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Nancy Hodiak is a fictional murder victim and a minor character in the Dark Shadows multimedia franchise. She was referenced by name in the novelization of House of Dark Shadows and was indirectly referenced in the 1970 House of Dark Shadows feature film. As the character did not make an actual appearance in the movie, there is no actress who played her.
Nancy Hodiak was a wealthy young woman who lived in Collinsport, Maine in the year 1970. She hired a local artist named Jeff Clark to paint her portrait, which she intended as a birthday gift for her husband. In June of that year, Jeff completed the portrait and Nancy picked it up from his studio. As Nancy left the studio, she walked up the steep embankment back towards her car. The vampire Barnabas Collins attacked her, drank her blood and strangled her to the point of death. Jeff and his girlfriend, Maggie Evans, discovered Nancy's body minutes later and contacted the Collinsport Sheriff's department. Sheriff George Patterson had Nancy's body taken to the hospital. He gave a sample of her blood to Dr. Julia Hoffman for analysis. Julia discovered that Nancy's blood suffered from bizarre peculiarities similar to those evident in the blood of murder victim, Daphne Budd.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Carolyn Stoddard was created by author Marilyn Ross based on concepts developed by director Dan Curtis and writers Sam Hall and Gordon Russell.
- Aspects of Barnabas' attack on Nancy Hodiak were used to illustrate the murder of Daphne Budd in the House of Dark Shadows movie.
- Nancy's death is referenced in the movie, but she is never mentioned by name.