Movies Hate You Too writes:
The original Dark Shadows ran from 1966 to 1971 as an afternoon ‘supernatural’ soap opera that finished with over 1200 episodes. The show has been credited with influencing several other future paranormal themed shows such as Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer in addition to being ahead of its time and prematurely cancelled. Now, over forty years after going off the air Dark Shadows is set to rise from the cinematic crypt.
After being turned into a vampire and being imprisoned for almost 200 years by a love scorned witch the mysterious Barnabas Collins of Collinwood, Maine has been released upon 1972. He finds himself in a world he doesn’t recognize and stuck with a dysfunctional family he doesn’t know. As he tries to resurrect the family and their floundering fish canning business he encounters an unexpected foe.