Dark Shadows was a gothic soap that originally aired weekdays on the ABC
television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. It was unprecedented
in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it
began.The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins,
played by Jonathan Frid (above) appeared a year into its run. Dark Shadows
also featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks,
time travel, and a parallel universe. Now regarded as somewhat of a camp
classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following.