House of Dark Shadows (1970) - full transcript

House Of Dark Shadows, based on the very popular TV Gothic soap opera, follows the life (or is that AFTERlife) of Barnabas Collins. Recently unleashed from his coffin by local drunk, Willie Loomis, the vampire (Barnabas) goes on a killing spree, while at the same time charming his present day family members. In the process he meets local girl Maggie Evans and notices that she looks exactly like his deceased fiance Josette. Barnabas assumes that she is the reincarnation of Josette, and plans to make him his unholy bride for eternity.

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- Daphne, have you seen David?
- No.

- He's not in Mrs. Stoddard's room?
- No, I just left her room.

Okay, thanks.

David, where have you been?
I've been looking for you.

Willie?

Willie Loomis?

Willie?

- Willie!
- What's the matter, Maggie?

Did I scare you?

Don't touch me.
How many times do I have to tell you?

You know you like it.
Why else would you come here?



- I'm looking for David.
- Well, I ain't seen him.

Hey, Maggie, please, don't go.

- I'm gonna find David.
- Forget about David.

Wait, take a look at this, look at this.

I found this in an old book.

- It's where the missing jewels are.
- Oh, please, Willie.

No, honest. Would you listen, please?

"The Madonnas rest high above,
the Lion's Head watches the dove.

And in the womb beneath the hill,
the secret flame glows bright and still."

You're drunk, Willie.

Hey, no, you don't understand.
I mean, that's where they are.

I mean, as soon as I figure it out.

Hey, Maggie,
just think of the money, huh?

- I'll cut you in, huh?
- Loomis!



Go upstairs and get your flashlight.
You're going to look for David.

He's your kid. Find him yourself.

All right, Loomis,
you can pick up your pay in the morning.

Mr. Collins, he...

All right, I'll get my pay in the morning.

But I'll get a lot more than that too,
before then.

"The Madonnas rest high above."

"The Lion Head watches the dove."

David?

David?

I heard you.

David, I'm not gonna punish you.
I just wanna take you home.

David!

David, let me out!

David!

I'm ready to go,
unless you want me to help look for David.

Oh, that won't be necessary.
I'm sure everything will be all right.

I hope so.

Oh, I left the first of the month's checks
for you to sign.

I may be late tomorrow.

Would you like me to send you home
in the car?

Thank you. I drove.

Are you sure there's nothing I can do?

Nothing. Thank you, Daphne.

- Good night, Mrs. Stoddard.
- Good night.

Hey, Daphne.

Daphne.

My God.

David?

Where can Roger be?
I've tried to reach him everywhere.

He should be here.

Don't worry, Mother, we'll find them.

They've been gone so long.
One of them should've been back by now.

- Any luck?
- No, I checked the gatehouse.

And the old swimming pool?
He plays there.

I looked there too, Mrs. Stoddard.

I even drove down the back road.

If Maggie and David are out there,
I don't know where they are.

Something has happened to them,
I know it.

Now, Mother,
the sheriff and his men will be here soon.

Dr. Hoffman and Jeff still with Daphne?

Yes, I didn't have a chance
to tell Jeff about Maggie.

David?

Answer me, David. I know you're there.

David, please.

Oh! David.

Maggie!

Jeff?

- Jeff.
- Maggie.

- Jeff.
- Maggie.

It's David.

- He locked me in there.
- Take it easy.

Come on, Maggie, calm down.

- David.
- David?

David. He locked me in there.

He's in there, Jeff. He's in there.

Maggie, I just caught David
sneaking into his room back at Collinwood.

- Someone... Someone was...
- Now, come on.

Todd's downstairs looking for you.
Take it easy.

It almost looks like a human bite,
doesn't it?

No human could've made
those two punctures.

Yes, well, I certainly don't know
any animal who could've done it either.

Do you think she'll be all right?

I don't know.
She's lost an enormous amount of blood.

But how? Just from that one wound?

I know.

I'll move her to the hospital tomorrow.

They'll do a central venous pressure.
That'll tell us more.

Miss Shepherd,
I'll stay in the room next door tonight.

Wake me if there's any change.

It was a terrible time to disappear.

Well, how was I to know
that all this would happen?

- Julia.
- Will she be all right?

I hope so. She's resting quietly.

Have you any more theories
about what could have attacked her?

I don't know.

