Dark Shadows (1966-1971)

USA, 27 June 1966-2 April 1971
12 series, 1245 episodes, average 25m
videotape, black and white (1966-1967); colour (1967-1971), 4:3
mono, English

An American horror television series created by Dan Curtis.

Premise

The long and involved tale of the Collins family and their friends and colleagues, including their English cousin, the vampire Barnabas Collins, the witch Angelique and other supernatural creatures.

Credits

Crew
Dan Curtis Productions Inc

Alternative Titles

Yön vampyyrit – Finland

Sequels
House of Dark Shadows (1970)
Night of Dark Shadows (1971)

Remakes
Dark Shadows (1991)
Dark Shadows (2012)

Extracts included in
ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003)
Now and Then (1995)

See also
Dark Shadows: Nightmares and Dreams (1999)
Dark Shadows on Location (1999)
Inside the Shadows (1999)

Episodes

Season One

27 June 1966
28 June 1966
29 June 1966
30 June 1966
1 July 1966
4 July 1966
5 July 1966
6 July 1966
7 July 1966
8 July 1966
11 July 1966
12 July 1966
13 July 1966
14 July 1966
15 July 1966
18 July 1966
19 July 1966
20 July 1966
21 July 1966
22 July 1966
25 July 1966
26 July 1966
27 July 1966
28 July 1966
29 July 1966
1 August 1966
2 August 1966
3 August 1966
4 August 1966
5 August 1966
8 August 1966
9 August 1966
10 August 1966
11 August 1966
12 August 1966
15 August 1966
16 August 1966
17 August 1966
18 August 1966
19 August 1966
22 August 1966
23 August 1966
24 August 1966
25 August 1966
26 August 1966
29 August 1966
30 August 1966
31 August 1966
1 September 1966
2 September 1966
5 September 1966
6 September 1966
7 September 1966
8 September 1966
9 September 1966
12 September 1966
13 September 1966
14 September 1966
15 September 1966
16 September 1966
19 September 1966
20 September 1966
21 September 1966
22 September 1966
23 September 1966
26 September 1966
27 September 1966
28 September 1966
29 September 1966
30 September 1966
3 October 1966
4 October 1966
5 October 1966
6 October 1966
7 October 1966
10 October 1966
11 October 1966
12 October 1966
13 October 1966
14 October 1966
17 October 1966
18 October 1966
19 October 1966
20 October 1966
21 October 1966
24 October 1966
25 October 1966
26 October 1966
27 October 1966
28 October 1966
31 October 1966
1 November 1966
2 November 1966
3 November 1966
4 November 1966
7 November 1966
8 November 1966
9 November 1966
10 November 1966
11 November 1966
14 November 1966
15 November 1966
16 November 1966
17 November 1966
18 November 1966
21 November 1966
22 November 1966
23 November 1966
28 November 1966
29 November 1966
30 November 1966
1 December 1966
2 December 1966
5 December 1966
6 December 1966
7 December 1966
8 December 1966
9 December 1966
12 December 1966
13 December 1966
14 December 1966
15 December 1966
16 December 1966
19 December 1966

Season Two
20 December 1966
21 December 1966
22 December 1966
23 December 1966
27 December 1966
28 December 1966
29 December 1966
30 December 1966
2 January 1967
3 January 1967
4 January 1967
5 January 1967
6 January 1967
9 January 1967
10 January 1967
11 January 1967
12 January 1967
13 January 1967
16 January 1967
17 January 1967
18 January 1967
19 January 1967
20 January 1967
23 January 1967
24 January 1967
25 January 1967
26 January 1967
27 January 1967
30 January 1967
31 January 1967
1 February 1967
2 February 1967
3 February 1967
6 February 1967
7 February 1967
8 February 1967
9 February 1967
10 February 1967
13 February 1967
14 February 1967
15 February 1967
16 February 1967
17 February 1967
20 February 1967
21 February 1967
22 February 1967
23 February 1967
24 February 1967
27 February 1967
28 February 1967
1 March 1967
2 March 1967
3 March 1967
6 March 1967
7 March 1967
8 March 1967
9 March 1967
10 March 1967
13 March 1967
14 March 1967
15 March 1967
16 March 1967
17 March 1967
20 March 1967

