Who remember Dark Shadows?

The 1966 afternoon soap drama for teenagers. It used to come on after General Hospital at 4pm. It was about a rich family, named Collins, who lived in Collinsport, Maine.

The whole show revolved around Barnabus Collins.  At least I thought it did. It\’s not scary like it was back in 1966. I was really into it. My mom watched it with me and used to comment about the bad acting.

It wasn\’t that it was bad acting, it was that it was live-tv.  So when a set would fall down, or they couldn\’t remember their lines, it was noticed. They couldn\’t just cut the scene. It was there for all to see. That was one of the things I loved about it.

Did you know that the show was so popular, that Tricia Nixon invited Jonathon Frid, to dress up, fangs and all, to the White House?

Christians called it Satan\’s favorite TV show.

The show was entertaining and my mom-approved. I had trading cards and magazines sharing all the gory gossip from Collinsport and one Christmas I received Josette\’s music box.

11 thoughts on “Who remember Dark Shadows?

  1. Anonymous November 1, 2020 / 12:12 pm

    Interesting. I don't remember watching it in Maine but I probably was eating supper at that time. Happy Sunday!💖

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  2. Anonymous November 1, 2020 / 2:02 pm

    My Mom and I were huge fans of Dark Shadows…..Years later, my sons and I watched the entire series on PBS and Sy Fy channels…..We also watched the series reboot too!! My oldest son has the complete DVD set of the entire series…..It came in a coffin like box and when you take off the lid, the jackets of all the DVD's form Barnabas lying in the coffin!!!Hugs,Debbie

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  3. Anonymous November 1, 2020 / 2:19 pm

    I do remember Dark Shadows! There was also a movie too, wasn't there? I do remember seeing a movie of it along with \”Night of the Living Dead\” when I was a teenager. betty

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  4. Anonymous November 1, 2020 / 2:33 pm

    Wow! What memories the theme music brought back to me! I used to run home from school to watch it! OK It was a little cheesey but was so popular for the time!

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  5. Anonymous November 1, 2020 / 6:33 pm

    I didn't watch it full-time, but BOY! did that theme music take me right back there!!! Thanks for the memories!

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  6. Anonymous November 1, 2020 / 8:14 pm

    Wow. I'll say you were fans. I had Josette's music box.

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  7. Anonymous November 1, 2020 / 8:15 pm

    Oh yes, Night of the Living Dead. That was scary for me as a teen.

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  8. Anonymous November 1, 2020 / 8:16 pm

    LOL, yes cheesey it was but so popular!

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  9. Anonymous November 1, 2020 / 8:25 pm

    Never heard of the show but it sounds interesting

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  10. Anonymous November 7, 2020 / 8:57 pm

    Yup. I watchecr it too.

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