The men have searched the grounds,
found nothing.

Obviously, whatever it was
was after Maggie.

Nonsense. I never heard of any animal
that could open doors.

I think she imagined the whole thing.

If she did, you can blame David.
David practically frightened her to death.

Roger, we must decide
what to do about him.

Whatever we decide, Elizabeth,
can wait until tomorrow.

All right, I'm too tired to argue tonight.

- Good night.
- Good night, Elizabeth.

I'll see you tomorrow, George,
when I take Daphne to the hospital.

- Good night, Roger.
- Good night, Julia.

- Good night, Julia.
- See you to the door, George.

- Hey, Seth, how are you?
- Good evening, Joe.

The chief wants a list of your guests
the last two nights.

- Another woman's been attacked.
- What happened?

Same kind of attack
as Daphne Budd's yesterday.

Only this one's dead.

She was strangled?

Yeah.

But the weird thing is,
she was bitten just like Daphne.

Come on, let's get out of here.

What is it?

It's Willie Loomis.

I'm gonna go and speak to him.
He never picked up his pay.

- Hello, Miss Carolyn.
- We've been looking for you, Willie.

How come you didn't think
of looking here, huh?

Uncle Roger has your pay envelope ready.

He does? I'll go get it.

You see, I've been busy. I got a new job.

This opportunity came kind of fast-like.
I took it.

- Well, I'll see you around, Miss Carolyn.
- Hey, Willie.

Hello, Todd.

- Something's happened to him.
- What do you mean?

He's completely different.

- Who is that with him?
- I don't know.

- So he said to me...
- Wow, really?

It's good to see that...

Yes?

Is Elizabeth Collins Stoddard in?

- Who shall I say is calling?
- Barnabas Collins.

A cousin from England.

- Won't you come in, please?
- Thank you.

Wait here a moment.
I'll tell her you're here.

Good evening.

If I didn't see you with my own eyes,
I wouldn't believe it.

It's an extraordinary likeness.

I've never seen anything like it.

It's as if the portrait had come to life.

- Isn't it, Carolyn?
- Yes.

We had no idea
that we still had relatives in England.

I am the last, I'm afraid.

We knew, of course,
that the original Barnabas Collins...

...went to England in 1797.

I've been trying to find out
what he did there...

...but there's been no further mention
of him in the family journals.

Dr. Hoffman has taken
a sabbatical from her practice...

...and has been writing a history
of our family.

- I shall be glad to help you, doctor, if I can.
- Thank you.

Do you come from London, Mr. Collins?

Yes, I do, Professor Stokes.

A city I remember with great relish.

Where do you live there?

Cadogan Square.

Do you, by chance, know the Bromwells?

They're at number 33, I believe.

Excuse me.

Naomi Collins, isn't it?

Yes, the first Barnabas' mother.

I so hoped there'd be someone
like you to wear this.

Oh, it's beautiful.

- Mother, what is it?
- Roger, Carolyn, look.

- Oh!
- Oh, it's exquisite.

The missing jewels. Naomi's necklace.

- Barnabas, where did you find them?
- They're absolutely magnificent.

Legend had it that they were buried
during the Revolutionary War...

...and never found again.

Well, legend is always more romantic
than the truth.

Actually, Naomi gave them to my ancestor
when he left Collinwood.

- They were his share of the estate.
- Mother, you must wear them.

I remember she gave him
the old house too.

I look forward to seeing it.

The first Barnabas wrote a fascinating
memoir of his life in that house.

I've always dreamed of living
in that house.

I'm afraid it's in shocking condition.
We haven't kept it up.

With work,
we could make it livable again.

-Why don't we take you through it?
LIZ: I'm afraid I can't accept this.

You must.

You are as beautiful as she.

Barnabas?

Anybody home?

Hello?

Barnabas?

Anybody home?

Barnabas?

Willie.

I'd heard this was the job you'd gotten.

Yeah.

- If it's Barnabas you want, he ain't here.
- Oh?

The guest of honor
should be getting ready for the party.

That's what you should be doing,
ain't it?

- What's down there?
- Nothing. Just the basement.

I was, you know, just, like, cleaning up.

Tell me, Willie,
how did you meet Barnabas?

Huh?

Just sort of ran into him
at the Blue Whale.

You and Barnabas
having dinner together?

Yeah.

Come on, Carolyn. Come with me.

