Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dark Shadows

"My name is Victoria Winters... my journey is just beginning..."

On 27 June 1966, those words began the journey of a young governess to the remote coastal town of Collinsport, Maine, which for the next five years would be the home of the assorted supernatural forces inhabiting the world of ABC-TV's Dark Shadows, the first gothic soap opera.

Created by Dan Curtis, this show ran for 1245 episodes. As a kid in the 60's, I'd hurry home after school so I wouldn't miss the beginning. The show featured vampires, witches, werewolves - everything that kept me glued wide-eyed in front of the set.

Here's a scene in which Willy Loomis, handyman, discovers a secret room in the Collins Mausoleum.

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