Season Three
21 March 1967
22 March 1967
23 March 1967
24 March 1967
27 March 1967
28 March 1967
29 March 1967
30 March 1967
31 March 1967
3 April 1967
4 April 1967
5 April 1967
6 April 1967
7 April 1967
11 April 1967
12 April 1967
13 April 1967
14 April 1967
17 April 1967
18 April 1967
19 April 1967
20 April 1967
21 April 1967
24 April 1967
25 April 1967
26 April 1967
27 April 1967
28 April 1967
1 May 1967
2 May 1967
3 May 1967
4 May 1967
5 May 1967
8 May 1967
9 May 1967
10 May 1967
11 May 1967
12 May 1967
15 May 1967
16 May 1967
17 May 1967
18 May 1967
19 May 1967
22 May 1967
23 May 1967
24 May 1967
25 May 1967
26 May 1967
29 May 1967
30 May 1967
31 May 1967
1 June 1967
2 June 1967
5 June 1967
6 June 1967
7 June 1967
8 June 1967
9 June 1967
12 June 1967
13 June 1967
14 June 1967
15 June 1967
16 June 1967
19 June 1967
20 June 1967
21 June 1967
22 June 1967
23 June 1967
26 June 1967
27 June 1967
28 June 1967
29 June 1967
30 June 1967
3 July 1967
4 July 1967
5 July 1967
6 July 1967
7 July 1967
10 July 1967
11 July 1967
12 July 1967
13 July 1967
14 July 1967

Season Four
17 July 1967
18 July 1967
19 July 1967
20 July 1967
21 July 1967
24 July 1967
25 July 1967
26 July 1967
27 July 1967
28 July 1967
31 July 1967
1 August 1967
2 August 1967
3 August 1967
4 August 1967
7 August 1967
8 August 1967
9 August 1967
10 August 1967
11 August 1967
14 August 1967
15 August 1967
16 August 1967
17 August 1967
18 August 1967
21 August 1967
22 August 1967
23 August 1967
24 August 1967
25 August 1967
28 August 1967
29 August 1967
30 August 1967
31 August 1967
1 September 1967
4 September 1967
5 September 1967
6 September 1967
7 September 1967
8 September 1967
11 September 1967
12 September 1967
13 September 1967
14 September 1967
15 September 1967
18 September 1967
19 September 1967
20 September 1967
21 September 1967
22 September 1967
25 September 1967
26 September 1967
27 September 1967
28 September 1967
29 September 1967
2 October 1967
3 October 1967
4 October 1967
5 October 1967
6 October 1967
9 October 1967
10 October 1967
11 October 1967
12 October 1967
13 October 1967
16 October 1967
17 October 1967
18 October 1967
19 October 1967
20 October 1967
23 October 1967
24 October 1967
25 October 1967
26 October 1967
27 October 1967
30 October 1967
31 October 1967
1 November 1967
2 November 1967
3 November 1967
6 November 1967
7 November 1967
8 November 1967
9 November 1967
10 November 1967
13 November 1967
14 November 1967
15 November 1967
16 November 1967
17 November 1967

Season Five
20 November 1967
21 November 1967
22 November 1967
24 November 1967
27 November 1967
28 November 1967
29 November 1967
30 November 1967
1 December 1967
4 December 1967
5 December 1967
6 December 1967
7 December 1967
8 December 1967
11 December 1967
12 December 1967
13 December 1967
14 December 1967
15 December 1967
18 December 1967
19 December 1967
20 December 1967
21 December 1967
22 December 1967
26 December 1967
27 December 1967
28 December 1967
29 December 1967
1 January 1968
2 January 1968
3 January 1968
4 January 1968
5 January 1968
8 January 1968
9 January 1968
10 January 1968
11 January 1968
12 January 1968
15 January 1968
16 January 1968
17 January 1968
18 January 1968
19 January 1968
22 January 1968
23 January 1968
24 January 1968
25 January 1968
26 January 1968
29 January 1968
30 January 1968
31 January 1968
1 February 1968
2 February 1968
5 February 1968
6 February 1968
7 February 1968
8 February 1968
9 February 1968
12 February 1968
13 February 1968
14 February 1968
15 February 1968
16 February 1968
19 February 1968
20 February 1968
21 February 1968
22 February 1968
23 February 1968
26 February 1968
27 February 1968
28 February 1968
29 February 1968
1 March 1968
4 March 1968
5 March 1968
6 March 1968
7 March 1968
8 March 1968
11 March 1968
12 March 1968
13 March 1968
14 March 1968
15 March 1968
18 March 1968
19 March 1968
20 March 1968
21 March 1968
22 March 1968
25 March 1968
26 March 1968
27 March 1968
28 March 1968
29 March 1968