That's a scene I still can't quite believe.

Why didn't Barnabas come to Collinwood
as soon as he came to town, Willie?

Well, I don't know, Carolyn.

What do you know, Willie?

Carolyn.

What an unexpected pleasure.

Have you come to see how we're doing?

I don't think you need work
any longer, Willie.

I'm fascinated, Barnabas, we all are.

The restoration is really coming along.

Thank you, Carolyn.

Tell me, did the original Barnabas
live in that house on Cadogan Square?

No, he settled in Coventry.

The family place was destroyed
during the war.

I shall be in London this summer.
You must give me some people to look up.

I will be delighted to.

You know, we're all very surprised...

...that you've decided to settle
in Collinsport.

When you know me better, you won't be.

I'm beginning to wonder, Cousin Barnabas,
if I shall ever know you at all.

There is so much about you
that I'm dying to know.

- Ah, Mrs. Pettibone.
- Good evening.

- How are you?
- Very well.

Evening. Has Maggie come down yet?

- No, I haven't seen her yet.
- Thank you.

Good evening, Mrs. Pettibone.
How nice to see you.

Believe me, only a party at Collinwood
would have gotten me out of my house.

- All those dreadful attacks.
- There's nothing to them.

You remember Elizabeth.

- Good evening.
- How are you?

Excuse me.

Your dress is charming.

- You look lovely.
- Thank you.

After an afternoon at the hospital,
I'm not sure I can make this transition.

- How is Miss Budd?
- Good evening, Julia.

- Cousin Barnabas.
- Good evening, Carolyn.

Dr. Hoffman, you're stunning.

Thank you, thank you very much.

Some costume.

Who is that girl?

Oh, that's Maggie Evans.
She's David's governess.

Haven't you met her?

What a shame.

Yes, this is her last night
at Collinwood, isn't it?

Oh, Jeff...

Oh, you look great.

- Want a drink?
- Yes.

Let me get you some punch, Carolyn.

All right, one punch and nothing for me.

Jeff, I'd like you to meet John.

- Excuse me a second.
- Okay.

I beg your pardon, I'm Barnabas Collins.

Hello, Mr. Collins.

What's wrong with you tonight?

Your dress, you must have found it here.

Yes, I did.
I found it in an old trunk in the attic.

It was made in Paris, I think.

Yes, and if I'm right,
it belonged to Josette du Pres...

...who came here to marry my ancestor
almost 200 years ago.

There's a portrait of her
wearing that dress.

I've never seen it.

You look very much like her.

- Maggie, your drink.
- Thank you, Jeff.

Do you two know each other?

Yes, we do.

Excuse me.
I will see you later in the evening.

Yes, of course.

You mustn't leave.

You know, I was watching you and David
this evening...

...and he's so fond of you,
and you are of him.

Now, things can still work out,
believe me.

We've just met,
and yet I feel I've known you for so long.

Go tell Elizabeth you'll stay.

She wants you.

David does.

I do.

Things will be different.

Very different.

You almost make me believe they can be.

I'll see that they are.

Well, I am intruding, obviously.

Maggie, Mother wants to talk with you.

And Maggie has something to say to her,
don't you?

Yes, I do.

You've persuaded me.

Carolyn, I'm going to stay.

Come on.

Josette.

Josette, you have come back to me.

I gave her this music box 180 years ago.

This was her room.

It's exactly as it was
the night we were to be married.

And I'll never allow
anyone in here, Willie.

I won't even allow you.

But now plans must be changed.

This was her wedding gown.

She never got to wear it.

What happened, Barnabas?

When we fell in love, my Josette and I,
I was as you are, Willie.

But when they put this curse upon me,
there was only one way I could have her.

I went to her that night
and offered her eternal life, eternal love.

That's when she found out
what our marriage was to be.

Well, how did she die?

The cliff at Widow's Hill.

I couldn't stop her.

They found her body on the rocks below.

And they found me.

My father couldn't bring himself
to destroy me...

...so he chained me in that coffin
for what he thought would be eternity.

Willie, I never thought I'd see her again,
but now I've been given a second chance.

Because tonight
I found her again, Willie.

I found my Josette.

And this time,
there will be that wedding.

Hey, you don't mean Maggie Evans?

Barnabas, now,
she ain't no reincarnation of Josette.

Even if she does look like her.

