On Monday’s blood-thirsty edition of “The Freak Power Ticket” (October 27th), producer/host Ted Coe will explore the history of ‘70s Vampires in Popular Culture, the second part of a series of broadcasts.

A screenshot from the trailer for Dracula (1958), an Hammer Horror production (Public domain: from the Internet Archive).

A screenshot from the trailer for Dracula (1958), an Hammer Horror production (Public domain: from the Internet Archive).

This hourlong special will feature a spooky “Me Generation” overview of: TV programs and other material for children; horror-comedy spoofs; spy-thriller, swashbuckler, and martial-arts genre hybrids that were the swan songs of the Hammer House of Horror (and the end of a fifteen-year Christopher Lee/Peter Cushing Dracula-series collaboration); two of Dan Curtis Productions’ influential small-screen works from 1974, the cult series Kolchak: The Night Stalker (with Darren McGavin) and a well-received Dracula adaptation with Jack Palance — plus two other versions of Bram Stoker’s gothic romance; David Cronenberg’s epidemiological “body horror” classic Rabid (and the earlier Shivers); George A. Romero’s vampiric serial-killer Martin; Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu remake; and Tobe Hooper’s hit mini-series take on Stephen King’s supernatural plague narrative, Salem’s Lot; etc.

Sink your teeth into an hour of music, trailers, and expert commentary detailing the best and most fascinating aspects of those depictions of the Undead in films, television, comic books, and more.

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“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the fall from 11am-12noon PDT.