House of Dark Shadows (1970)




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This film is based on the popular 1960s TV "Gothic" serial Dark Shadows. Vampire Barnabas Collins resides in the spectre-filled Collinswood mansion. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard finds her blood supply depleted by the elusive Barnabas. When Elizabeth dies, she is soon wandering the hallways as one of the "undead."

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Television, Horror, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: J. Gordon Russell, Sam Hall
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2012


as Barnabas Collins

as Elizabeth Collins St...

as Jeff Clark

as Dr. Julia Hoffman

as Maggie Evans

as Carolyn Stoddard

as Willie Loomis

as Prof. T. Eliot Stoke...

as Roger Collins

as Todd Jennings

as David Collins

as Sheriff George Patte...

as Minister

as Mrs. Johnson

as Old Man

as Sheriff George Patte...

as Daphne Rudd

as Todd's Nurse

as Pallbearer

as Todd's Nurse
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Critic Reviews for House of Dark Shadows

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Even in these troubled times, the vampire has it worse than most of us.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The film is well mounted and stylishly produced. In what must've seemed like a luxury, Jonathan Frid had time to learn ALL his lines.

Full Review… | February 1, 2010

It has the unique distinction of being the only motion picture ever based on a daytime soap opera.

Full Review… | October 21, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Genuine chills and surprises. Blows away the TV show.

April 13, 2003
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August 16, 2005

April 27, 2003

Audience Reviews for House of Dark Shadows


A breezy film affair that sums up what feels like the basics of most incarnations of Dark Shadows: Barnabas Collins is resurrected in modern day (of the time), falls for a governess who's likely a dead lost love, shenanigans ensue.

Watchable and fun, worth a look for someone interested in a quick little version of the classic show.


Very good movie version of the cult TV series! Jonathan Frid carries the show, combining his unique personality with a genuine sense of being a vampire.


i used to watch the series on the sci-fi channel when I was in elementary school...needless to say I was a weird child.

Cookie b.

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