The Dark Shadows saga is begins with the full measure of eroticism, spellbinding suspense, and gripping storytelling. The dashing heir of a New England shipping magnate, Barnabas Collins captures the heart of the exquisite, young Angelique amidst the sensual beauty of Martinique, her island home. But Angelique's brief happiness is doomed when Barnabas deserts her for another. With this one betrayal, Barnabas unleashes an evil that will torment him for all time. For Angelique is no ordinary woman. Vowing to destroy Barnabas, a vengeful Angelique damns him to eternal life as a vampire-a companion to accompany her forever. Little does Angelique understand the depth of Barnabas's fury... The first chapter of the irresistible Dark Shadows series. A deliciously macabre story of love and vengeance. Now a major motion picture by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp.