Chicago, IL (September 27, 2018) – Relive the first Gothic soap-opera television series Dark Shadows when vampire Barnabas Collins arrives on DECADES TV Network every weeknight at 12 am ET beginning Monday, October 29. DECADES will start airing 260 episodes of the drama featuring the guilt-ridden, 175-year-old vampire, including the episode when he made his first appearance on the Noir classic, which originally aired on April 18, 1967. To find out where to watch DECADES, click http://decades.com/
Initially airing on ABC-TV from 1966-71, the soap opera found its own unique place in TV immortality and had fans running home from school to catch each episode. With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, Dark Shadows earned the reputation of being one of the most unusual and enduring programs in broadcasting history. Now, viewers can relive the thrills and chills every weeknight on DECADES.
The creation of legendary producer Dan Curtis, Dark Shadows tells the tragic tale of the Collins family, a seemingly well-to-do patriarchal dynasty that ran a dark New England town from their family estate, appropriately called Collinwood. Into this world enters a young nanny, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke), who soon learns there is a lot more to the Collins family than initially meets the eye. Mysterious relative Barnabas (Jonathan Frid), moves into the dilapidated estate next door, and soon the household is beset with classic monsters, including werewolves, witches and ghosts.
Mixing high camp and gothic horror into the well-tread soap formula, Dark Shadows quickly gathered a fanatical audience so large that, in 2014, TV Guide called the series “One of the 25 greatest cult shows of all time.” Cast members include Joan Bennett, Louis Edmonds, Nancy Barrett, Mitchell Ryan, Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Henesy, Joel Crothers, Mark Allen, George Mitchell, Frank Schofield, Elizabeth Wilson, Conrad Bain, Michael Currie, Jane Rose, Barnard Hughes, Joseph Julian, Katherine Bruce and Alexandra Moltke.