The Original Television Cult Classic.With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, Dark Shadows became one of the most popular daytime series of all time. Since first airing on ABC-TV from 1966-71, Dark Shadows has earned the reputation of being one of the most unusual and enduring programs in television history. The character of Barnabas Collins, a guilt-ridden, 175 year-old vampire, brought the show tremendous success.Barnabas locks the kidnapped Maggie Evans in anOld House basement cell, hoping she will submit to becoming the recreation of his lost love, Josette. A strange young girl in old-fashioned clothing appears to Maggie and, later, to handy man Willie Loomis, who informs Barnabas she claims to live at theOld House. As Elizabeth Collins Stoddard prepares to marry a blackmailer Jason McGuire, she reveals a dark secret to governess Victoria Winters. Posing as a historian, Dr. Julia Hoffman arrives at Collinwood to investigate Maggie's disappearance.