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A dream sequence is a storytelling device frequently used throughout the original series. Commonly, it's purpose is to shed light on the psychical process of the dreaming character or give the audience a glimpse into the character's state of mind, or to act as a prophecy of events that have yet to occur. A storyline known as the dream curse, involved a dream which caused terror in the dreamer until they passed it on to another by recounting it to them. The terror of the dream increased until it reached its final intended victim.

1 to 460 Edit

Character Description
224
225/226
Maggie Evans Her death.
266 Elizabeth Collins Stoddard The widows beckon her to jump from Widows' Hill.
320 David Collins Barnabas is a vampire.
325
326
David Collins Sarah shows him a faceless woman with a medallion and Barnabas in his coffin.
346 Victoria Winters Herself as a bride, she finds Burke's corpse.
376 Naomi Collins Follows a tarot card card to Jeremiah and his lover.
418 Josette DuPres Collins Angelique tempting her.
441 Reverend Trask Abigail Collins and Maude Browning.
453
454
Victoria Winters Nathan strangling Daniel.

461 to 700 Edit

Character Description
462 Victoria Winters Jeremiah Collins rising from his grave, who warns her to beware of Barnabas.
465 Victoria Winters Peter Bradford and Nathan Forbes.
477 Barnabas Collins Angelique, who tells him about the dream curse.
478 Maggie Evans Cassandra starts the dream curse, she chooses Maggie to be the first victim to experience it. Maggie then has the dream. She opens a door revealing a skull. The beckoner is Jeff.
482 Jeff Clark He is the second victim to experience the dream curse. He opens two doors revealing a skull and a guillotine. The beckoner is Dr. Lang.
484 Eric Lang He is the third victim to experience the dream curse. He opens three doors revealing a skull, a guillotine, and his headless creation. The beckoner is Julia.
486 Julia Hoffman She is the fourth victim to experience the dream curse. She opens four doors revealing a skull, a guillotine, Dr. Lang's headless creation, and a skeleton bride. The beckoner is Mrs. Johnson.
490 Julia Hoffman She again experiences the dream curse having not yet told her beckoner, Mrs. Johnson, the dream (sequence same as 486).
492 Sarah Johnson She is the fifth victim to experience the dream curse. She opens four doors revealing a skull, a guillotine, a skeleton bride, and bats. The beckoner is David.
  • The dream curse is supposed to go one step further for each person who has the dream, but when Mrs. Johnson has the dream, the headless creation is missing, the guillotine is in its place and the bats are behind the door where the guillotine originally was. There are only ever four doors, and instead of going one step further with each person, some of the items are replaced by different ones.
497 David Collins He is the sixth victim to experience the dream curse. He opens four doors revealing a skull, a skeleton bride, bats, and a giant spider's web. The beckoner is Willie.
502 Willie Loomis He is the seventh victim to experience the dream curse. He opens four doors revealing a skull, a guillotine, a skeleton bride, and a snarling wolf. The beckoner is Carolyn. This time the beckoner wasn't outside the door and appeared to be already in the room.
507 Carolyn Stoddard She begins to experience the dream curse, but is able to wake herself to keep from having it.
Carolyn Stoddard Professor Stokes plans to stop the dream curse by making himself the beckoner in her dream. Carolyn then has the dream. She is the eighth victim. She opens four doors revealing a skull, a guillotine, a skeleton bride, and her own grave. Had Stokes not added himself into the sequence, Carolyn's beckoner would have been Sam.
Timothy Eliot Stokes He begins to experience the dream curse.
508 Timothy Eliot Stokes He experiences the dream curse (continued from previous episode). He is the ninth victim. He breaks all the rules of the curse and refuses to open any of the doors, which prompts Angelique to appear to him. The beckoner is Sam. The curse is broken, prompting Cassandra to resume it in 517.
517 Sam Evans Cassandra resumes the dream curse. Sam has the dream. He is the tenth victim. He opens four doors revealing a skull, a skeleton bride, a guillotine, and Maggie mourning his death. The beckoner is Victoria.
  • In 518, Sam will die before he can tell Victoria the dream.
  • In 530, Cassandra raises Sam's ghost and tells him he will not rest until he tells Victoria the dream.
524
525
Jeff Clark Attempting to kill Nathan Forbes in 1796 as Peter Bradford.
531 Victoria Winters She is the eleventh victim to experience the dream curse. She opens four doors revealing a skull, a guillotine, a skeleton bride, and a blazing light leading to a vision of Barnabas on the floor of the Old House bleeding at the neck. The beckoner is Barnabas.
535 Barnabas Collins He is the twelfth and final victim to experience the dream curse. He opens four doors revealing a skull, a skeleton bride, a guillotine, and a blazing light. When he awakes there is three knocks on the door and a bat attacks him so he reverts to a vampire. The beckoner is Cassandra.
576 Elizabeth Collins Stoddard Her death.
587 Maggie Evans Her abduction.
604 Julia Hoffman Barnabas' murder.
617 Roger Collins Victoria's wedding.
  • Roger's prophecy that Victoria would die if she married Jeff was later proven to be correct. In 967, Peter Bradford's ghost, Jeff and Peter having been revealed to be one and same, states that Victoria died when Leviathan Jeb Hawkes caused her to leap to her death from Widows' Hill shortly after leaving Collinwood to start a new life with Peter. Their marriage took place previous to that in 637.
655 Elizabeth Collins Stoddard Cassandra, who tells her about the curse.
658 Joe Haskell He is menaced by the werewolf and vampire, in the form of his cousins Chris and Tom.
678 Amy Jennings Beth's ghost, who calls out to her and shows her Chris stabbed.
682 Maggie Evans She is strangled by Quentin's ghost.
699 Maggie Evans A passionate encounter with Quentin's ghost.

