Welcome to Dark Shadows Resurrected

My name is Victoria Winters. My journey is just beginning. A journey that I am hoping will somehow begin to reveal the mysteries of my past. It is a journey that will bring me to a strange and dark place… to a house high atop a stormy cliff at the edge of the sea… to a house called Collinwood. To a world I’ve never known, with people I’ve never met… people who tonight are still only vague shadows in my mind, but who will soon fill all the days and nights of my tomorrows. Victoria Winters, Dark Shadows – Episode #1

Welcome!

This site is devoted to Dark Shadows, a critically acclaimed 1991 Gothic TV mini-series produced by MGM Television. It revolves around the story of Victoria Winters – a young governess who travels to an isolated mansion in Maine where she finds herself drawn into the world of an eccentric family plagued by supernatural events, and Barnabas Collins – a member of that family with a centuries old secret.

Based on the groundbreaking 1960’s soap opera of the same name, the 1991 revival is a lavish, big budget serial combining gothic romance and stylistic  horror. The show featured a shining ensemble cast including Ben Cross, Joanna Going, Barbara Steele, Jean Simmons, Roy Thinnes, Michael T. Weiss, Lysette Anthony and Joseph Gordon-Levitt among others.

Although it was a huge hit at introduction (watched by almost 1 in 4 households according to official ratings during that time period), an untimely international incident would inflict a fatal wound to the show. The onset of the Gulf War caused NBC to continually pre-empt or reschedule the early episodes resulting in viewer confusion and a loss of momentum. In the end, despite receiving over 50,000 fan letters in protest, NBC canceled the series after only 12 episodes. Since that time it has become a cult favorite, developing a small but extremely devoted following.

 

ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY: DARK SHADOWS “LIMITED EDITION” 2CD SOUNDTRACK

UPDATE 02/15: CONGRATULATIONS TO KELLY IN GEORGIA, THE WINNER OF OUR GIVEAWAY. THE SOUNDTRACK WILL BE WINGING ITS WAY TO HER LATER THIS WEEK! MORE GIVEAWAYS ARE FORTHCOMING…

Courtesy of the great people over at Screen Archives Entertainment, I’m giving away a copy of the Dark Shadows Revival Series “Limited Edition” 2CD MGM television soundtrack! Featuring 66 tracks of music by the ever talented Robert Cobert, this set contains music from every episode of the revival series! A lush full-color booklet, with many never before seen photos, is included.

Entering the giveaway contest is easy. If you are a US resident, all you have to do to enter is comment on this post, telling me what you love the most about the Dark Shadows Revival Series! You must supply a valid email address.