They've actually remade Dark Shadows! Barnabas Collins is played by Ben Cross (one of the guys out of Chariots of Fire - not the Scottish one, the other one)
The acting is truly painful!! He's okay but the rest are decidedly dodgy!
Nothing scary about vampires - I find there's something quite sexy about them; EXCEPT for the scary kid in the original Salem's Lot. He tops my list of scary characters!!