701 to 1060 Edit

Character Description
710 Quentin Collins Taunted by Edith, he then buries her.
722 Rachel Drummond She searches for Jamison.
  • Carl holds a giant time piece.
729 Nora Collins Her mother's return.
749 Quentin Collins Taunted by Magda and Sandor about Jenny's death.
767 Jamison Collins Recalls his dream about the Collins family of 1969.
  • This is one of only two instances, the other being in 949 where a dream sequence is shown as a flashback, with the person who experienced remembering it as they tell it to another, rather than the sequence being played out as it happens for the individual. Both episodes were written by Violet Welles.
  • Events heralding Quentin's death:
    1. Discovery of a silver bullet at Collinwood (occurs in this episode).
    2. The person who could have helped Quentin is murdered (occurs in 796, Julianka dies).
    3. The one person Quentin loves more than anyone rejects him (occurs in 836, Jamison rejects Quentin after Beth planned to commit suicide because of Quentin.)
778 Carl Collins Pansy Faye.
786 Charity Trask A passionate encounter with Quentin, and is then menaced by the werewolf.
805 Evan Hanley Jamison asks him to take him home.
808 Charity Trask Taunted by Quentin and Jamison.
811 Quentin Collins Jenny, who tells him to give Lenore away.
852
853
Kitty Soames Herself as Josette.
872 Pansy Faye A romantic encounter with Quentin, Count Petofi appears.
877 Count Andreas Petofi The time he first met Aristede.
890 Barnabas Collins Oberon tells him of the chosen ones.
891 Megan Todd Barnabas discusses the Leviathan box with her. (Philip also has the same dream, this is not shown).
904 Elizabeth Collins Stoddard A bizarre Leviathan dream in which David goads her.
905 Megan Todd Barnabas gives further instructions about the Leviathan child.
915 Barnabas Collins Adlar taunts him.
916 Julia Hoffman A bizarre Leviathan dream in which Barnabas taunts her.
945 Carolyn Stoddard Jeb Hawkes.
949 Amy Jennings Recalls a dream she had about Quentin's ghost.
    • This is one of only two instances, the other being in 767 where a dream sequence is shown as a flashback, with the person who experienced remembering it as they tell it to another, rather than the sequence being played out as it happens for the individual. Both episodes were written by Violet Welles.
950 Carolyn Stoddard Jeb, same dream as 945 except this time she also finds a dead body.
953 Carolyn Stoddard Jeb, same dream as 945 and 950 except this time she also finds Paul's grave.
966 Carolyn Stoddard Her wedding to Jeb.
979 Carolyn Stoddard Sky pushes Jeb off of Widows' Hill.
980 Carolyn Stoddard Jeb tells her that he loves her and they will meet again.
989 Sabrina Stuart (PT) Her attacker.
991 Daniel Collins (1970 PT) His mother, she taunts him.
1004
1005
Quentin Collins (1970 PT) Dameon Edwards shows him that he will die by hanging.
1021
1022
Maggie Collins Angelique's murder at the hands of Quentin.
1023 Maggie Collins The existence of a hidden letter in Angelique's room.
1033 Elizabeth Stoddard (PT) She and Sabrina find Maggie's dead body in Cyrus' laboratory.
1051
1052
Maggie Collins Quentin accuses her of having an affair, he then strangles her.
1060 Roxanne Drew (PT) She and Barnabas are separated by fire.

1061 to 1245 Edit

Character Description
1072 David Collins Hallie is wearing a strange old-fashioned dress and acting bashful.
1074 Hallie Stokes David is wearing strange old-fashioned dress and accompanied by Daphne.
1076
1077
Quentin Collins Daphne's ghost.
1082 David Collins A birthday party at Rose Cottage.
1086 David Collins Tad Collins and Carrie Stokes deaths.
1096 David Collins Crying dolls.
1122
1123
Desmond Collins Judah Zachary imploring to help him.
1138 Gerard Stiles Judah implores him to find the mask.
1140 Gerard Stiles His own head is swapped with that of Judah's.
1141 Gerard Stiles Charles Dawson arrives with the head of Judah Zachary to give to him.
1145 Lamar Trask Gerard causes Lamar to dream that Quentin is a practicing witchcraft.
1146 Daphne Harridge A passionate encounter with Gerard.
1151 Daphne Harridge A romantic encounter with Gerard.
1158 Daphne Harridge Quentin in jail taunted by Mildred, and of a passionate encounter with Gerard.
1162 Daphne Harridge Her marriage to Gerard.
1164 Daphne Harridge Her marriage to Gerard.
1166 Daphne Harridge Happiness with Gerard and finds a wedding gown in a bridal chamber.
1173 Daphne Harridge A passionate encounter with Gerard.
1177 Julia Hoffman Roxanne Drew, who begins to lead her to Barnabas.
1182 Daphne Harridge A romantic encounter with Gerard.
1183 Daphne Harridge Quentin and Joanna are back in love.
1194 Daphne Harridge A romantic encounter with Gerard.
1210 Melanie Collins Her death, in which she died from the plague.

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