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The Dark Shadows encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
2,878 articles since 2005.
Welcome to The Dark Shadows Wiki
An encyclopedic guide to the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows that anyone can edit.
There are currently 2,878 articles on the site, please keep in mind that this site is full of SPOILERS.

About the Wiki

The Dark Shadows Wiki is a collaborative project designed to document everything related to the various incarnations of the Dark Shadows franchise. The Wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article (that includes you!), helping provide a complete, up-to-date database for fans. So far there are 2,878 articles on the site, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Also keep in mind that this site is full of SPOILERS, so if you don't want anything spoiled you might want to come back when you've watched every episode of Dark Shadows.

A Legacy Spanning Nearly 50 Years

Dark Shadows, the first gothic soap opera, originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series was created by Dan Curtis and became hugely popular with the introduction of vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Jonathan Frid. During its run of 1,225 episodes, it featured nearly every major gothic, horror and fantasy plot element and theme including ghosts, werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, curses, possesion, reincarnation, satanic cults, time travel and a parallel universe. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. The series has also spawned three feature length films, a 1991 revival series, a range of novels, comics and audio dramas. Most notably, in 2012, director and long time fan of the show, Tim Burton released a film adaption starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins.

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"In a way, you can compare the pyramids to this house. Both were built to support an ego and perpetuate a memory, but both merely survived as architectural feats."
Barnabas Collins, 214

On this day...

On April 18 in...

1967: Episode 213 is taped. Episode 211 airs on ABC.

1968: Episode 478 is taped. Episode 474 airs on ABC.

1969: Episode 740 is taped. Episode 735 airs on ABC.

1995: Dark Shadows Collector's Series Volumes 45, 46, 47 and 48 are released on VHS.

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    Hello fellow Dark Shadows fans! 

    If you are here reading this, then I can tell that we already share a similar passion, that is – Dark Shadows – and possibly even the love of writing . . . or at least…

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    My name is Susan Bartelt.  I was 12 years old when Dark Shadows started and 17 when it ended.  Now, I am 59 years old and will be 60 on July 15, 2014.  My oldest son is 29, my grandson is 3, my 2nd s…

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    Willie Loomis Fanfiction

    February 7, 2013 by Dramalady

    If you like Willie Loomis, check out this fanfiction. It's a 6-part series that tells the whole story. Sort of. It's at and LiveJournal. The titles are Little Willie, Globetrotters, Th…

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    Mrs. Johnson (2012)

    June 18, 2012 by Zannabanna

    Can someone please make a summary of all of Mrs. Johnson's parts in the 2012 film Dark Shdaows. I see a bunch of pages will whole summaries, and her page needs one. Please and Thank You. :D

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    For common moviegoers, as well as fans of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, Dark Shadows (the legendary duo's 8th collaboration), might provoke the "seen it" response. As in, Depp is bumbling around in whi…

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