A.V. Club - 10/07/2009
"DARK SHADOWS was way ahead of the curve in the 'sympathetic vampire' genre, and a lot of its confident combination of classic monster-movie tropes and high-minded fantasy ideas influences show as far flung as BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and LOST." -- Grade: B+
One of TV's true cult classics, DARK SHADOWS was a daytime soap with a Gothic twist, a dark-hearted melodrama that sucked in millions of fans during its 1966-1971 run on ABC. The program follows the travails of Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), a charming vampire, and his supernatural bretheren. This special collection offers scenes from throughout the series, and reveals the story behind the ghost of Quentin Collins and the haunting of Collinwood.