Season Six
1 April 1968
2 April 1968
3 April 1968
4 April 1968
5 April 1968
8 April 1968
9 April 1968
10 April 1968
11 April 1968
12 April 1968
15 April 1968
16 April 1968
17 April 1968
18 April 1968
19 April 1968
22 April 1968
23 April 1968
24 April 1968
25 April 1968
26 April 1968
29 April 1968
30 April 1968
1 May 1968
2 May 1968
3 May 1968
6 May 1968
7 May 1968
8 May 1968
9 May 1968
10 May 1968
13 May 1968
14 May 1968
15 May 1968
16 May 1968
17 May 1968
20 May 1968
21 May 1968
22 May 1968
23 May 1968
24 May 1968
27 May 1968
28 May 1968
29 May 1968
30 May 1968
31 May 1968
3 June 1968
4 June 1968
5 June 1968
7 June 1968
10 June 1968
11 June 1968
12 June 1968
13 June 1968
14 June 1968
17 June 1968
18 June 1968
19 June 1968
20 June 1968
21 June 1968
24 June 1968
25 June 1968
26 June 1968
27 June 1968
28 June 1968
1 July 1968
2 July 1968
3 July 1968
4 July 1968
5 July 1968
8 July 1968
9 July 1968
10 July 1968
11 July 1968
12 July 1968
15 July 1968
16 July 1968
17 July 1968
18 July 1968
19 July 1968
22 July 1968
23 July 1968
24 July 1968
25 July 1968
26 July 1968
29 July 1968
30 July 1968
31 July 1968
1 August 1968
2 August 1968
5 August 1968
6 August 1968
7 August 1968
8 August 1968
9 August 1968
12 August 1968
13 August 1968
14 August 1968
15 August 1968
16 August 1968
19 August 1968
20 August 1968
21 August 1968
22 August 1968
23 August 1968
26 August 1968
27 August 1968
28 August 1968
29 August 1968
30 August 1968
2 September 1968
3 September 1968
4 September 1968
5 September 1968
6 September 1968
9 September 1968
10 September 1968
11 September 1968
12 September 1968
13 September 1968
16 September 1968
17 September 1968
18 September 1968
19 September 1968
20 September 1968
23 September 1968
24 September 1968
25 September 1968
26 September 1968
27 September 1968
30 September 1968
1 October 1968
2 October 1968
3 October 1968
4 October 1968
7 October 1968
8 October 1968
9 October 1968
10 October 1968
11 October 1968
14 October 1968
15 October 1968
16 October 1968
17 October 1968
18 October 1968
21 October 1968
22 October 1968
23 October 1968
24 October 1968
25 October 1968
28 October 1968
29 October 1968
30 October 1968
31 October 1968
1 November 1968
4 November 1968
5 November 1968
6 November 1968
7 November 1968
8 November 1968
11 November 1968
12 November 1968
13 November 1968
14 November 1968
15 November 1968
18 November 1968
19 November 1968
20 November 1968
21 November 1968
22 November 1968
25 November 1968
26 November 1968
27 November 1968
29 November 1968
2 December 1968
3 December 1968
4 December 1968
5 December 1968
6 December 1968
9 December 1968
10 December 1968
11 December 1968
12 December 1968
13 December 1968
16 December 1968
17 December 1968
18 December 1968
19 December 1968
20 December 1968
23 December 1968
24 December 1968
26 December 1968
27 December 1968
30 December 1968
31 December 1968
1 January 1969
2 January 1969
3 January 1969
6 January 1969
7 January 1969
8 January 1969
9 January 1969
10 January 1969
13 January 1969
14 January 1969
15 January 1969
16 January 1969
17 January 1969
20 January 1969
21 January 1969
22 January 1969
23 January 1969
24 January 1969
27 January 1969
28 January 1969
29 January 1969
30 January 1969
31 January 1969
3 February 1969
4 February 1969
5 February 1969
6 February 1969
7 February 1969
10 February 1969
11 February 1969
12 February 1968
13 February 1969
14 February 1969
17 February 1969
18 February 1969
19 February 1969
20 February 1969
21 February 1969
24 February 1969
25 February 1969
26 February 1968
27 February 1969
28 February 1969

