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Collinwood
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Welcome to Collinwood, ancestral home of the Collins family...
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Meet the evil Reverend Trask, the 18th century witch-hunter
who sent an innocent woman to her DEATH!
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Reverend Trask was punished for his crime by... BARNABAS COLLINS!
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Enter the beautiful ANGELIQUE BOUCHARD, a real witch whose
satanic spells transformed Barnabas Collins into a vampire!
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Barnabas was trapped in his coffin for decades, seemingly for
eternity -- but he was released in modern times by WILLIE LOOMIS!
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Now freed from his earthly prison, BARNABAS stalks the night
once again, searching for fresh human prey! For blood!
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BARNABAS claims to be a descendant of his 18th century "relative,"
and the likeness is uncanny... because it's the same man!
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Meet Victoria Winters, perpetually-plagued governess
of the Collins family children, David and Amy!
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In full-fanged glory, BARNABAS puts the BITE on the BABES!
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Poor Barnabas doesn't WANT to be a vampire... can he escape his
curse with the help of his mad-doctor pal, DR. JULIA HOFFMAN?
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It's DRACULA-inspired BARNABAS COLLINS versus...
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QUENTIN COLLINS... man by day, WEREWOLF by night!
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and ADAM... a man-made monster who resembles FRANKENSTEIN!
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Don't forget the beautiful ANGELIQUE, who has followed Barnabas
through time to torment him with new spells, and fresh hexes!
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Welcome to the world of Dark Shadows! It all began the night television producer DAN CURTIS dreamed of an attractive young woman, dark haired, who was riding on a train -- her destination was a spooky old mansion of the type usually seen in horror movies.

After he woke up, Curtis turned his dream into the opening scene of the world’s first gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows. Premiering on ABC, on June 27, 1966, Dark Shadows was originally about the woman on the train, Victoria Winters, and her experiences as governess for the wealthy but haunted Collins family of Collinsport, Maine.

The show was not particularly popular, and its ratings were a bit sickly, so in time Curtis decided to add a NEW character: a vampire named Barnabas Collins. He joined the show with episode 211, which originally aired March 22, 1967 -- making this year the 40th anniversary of the creation of Barnabas Collins! The campy vampire became Dark Shadows' breakout character, and turned the anemic soaper into a full-blooded national sensation. There were toys, games, books, articles in certain famous monster magazines...
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