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|Location:||Collinwood, Collinsport, Maine|
|Introduction:||House of Dark Shadows (1970)|
|Actor:||Lisa Blake Richards|
Daphne Budd is a minor character in the 1970 American horror film House of Dark Shadows. She is based on concepts developed in the original 1960s daytime Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows. The character is played by actress Lisa Richards.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Daphne Budd was a secretary who worked for Elizabeth Collins Stoddard in 1970. In June of that year, Daphne left the Collinwood estate early in the evening to return home. The vampire, Barnabas Collins stalked her along the footpath leading out towards her car. Barnabas attacked Daphne and bit her upon the throat, drinking her blood. Daphne stumbled about until she returned to the entrance gate at Collinwood. A man named Jeff Clark arrived at the family mansion for a visit and nearly ran Daphne down. He brought her inside where a family friend, Dr. Julia Hoffman attended Daphne’s wounds. She remarked that they appeared to be the result of a bit from some strange animal. Several days later, Daphne died.
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The character of Daphne Budd was created by director Dan Curtis and writers Sam Hall and Gordon Russell.
- In the House of Dark Shadows movie, Barnabas attacked Daphne inside of her car. In the novelization of the film, he attacked her along a footpath.
- The movie never implicitly states that Daphne dies from her wounds, but the novel gives a slight bit more detail concerning her death.
- Miss Budd is the second character in the Dark Shadows mythos named Daphne. The first was Daphne Harridge, a character from the "1840 Flashback" in the original Dark Shadows. There is also Daphne Collins from the 1991 Dark Shadows revival series.