Dark Shadows turns 44: Watch the spooky, campy 1st episode now

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Dec 14, 2012

Dark Shadows, which debuted on this date in 1966, launched without its breakout character—we'd have to wait a year before the vampire Barnabas Collins popped up—but even the series' first episode showed that something strange had arrived on daytime TV.

Check out Victoria Winters as she arrives at Collinwood Mansion in the gothic soap that captured the imaginations of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, who are still hoping to bring the series to the big screen someday.

DARK SHADOWS EPISODE 1Dark Shadows Forever | MySpace Video