I won't let you do it, Barnabas.

How dare you follow me to this house.

I didn't summon you.
Don't come in this room.

You love me, Barnabas, not her.

- I will not have you speak of love here.
- I'm gonna tell Maggie Evans about you.

I won't let you touch her. I won't.

Willie! Willie!

Barnabas, what are you doing?

Barnabas! Carolyn... Stop it!

Get her out, Willie.

She has desecrated this room.

Get her out.

Oh, I can't...

I can't take you in, Carolyn.

Can you make it, huh? Oh...

Oh. Oh.

Oh, my.

Carolyn, don't you ever
come back to Barnabas.

He'll kill you.

I swear he will.

Don't you ever come back.

Go on in, honey.

Go on.

Precious in the eyes of the Lord
is the sight of those of his children...

...who have followed his way
and led a good and upright life.

Asleep, O Lord, far from thee thy kindred
in their graves may be...

...but there is still a blessed sleep
from which one ever wakes to keep.

Carolyn Stoddard,
loving daughter of Elizabeth Stoddard...

...niece of Roger Collins,
devoted cousin of David Collins...

...beloved fiancée of Todd Blake.

May she find peace
as she enters into life eternal.

Amen.

The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures.

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death...

...I will fear no evil
for thou art with me.

Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies.

Thou anointest my head with oil.

My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days of my life...

...and I shall dwell
in the house of the Lord forever.

Doesn't look as if this storm
will ever end.

I'm still chilled from that cemetery.

I see you're still working
on the blood samples of the victims.

Yes.

Did they reveal anything to you?

I've discovered a cell in these samples
that I've never seen before.

It obviously must have entered the body of
the victims when they were being attacked.

Julia, do you believe
in the existence of vampires?

You're not really serious.

I am.

You know, there are many well-documented
case histories...

...even some from the 20th century.

Well, I know about the legends...

...that they exist only at night
and they have no reflections in a mirror.

We're not dealing with legend, Julia.

In Carolyn's death and the other...

...the bodies were almost
entirely drained of blood.

There's no animal in this area
that attacks people for their blood.

There's no animal
that strangles its victims.

And what do the police think
about this theory of yours?

If I told the police the creature
they're looking for lives by night...

...and sleeps in a coffin by day,
they would question my sanity.

Assuming you're right...

...this cell that I've discovered
would indicate that this creature...

...whatever it is, might be curable.

Vampirism is not a disease, Julia.

Vampires are the living dead.

How in the world
are you going to prove that?

I'm afraid the proof
will be forthcoming very soon.

If I catch this one...

If I catch this one, Carolyn isn't dead

If I catch this one...

If I catch this one, Carolyn isn't dead

Maggie.

We'll be having dinner in a few minutes.

Everyone else is in the gallery.
Have you seen David?

Yes, he was terribly upset after the
funeral, so I suggested he take a nap.

- I'll go get him if you'd like.
- No, never mind.

Let him be.

It's been a shattering experience for him.
I think he's better off sleeping.

David.

David.

Who is it?

Who's calling me?

I'm here, David.

Just come to me.

Carolyn, is that you?

Is it really you?

Just come to me, David.

I want so much to see you.

Over here, David, over here.

Just keep coming to me.

Carolyn?

You mustn't be afraid, David.

I'm not going to hurt you.

You know I'd never do anything
to hurt you.

Stay away from me. You're dead!

Thank you.

I saw her. I saw her.

She's alive. She's alive.

Carolyn's alive!

How dare you pull your tricks
at a time like this.

- David.
- But I saw her.

- David, I told you and will not tell you again.
- David.

David, come here.

Eliot, please.

- Where did you see her?
- You don't believe...

Where did you see her?

At the old swimming pool.

Roger.

Eliot, I think this has gone far enough.

I think it would be a good idea if Maggie
were to take the boy back to his room.

Why don't you believe me?

- David.
- I saw her.

Please.

She called to me, Father.

I think she wanted to hurt me.

Please believe me.

Please believe me, Father, please.

It's all right, David.

We'll talk about it later.

We need to go to your room.

Well, Eliot, what is it you want to say?

I believe he saw Carolyn.

And I suggest we try to find her now.

Eliot, I think it is shocking...

...that you are willing to believe
the hallucinations of an upset child.

We are not going anywhere.

