Dark Shadows

Among others, Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman et al Among others, Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins Among others, Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard Lara Parker as Angelique Bouchard Collins David Selby as Quentin Collins Kate Jackson as Daphne Harridge Among others, Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans Among others, David Henesy as David Collins Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings Inter alia, Thayer David as Matthew Morgan Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Dark Shadows was an American gothic soap opera of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC ), which aired from 1966 to 1971. A total of 1225 episodes in five years and made ​​two films. In 1970, with the castle of the Vampire, the first, followed a year later with The Castle of Lost Souls is the second film. 1991, a twelve-part edition of the series was produced, but was unable to repeat the success of the original and was discontinued after only one season. 2012 appeared under the title Dark Shadows another big-screen adaptation by director Tim Burton with Johnny Depp in the lead role.


The series begins with Victoria Winters takes up its place as a nanny in the Collins family home in the small fishing town of Collin sport in the U.S. state of Maine. Thematically processed and linked the series, the family history of Collins, which again found numerous motifs of Gothic Novel. Six months after the start of the soap opera supernatural elements were introduced increased. So were found in the stories of Collinwood, the property of the Collins family, soon vampires, werewolves, ghosts and other fantasy figures again. Special gained popularity the figure of the vampire Barnabas Collins 175 -year-old, who soon became the protagonist of the series.