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Barnabas Collins: "Tell me, future dweller, what is the year?"
Willie Loomis: "1972."
Barnabas Collins: "1972? Here me, future dweller, you shall be my loyal servant until such time as I release you."
In 'Dark Shadows,' Barnabas Collins spent 200 years locked in a vault before finally being freed, unknowingly, by a group of grave robbers. Now, he's having some trouble adapting to life in the 20th Century, and he needs someone to help him. Caretaker Willie Loomis (Jackie Earle Haley) is just the guy for the job.
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Carolyn Stoddard: "I guess the only thing missing is Alice Cooper."
Barnabas Collins: "Well, she should be our guest, nonetheless!" (watches Alice Cooper singing) "Ugliest woman I've ever seen!"
Alice Cooper does make an appearance in 'Dark Shadows,' singing "No More Mr. Nice Guy." This song, and Cooper's "Ballad Of Dwight Fry," are both on the 'Dark Shadows' movie soundtrack (along with hits from Barry White, Iggy Pop, T. Rex and The Moody Blues).
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Barnabas Collins: "What is your age, if I may?"
Carolyn Stoddard: "Fifteen."
Barnabas Collins: "Fifteen, and no husband? You must put those birthing hips to good use at once, lest your womb shrivel up and die."
Carolyn Stoddard: "You're weird."
Telling Barnabas Collins he's "weird" is actually a compliment, of sorts. Barnabas has definitely got a hang-up about birthing hips, including those belonging to 10-year-old David Collins' governess, Victoria (Bella Heathcote).
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Condemned to the Shadows
Barnabas Collins: "My name is Barnabas Collins. Two centuries ago, I made Collinwood my home... until a jealous witch cursed me, condemning me to the shadows, for all time."
Barnabas made the tragic mistake of upsetting powerful witch Angelique Bouchard in 1792. As a result, she cursed him -- turning him into a vampire and then immediately having him locked in a coffin, where he remained for 200 years. Now THAT is some serious vengeance.
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Locked in a Box
Barnabas Collins: "Have you any idea what you put me through?"
Angelique Bouchard: "Barnabas, get over it."
Barnabas Collins: "Locked in a box for two hundred years!"
Angelique Bouchard: "Don't exaggerate, it was only a hundred and ninety-six."
Angelique's jealousy led her to punish Barnabas. He's really a pretty nice guy, even as a blood-sucking vampire. But he really hates Angelique, so expect some serious fights to ensue.
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