What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About ‘Dark Shadows’

Jonathan Frid as vampire Barnabas Collins on 'Dark Shadows'
‘Dark Shadows’ ‘ Barnabas Collins, ready for a snack.

Next summer, “Dark Shadows” marks its 50th anniversary.

The supernatural soap (1966-1971 on ABC) didn’t have a long run as far as daytime serials go – “General Hospital” recently celebrated its 52nd year on the air – but it made a mark like no other.

With its suspenseful tales of remorseful bloodsuckers, handsome ghosts and malicious witches, “Dark Shadows” captured the imaginations of housewives, college students and kids, who would race home from school to watch the show spin out its increasingly crazy stories. Continue reading “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About ‘Dark Shadows’”