Season Seven
3 March 1969
4 March 1969
5 March 1969
6 March 1969
7 March 1969
10 March 1969
11 March 1969
12 March 1969
13 March 1969
14 March 1969
17 March 1969
18 March 1969
19 March 1969
20 March 1969
21 March 1969
24 March 1969
25 March 1969
26 March 1969
27 March 1969
28 March 1969
31 March 1969
1 April 1969
2 April 1969
3 April 1969
4 April 1969
7 April 1969
8 April 1969
9 April 1969
10 April 1969
11 April 1969
14 April 1969
15 April 1969
16 April 1969
17 April 1969
18 April 1969
21 April 1969
22 April 1969
23 April 1969
24 April 1969
25 April 1969
28 April 1969
29 April 1969
30 April 1969
1 May 1969
2 May 1969
5 May 1969
6 May 1969
4 May 1969
8 May 1969
9 May 1969
12 May 1969
13 May 1969
14 May 1969
15 May 1969
16 May 1969
19 May 1969
20 May 1969
21 May 1969
22 May 1969
23 May 1969
26 May 1969
27 May 1969
28 May 1969
29 May 1969
30 May 1969
2 June 1969
3 June 1969
4 June 1969
5 June 1969
6 June 1969
9 June 1969
10 June 1969
11 June 1969
12 June 1969
13 June 1969
16 June 1969
17 June 1969
18 June 1969
19 June 1969
20 June 1969
23 June 1969
24 June 1969
25 June 1969
26 June 1969
27 June 1969
30 June 1969
1 July 1969
2 July 1969
3 July 1969
4 July 1969
7 July 1969
8 July 1969
9 July 1969
10 July 1969
11 July 1969
14 July 1969
15 July 1969
16 July 1969
17 July 1969
18 July 1969
22 July 1969
23 July 1969
24 July 1969
25 July 1969
28 July 1969
29 July 1969
30 July 1969
31 July 1969
1 August 1969
4 August 1969
5 August 1969
6 August 1969
7 August 1969
8 August 1969
11 August 1969
12 August 1969
14 August 1969
15 August 1969
18 August 1969
19 August 1969
20 August 1969
21 August 1969
22 August 1969
25 August 1969
26 August 1969
27 August 1969
28 August 1969
29 August 1969
1 September 1969
2 September 1969
3 September 1969
4 September 1969
5 September 1969
8 September 1969
9 September 1969
10 September 1969
11 September 1969
12 September 1969
15 September 1969
16 September 1969
17 September 1969
18 September 1969
19 September 1969
22 September 1969
23 September 1969
24 September 1969
25 September 1969
26 September 1969
29 September 1969
30 September 1969
1 October 1969
2 October 1969
3 October 1969
6 October 1969
7 October 1969
8 October 1969
9 October 1969
10 October 1969
13 October 1969
14 October 1969
15 October 1969
16 October 1969
17 October 1969
20 October 1969
21 October 1969
22 October 1969
23 October 1969
24 October 1969
27 October 1969
28 October 1969
29 October 1969
30 October 1969
31 October 1969
3 November 1969
4 November 1969
5 November 1969
6 November 1969
7 November 1969
10 November 1969
11 November 1969
12 November 1969
13 November 1969