I warn you, this must be taken seriously.

Professor, Carolyn is dead.

There's one way of proving
the boy is right.

- How?
- By opening Carolyn's coffin.

Oh, for God's sake.

We are not going to discuss this tonight
or in the future.

Elizabeth, please.

You must listen to what Eliot has to say.

I believe Carolyn
was destroyed by a vampire.

And tonight,
she walks as one of the living dead.

Elizabeth, wait.

Professor, I respect you enough
to believe almost anything you say.

But the things I've heard tonight...

...I don't see how you can expect
any sane person to believe them.

I must warn you to be careful, Todd.

Of what?

Because of your particular relationship
with Carolyn...

...you are the person
she is most likely to seek out.

I believe Carolyn was destroyed
by a vampire...

...and tonight,
she walks as one of the living dead.

- Oh, my God.
- Don't be frightened, Todd.

We're going to be together...

...in a world very different
from the one you know now.

A world without end.

- I've got the blood here, doctor.
- Good.

They found him wandering around
outside the cemetery this morning...

...barely conscious.

Are they sure it was Carolyn?

Today, the sheriff put a curfew
on the town.

From now on, no one will be
allowed to go out after dark.

Carolyn!

You are never to go near Todd again.

I want him.

And I'm going to have him.

I need him.

Not only are you to leave Todd alone...

...but you are not to touch anyone
at Collinwood.

Is that clear?

Willie!

What's the matter, Barnabas?

See that she doesn't leave this room.

Barnabas, you shouldn't have
come here tonight.

You were taking a terrible chance.

But I had to.

- Why weren't you here yesterday?
- I don't think it bears further discussion.

Oh, but it does.

I was called out of town.

Where is Elizabeth? I'd like to see her.

- She's ups...
- I'm afraid that's not possible now.

I've just given her another sedative
and she's sleeping again.

Julia, how is Todd?

About the same. He's sleeping too.

- You brought him here?
- Yes.

Was that wise?

Well, we think it very wise.

Eliot Stokes feels that Carolyn
will try to get to Todd tonight.

Oh, I see.

I just wish they'd find the one
who caused all this.

- Have they discovered anything else?
- No, they haven't.

Jeff, you're not planning to go back
to your studio tonight, are you?

No, I'm not. Mrs. Johnson
has fixed a room for me upstairs.

Good.

I think you'd better stay the night
at Collinwood too.

No, I must get back to the old house.
I have work to do.

But you only just arrived.

You know how dangerous it is
going through those woods.

I don't think there's anything
to be concerned about.

And actually, I hadn't planned to stay.

Now, don't worry.

On my way over, I ran into at least
half a dozen of the sheriff's deputies.

The whole area's being well protected.
I'll be all right.

Good night.

- Good night, Mr. Collins.
- Good night.

Well, at least let me walk you
down the drive.

Carolyn!

Carolyn, where...?

Willie?

- Willie, where is Carolyn?
- I don't know.

Is everything okay?

I still feel we're taking a terrible chance
with that boy's life.

George, you know there's no other way.

If he's here, she'll come for him.

Now, there won't be any mistakes,
will there?

No, don't worry, Eliot.

The men know that the cross will
give them all the protection they need.

If only we knew who did it to her.

Frightening, isn't it?

Knowing that Carolyn
is out there somewhere, right now.

Finished checking the north.
Nothing to report, we're coming in.

Right. Check with me when you get here.

Charlie, look out!

Oh, my God.

- They hit a tree.
- It's up around the bend, come on.

It looks like it's burning.

They've got both men out of the
car. Dr. Hoffman is looking at them now.

Are they going to be all right?

Yes, I think they're just badly shaken up.

I don't understand this.
Alex must have seen something.

- Yes, but what?
- I don't know.

Hank, I want every available man to
report to the front entrance immediately.

I'm on my way down.

We better check Todd now.

Carolyn.

Oh, Carolyn.

She's up here!

Jeff, take care of Todd.

No.

No.

Don't do it, Eliot!

Carolyn!

Has she spoken yet?

No.

She's completely closed herself off.

- You can't come in right now.
- Tell Mr. Collins I'd like to see him.

- He's away in Portland on business.
- When will he be back?

- I don't know, he didn't say.
- Oh!

Oh, what marvelous things
you and Barnabas have done here.

It really is extraordinary.

