Editor's NoteThis popular, long-running series from the 1960s was updated in 1991 and brought to a new audience with remarkable success. The story once again follows the governess Victoria (Joanna Going), who arrives at the Collinwood mansion to take a job, only to find a legacy of ghosts, vampires, and mystery, in a darkly captivating show replete with Gothic themes. Here, Ben Cross plays Barnabas Collins, who is secretly a 175-year-old reformed vampire who must live with the guilt of his past. Dr. Julia Hoffman (Barbara Steele) knows his secret, and soon falls madly in love with him. The numerous parallel stories of the Collins family and their friends, shot through with love, death, séances, and more otherworldly occurrences, unfortunately had the chance to progress for only 12 episodes before Gulf War coverage forced the program off the air. However, it remains an excellent remake of a haunting, classic show.
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