"I Curse you, Barnabas!" - On the
gothic fantasy series
DARK SHADOWS/NBC/1991, the evil witch Angeliqué
Bouchard (Lysette Anthony) curses Barnabas
Collins (Ben Cross) when he spurns her advances of love because he cares for Josette Dupres
To prevent Barnabas from attaining Josette, Angelique casts a love
spell to pair Josette with Barnabas' brother Jeremiah Collins - thus keeping
Barnabas free to marry her.
But, Barnabas discovers a voodoo figure in Angelique's
room used to cast the love spell, confronts Angelique and vows he will never
love her. Angered, Angelique stabs at Barnabas with a knife but in the
ensuing struggle she falls on the blade. As she dies she declares "I curse you,
Barnabas. For all eternity, I curse you."
Soon after Barnabas is bitten by a
vampire who appears in the image of his love Josette. From the grave Angelique
cries "Your hell shall take whatever shape I choose."
Within a few days Barnabas
dies, followed by Josette, who jumps off Widow's Hill five days after her
beloved Barnabas expires. Barnabas is resurrected 200 years later only to wander
the lonely future pining over the lose of his love Josette.
On the original
daytime soap opera DARK SHADOWS/ABC/1966-71 Jonathan Frid played the
role of Barnabas Collins and Lara Parker appeared as Angeliqué, the beautiful
but wicked witch.
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