Hey, Dr. Hoffman,
I told you. Barnabas, he ain't here.

Look at this workmanship. Wow.

Shouldn't be too long now,
should it, Willie?

What do you mean?

The sun just went down.

You want to see me, doctor?

That will be all, Willie.

What can I do for you, doctor?

Put that away.

I can't.

I can change you.

I can make you a normal human being.

Doctor, you're out of your mind.

Listen to me.

I'll put this away if you guarantee
my safety, and I'll prove it.

All right, prove it.

I've done a great deal of research
on your victims.

You have a very destructive cell
in your bloodstream. I've isolated it.

I've been able to destroy it.

Why should that be important to me?

I'm convinced that this cell
keeps you the way you are.

That's right, Barnabas, I can eliminate it.

You'll be able to live
a perfectly normal life.

If I didn't know what I was talking about,
I wouldn't have come here.

Why would I deliberately
place my life in danger?

Why would you, doctor?

Because I know I will succeed.

If you could have a different life,
wouldn't you want it?

Do you think anyone
could enjoy an existence like mine?

I haven't seen the light of day
in almost 200 years.

When do you want to begin, doctor?

I'll be increasing the dosage
as time goes on.

How many injections
will there be altogether?

I have no way of knowing that
until I've studied the effect of this one.

Barnabas.

I spoke to Professor Stokes today.

The fact that there have been
no attacks recently...

...has almost convinced him
that the vampire has disappeared.

And the police have lifted the curfew.

Julia, I owe it all to you.

I don't know
how I shall ever be able to thank you.

It would be pointless now, anyway.

We must wait
until we achieve total success.

Where did you find that?

It belonged to somebody I knew
many years ago.

Very beautiful.

I intend to give it to someone soon.

Someone I love very much.

- More champagne?
- Yes, thank you.

You know, I was looking at the portrait
of Josette earlier this evening.

And again, I couldn't help but think
how much you resemble her.

Barnabas, I'd love to see the portrait.

You will, very soon.

What is it, Willie?

I just wondered
if you wanted something else.

- Would you like some coffee?
- No, thank you.

That will be all, Willie.

That will be all.

Maggie, I have something for you.

I want you to have this.

Oh, Barnabas, it's beautiful.

It belonged to Josette du Pres.

It was given to her
by my namesake just before she died.

I'll always treasure it.

Why did you give Maggie
that music box?

You know I'm very fond of her.

You'll not do to her
what you did to Carolyn.

Willie, this is going to be different.

- What do you mean, different?
- Haven't you noticed I've changed recently?

I don't care about that,
I only care about Maggie.

I'm the last person
who would let anything happen to Maggie.

Barnabas, please, stay away from her.

Anyway, you know
she's already spoken for.

She won't be seeing Jeff for several days.
I've seen to that.

What are you talking about?
You ain't done nothing to Jeff, have you?

On the contrary, Willie,
I've done something for him.

Maggie!

Willie.

Willie, what?...?

You gotta get away
from Collinwood, Maggie.

David, take those things inside,
would you?

- Why?
- Git!

Willie!

Maggie, you gotta take my word for it
because I can't explain it, see?

No, I don't see, Willie.

Maggie, you know
how I feel about you.

I don't want anything to happen to you.

- What do you think is gonna happen to me?
- Will you please believe me? That's all.

- Willie, I appreciate this concern, but...
- You gonna see Barnabas tonight?

Yes, I am.

If you don't tell me what's bothering you,
I'm gonna go inside. I've got work to do.

What is it?

Nothing, Maggie, nothing.

Willie, I'll never understand you.

Thank you.

Maggie, are you going to tell me
what's been troubling you this evening?

Oh, Barnabas, has it been that obvious?

Or have you gotten to know me better
than I thought you had?

Well, I'm sure anyone could see
that something's been disturbing you.

And now, tell me what it is.

Well, this afternoon,
Willie Loomis came to see me.

Now, Barnabas, I know there are times
when Willie seems a little strange...

...but he seemed so concerned about me,
even frightened.

Can you tell me why he's concerned?

He just kept telling me
that I was in danger.

I couldn't get him to explain
what he was talking about.

But the thing that's been troubling me...

...is the feeling
that he was completely sincere.

But that, of course,
doesn't make him right, now, does it?

No, of course not.

You know, Maggie,
Willie's very fond of you.