Season Eight
14 November 1969
17 November 1969
18 November 1969
19 November 1969
20 November 1969
21 November 1969
25 November 1969
26 November 1969
28 November 1969
1 December 1969
2 December 1969
3 December 1969
4 December 1969
5 December 1969
8 December 1969
9 December 1969
10 December 1969
11 December 1969
12 December 1969
15 December 1969
16 December 1969
17 December 1969
18 December 1969
19 December 1969
22 December 1969
23 December 1969
24 December 1969
26 December 1969
29 December 1969
30 December 1969
31 December 1969
2 January 1970
5 January 1970
6 January 1970
7 January 1970
8 January 1970
9 January 1970
12 January 1970
13 January 1970
14 January 1970
15 January 1970
16 January 1970
19 January 1970
20 January 1970
21 January 1970
22 January 1970
23 January 1970
26 January 1970
27 January 1970
28 January 1970
29 January 1970
30 January 1970
2 February 1970
3 February 1970
4 February 1970
5 February 1970
6 February 1970
9 February 1970
10 February 1970
11 February 1970
12 February 1970
13 February 1970
16 February 1970
17 February 1970
18 February 1970
19 February 1970
20 February 1970
23 February 1970
24 February 1970
25 February 1970
26 February 1970
27 February 1970
2 March 1970
3 March 1970
4 March 1970
5 March 1970
6 March 1970
9 March 1970
10 March 1970
11 March 1970
12 March 1970
13 March 1970
16 March 1970
17 March 1970
18 March 1970
19 March 1970
20 March 1970
23 March 1970
24 March 1970
25 March 1970
26 March 1970
27 March 1970

Season Nine
30 March 1970
31 March 1970
1 April 1970
2 April 1970
3 April 1970
6 April 1970
7 April 1970
8 April 1970
9 April 1970
10 April 1970
13 April 1970
14 April 1970
15 April 1970
16 April 1970
17 April 1970
20 April 1970
21 April 1970
22 April 1970
23 April 1970
24 April 1970
27 April 1970
28 April 1970
29 April 1970
30 April 1970
1 May 1970
4 May 1970
5 May 1970
6 May 1970
7 May 1970
8 May 1970
11 May 1970
12 May 1970
13 May 1970
14 May 1970
15 May 1970
18 May 1970
19 May 1970
20 May 1970
21 May 1970
22 May 1970
25 May 1970
26 May 1970
27 May 1970
28 May 1970
29 May 1970
1 June 1970
2 June 1970
3 June 1970
4 June 1970
5 June 1970
8 June 1970
9 June 1970
10 June 1970
11 June 1970
12 June 1970
15 June 1970
16 June 1970
17 June 1970
18 June 1970
19 June 1970
22 June 1970
23 June 1970
24 June 1970
25 June 1970
26 June 1970
29 June 1970
30 June 1970
1 July 1970
2 July 1970
3 July 1970
6 July 1970
7 July 1970
8 July 1970
9 July 1970
10 July 1970
13 July 1970
14 July 1970
15 July 1970
16 July 1970
17 July 1970

Season Ten
20 July 1970
21 July 1970
22 July 1970
23 July 1970
24 July 1970
27 July 1970
28 July 1970
29 July 1970
30 July 1970
31 July 1970
3 August 1970
4 August 1970
5 August 1970
6 August 1970
7 August 1970
10 August 1970
11 August 1970
12 August 1970
13 August 1970
14 August 1970
17 August 1970
18 August 1970
19 August 1970
20 August 1970
21 August 1970
24 August 1970
25 August 1970
26 August 1970
27 August 1970
28 August 1970
31 August 1970
1 September 1970
2 September 1970
3 September 1970
4 September 1970
7 September 1970
8 September 1970
9 September 1970
10 September 1970
11 September 1970
14 September 1970
15 September 1970
16 September 1970
17 September 1970
18 September 1970
21 September 1970
22 September 1970
23 September 1970
24 September 1970

