghost of Brutus Collins demands another lottery be held and Melanie becomes insane.
Episode 1238
12. Episode 1238
March 24, 1971
Josette informs Melanie about her true parentage. Bramwell watches over the ill Daphne.
Episode 1237
11. Episode 1237
March 23, 1971
Morgan and Gabriel engage in a bitter fight. Kendrick prepares to make a revelation to Melanie.
Episode 1236
10. Episode 1236
March 22, 1971
The bodies of James Forsythe and Amanda Collins from 1680 are discovered.
Episode 1235
9. Episode 1235
March 19, 1971
Morgan and Julia investigate the space behind the mysterious locked room at Collinwood.
Episode 1234
8. Episode 1234
March 18, 1971
Julia tries to persuade Carrie to not tell the truth to Melanie. Gabriel Collins escapes.
Episode 1233
7. Episode 1233
March 17, 1971
In a trance, Carrie Stokes discloses that Melanie's mother is alive and lives nearby.
Episode 1232
6. Episode 1232
March 16, 1971
Bramwell, though learning his ship has arrived and that he is now wealthy, is distraught over Daphne.
Episode 1231
5. Episode 1231
March 15, 1971
Morgan relates how Brutus Collins tormented and set a curse upon the Collins family.
Episode 1230
4. Episode 1230
March 12, 1971
After a seance, Morgan informs Julia that he will reveal the truth about what happened in 1680.
Episode 1229
3. Episode 1229
March 11, 1971
A possessed Morgan Collins attempts to strangle Julia Collins while calling her by the name of Constance.
Episode 1228
2. Episode 1228
March 10, 1971
Dahne Harridge Collins spies her husband Bramwell passionately embracing his sister Catherine.
Episode 1227
1. Episode 1227
March 9, 1971
Melanie Collins urges Flora Collins to tell Kendrick Young the truth about his sister Stella's death.
Where to Watch Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dark Shadows on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    April 17, 1967
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (5,412)