In view of the recent attacks...

...I'm sure he imagines
that something might happen to you.

- Now, doesn't that make sense?
- Yes, I guess so.

Well, then, there's no reason
for you to be disturbed, now, is there?

- I'm sorry, Barnabas.
- Oh, don't be sorry.

I want you to enjoy yourself.

At least we can drink a toast to Willie...

...for being so considerate of your safety.

Willie!

What's the matter?
What's wrong, Barnabas?

What's the matter? What happened?

You went to her
and warned her about me.

You betrayed me.

No, Barnabas,
I never mentioned your name, I swear it.

You tried to send her
away from me, Willie.

- I didn't mention your name, I swear.
- Who else did you talk to?

Who else did you talk to?

- Barnabas.
- Who else?

Professor Stokes.

Julia!

What do you want, professor?

What do I want? To come in, of course.

Well, if it's Barnabas you wanna see,
he ain't here.

Willie, what's the meaning of this?

You knew I'd be here this morning.

Oh, yeah, yeah.

The things I said to you
yesterday afternoon...

...I guess I owe you an apology.

What's wrong, Willie?

Well...

You see, what I said to you,
I was kind of drunk.

I didn't know
what I was talking about.

I'm sorry.

My God, Willie.
He did this to you, didn't he?

Did what, Professor Stokes?

- This is impossible.
- What is impossible?

Are you going to tell me
you're accustomed to the light of day...

...and expect me to believe it?

- Why wouldn't you believe it?
- Because I know better.

What exactly do you know, professor?

I had my suspicions
even before Willie came to me.

But of course, a man can't be
considered guilty on suspicion alone.

Guilty of what?

Vampirism, Mr. Collins.

You'll be making a serious mistake
if you pursue this, professor.

As the leading authority in this case,
you yourself have said...

...that a vampire cannot exist
in the light of day.

I don't know how you manage
to accomplish it...

Eliot.

I had considered your question that day
at the hospital laboratory...

...to be merely hypothetical.

What are you talking about?

Good God, you were really serious,
weren't you?

Julia, let's not play insane games.

I know the truth
about Barnabas Collins and so do you.

What truth?

You were the only one who could have
helped him find a way to survive daylight.

But in heaven's name, why did you do it?

I don't know
what you're talking about, Eliot.

I haven't helped anybody do anything.

There haven't been any attacks
for over a month now.

What about the others?
And the death of Carolyn Stoddard?

Are we simply
to forgive and forget those...

...merely because you're attempting
to cure the monster responsible?

He is not a monster.

Julia, you're in love with him.

Well, I pity you.

You know Maggie Evans
is the only woman he's interested in.

And I warn you,
if anything happens to Maggie...

...I shall see
that you are held responsible.

- You seem so preoccupied.
- Do I?

I was just thinking
what a lovely, beautiful day it is.

You know, you're a very unusual man.

Why do you say that?

You don't behave the same
during the day as you do at night.

You know, the other evening,
when we went for dinner...

...you hardly took your eyes off me.

Today, you've barely looked at me.

You've dominated my thoughts all day.

I can't tell you
how exciting it is to be with you.

Look at those trees.

How lovely they look
reflected in the sunlight.

Barnabas, I love to be with you.

You have a way of looking at things,
simple, ordinary things...

...as if they were completely new to you,
as if you'd never seen them before.

I've never seen them in the way I do
when I'm with you.

You know, I feel I'm beginning
a whole new life...

...and you're responsible for that life.

Oh, Barnabas.

Julia?

Julia, I'm glad you're here.

I want to tell you about my plans.

Your plans?

Yes, but first, I wanna know
how long before we're through.

I'm hopeful
that after three more treatments...

...you'll be permanently cured.

Is there any way of speeding it up?

Too much fluid in your system
could be dangerous.

I still don't know
what effect it might have.

I'll give you the normal dose tonight.

Forgive my being anxious, but...

Well, I do have good reason.

- And may I ask what it is?
- Yes.

I'm going to ask Maggie to marry me.

Well, Julia,
aren't you going to say anything?

Julia, without you,
none of this would've been possible.

Julia, I want you to share my happiness.

Julia, forgive me, I had no idea.

No idea of what?

How you felt.

It's almost night.

I'll prepare your next injection.

Vampirism is not a disease, Julia.

