With Dark Shadows: The Beginning you enter the strange world of the Collins Family. This is pre vampire Barnabas Collins and it is a suspenseful story about Governous Victoria Winters arrival in Collinsport. Victoria was hired Primarily to work for the Collins family at the mysterious mansion, Collinwood. Unknowingly to anyone Victoria Winters is seeking her identity. At Collinwood, Victoria meets reclusive matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, her daughter Carolyn, her brother Roger and his troubled 10 year old son David.
There is a twist in the story as an enemy of the Collins family Burke Devlin returns to Collinsport rich and seeking to destroy the Collins Family and threaten to tell the truth of what happened 10 years prior between Roger Collins, Laura Collins and himself.