House of Dark Shadows is the hard to find 1970 hour and a half distillation of the popular horror soap opera from master purveyor of terror Dan Curtis (The Night Stalker, Trilogy of Terror). Ancient vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) is unleashed from his long captivity by greedy Willie Loomis who had hoped to find the missing Collins family jewels, but instead found the family's darkest secret. Soon, women are being attacked and suffering blood loss. Meanwhile, the Collins family welcomes their newly discovered cousin from England, not suspecting his terrible secret--he's a vampire. Dr. Julia Hoffman (Grayson Hall), a blood specialist, learns the truth and offers Barnabas Collins the chance of a cure for his affliction. But as Barnabas begins a relationship with Collinwood governess Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott), seeking in her his lost love Josette du Pr's, complications arise and the stage is set for betrayal and death.