Vampires are the living dead.

There is only one woman
he is interested in, Maggie Evans.

Maggie Evans.

Is everything all right, Julia?

Yes.

I'm ready.

Julia.

Julia, something is happening
inside me.

Something terrible.
Now tell me what it is.

You've betrayed me.

Barnabas, your face.

Your face.

I will come for you, Josette.

I will come for you soon.

What is it? What happened?

- Is she gonna be all right, doctor?
- There's been no change.

But if we can keep him away from her,
she'll recover.

Oh, I never should've left her alone.

I never should've gone to Boston
and left her alone.

Of course, I knew Barnabas
and Willie would be gone...

...when I went to the old house.

Eliot, I don't understand why you didn't
tell us about Barnabas Collins before.

Would you have believed me if I told you
that the very old man Mrs. Stoddard saw...

...was actually Barnabas Collins?

And how is that possible?
How could anybody age so rapidly?

I'm sorry to say
that Julia Hoffman knew about Barnabas...

...and was trying to help him.

- How?
- I don't know.

But somehow, she was able to make it
possible for him to appear during the day.

But then something went wrong
and Barnabas began to age.

He must have reasoned that fresh blood
would reverse the aging process...

...so he attacked Maggie.

But the real danger to Maggie Evans
is only beginning.

Why?

After what I discovered
at the old house...

...I asked Roger to show me
the books of Collins' family history.

We've just spent the past two hours...

...reading the 18th-century history
of the family.

In 1797, Josette du Pres was to become
the bride of Barnabas Collins.

But there was no wedding,
because Josette died a mysterious death.

Maggie Evans bears
an astonishing resemblance to Josette.

I am convinced that tomorrow evening,
the anniversary of Josette's death...

...Barnabas Collins intends
to take a bride.

Anything?

The panel in Maggie's room leads
to a series of tunnels and corridors...

...that take you out on the beach
below Widow's Hill.

I want you to go over it again.

Check the walls, make sure
there are no passageways that we missed.

Now, keep in touch with me.
I'll be back in my office this afternoon.

See you later.

Silver bullets.

They'll kill him, but you have
to shoot him directly in the heart.

- Where's Professor Stokes?
- We split up when we got to the beach.

He and Roger went up
towards the north cove...

...and they ought to be back by now.

You better get some rest.

You're gonna need it
when it's dark again.

We're all meeting at my office at dusk.

I'll call you if anything happens
during the day.

All right.

You Mr. Jeff Clark?

Yeah.

Yeah, I'm Jeff Clark.
What do you want?

Mr. Roger Collins and another gentleman
told me to give you this.

St. Eustace lsland?

- What time did they give you this?
- About 5:00.

Well, what time is it now?

- Almost 6.
- Almost 6?

Professor, you gave me
a little scare there.

Sorry, Jeff. I thought you saw me.

No, I didn't.

- You okay?
- Perfectly all right, Jeff.

You took quite a chance
coming out here.

- Have you seen anything?
- Barnabas Collins is not here.

I proceeded on a hunch,
but I was wrong.

Stupid of me.

I think we'd better go back
to the mainland at once.

Well, if you're sure.

Where's Roger Collins?

At the last minute, he changed his mind
about coming with me.

He was afraid
to leave Elizabeth alone for too long.

I can't do anything.

Maggie...

I wish I could help you, but I can't.
I can't do anything.

Can I get you a glass of water?

I'll get you a glass of water.

Jeff. What are you doing here?

I'm gonna take her with me, Willie.

You crazy?

He'll kill you
like he did Stokes and Roger.

Maggie. Maggie, look at me.

You're wasting your time.

You're wasting your time, Jeff.
There's nobody for her but Barnabas.

- Where is he, Willie?
- He's in the chapel.

I gotta bring her to him.

Maggie.

Maggie, I gotta get you out of here.

I gotta get you out of here, and I
can do it now, but you gotta look at...

Come on, Maggie, he's waiting.

I have waited so long
for this moment, Josette.

Clark!

Come.

I command you to come to me.

You cannot resist me, Clark.

I command you to hear me, Clark.

And you will obey me.

You can hear me, Clark.

And you will obey me.

Every wedding needs a witness.

And you will be witness to this one.

Willie!

Maggie.

It's all right.

- Oh, Jeff.
- Everything's gonna be all right now.

Jeff.