Season Eleven
25 September 1970
28 September 1970
29 September 1970
30 September 1970
1 October 1970
2 October 1970
5 October 1970
6 October 1970
7 October 1970
8 October 1970
9 October 1970
12 October 1970
13 October 1970
14 October 1970
15 October 1970
16 October 1970
19 October 1970
20 October 1970
21 October 1970
22 October 1970
26 October 1970
27 October 1970
28 October 1970
29 October 1970
30 October 1970
2 November 1970
3 November 1970
4 November 1970
5 November 1970
6 November 1970
9 November 1970
10 November 1970
11 November 1970
12 November 1970
13 November 1970
16 November 1970
17 November 1970
18 November 1970
19 November 1970
20 November 1970
23 November 1970
24 November 1970
25 November 1970
26 November 1970
30 November 1970
1 December 1970
2 December 1970
3 December 1970
4 December 1970
7 December 1970
8 December 1970
9 December 1970
10 December 1970
11 December 1970
14 December 1970
15 December 1970
16 December 1970
17 December 1970
18 December 1970
21 December 1970
22 December 1970
23 December 1970
24 December 1970
28 December 1970
29 December 1970
30 December 1970
31 December 1970
4 January 1971
5 January 1971
6 January 1971
7 January 1971
8 January 1971
11 January 1971
12 January 1971
13 January 1971
14 January 1971
15 January 1971
18 January 1971
19 January 1971
20 January 1971
21 January 1971
22 January 1971
25 January 1971
26 January 1971
27 January 1971

Season Twelve
28 January 1971
29 January 1971
1 February 1971
2 February 1971
3 February 1971
4 February 1971
5 February 1971
8 February 1971
10 February 1971
11 February 1971
12 February 1971
15 February 1971
16 February 1971
17 February 1971
18 February 1971
19 February 1971
22 February 1971
23 February 1971
24 February 1971
25 February 1971
26 February 1971
1 March 1971
2 March 1971
3 March 1971
4 March 1971
5 March 1971
8 March 1971
9 March 1971
10 March 1971
11 March 1971
12 March 1971
15 March 1971
16 March 1971
17 March 1971
18 March 1971
19 March 1971
22 March 1971
23 March 1971
24 March 1971
25 March 1971
26 March 1971
29 March 1971
30 March 1971
31 March 1971
1 April 1971
2 April 1971

References

Periodicals

  • Cinefantastique vol.21 no.3 (December 1990) pp.24-25, 27-30; 26, 60; 29; 31 – illustrated articles (The horror that wouldn’t die by Mark Dawidziak); illustrated article (Dan Curtis genre auteur by Mark Dawidziak); illustrated article (Dark Shadows on video by Mark Dawidziak); illustrated article (Horror in blood by Mark Dawidziak)
  • Cinefantastique vol.28 no.6 (December 1996) pp.32-35 – illustrated article (Dark Shadows by Mark Dawidziak and Jay Stevenson)
  • Cinefantastique vol.35 no.2 (April/May 2003) p.71 – DVD review (by David Nahmod)
  • Classic Images no.134 (August 1986) pp.56-59 – interview with Jonathan Frid
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland no.229 (January/February 2000) pp.46-53 – illustrated article (Return to Dark Shadows by David Del Valle)
  • Fangoria no.239 (January 2005) pp.62-65, 82 – illustrated article, interview with Mark Verheiden (Dark Shadows staked! by Darren Gross)
  • Filmfax no.97 (June/July 2003) pp.38-43; 42-43 – illustrated article, interviews with Kathryn Leigh Scott and Lara Parker (The ladies of Dark Shadows by Christopher Hennesey-Derase and Michael McCarty); illustrated interview with Dan Curtis (Thriving in the dark shadows? by Michael McCarty)
  • The Spectator vol.13 no.3 (Summer 1993) pp.50-61 – illustrated article (Resurrection of the vampire by Harry M. Benshoff)
  • Starburst Summer Special 1991 – illustrated article (The return of Dark Shadows by Simon Bacall)
  • Starburst no.211 (March 1996) p.51 – soundtrack review (by Richard Sayer)

Books

  • Vampire Films of the 1970s: Dracula to Blacula and Every Fang Between by Gary A. Smith p.177 – review, synopsis