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Vampires and Dracula in Old Time Radio

Get your garlic and crucifix, this collection includes a wide variety of vampire-themed old time radio shows.

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41 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 17 hours, 46 min)
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"Hall of Fantasy: Marquis of Death"



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Bela Lugosi

Few mythical creatures inspire more dread and loathing than vampires. At the same time, vampires are a great source of fun because we actually enjoy hating them so much.Vampire stories are a lot like Science Fiction in that the monsters have to conform to a specific set of rules. They can be strangely seductive, and a vampire is likely to be stronger, smarter, faster, and have more options than those who hunt him, not to mention his victims. The only thing that the vampire’s nemesis has going for him is the rules, and woe to the vampire, victim, or hunter who winds up on the wrong side of the rules.

What are those rules? That depends to a great extent upon who is telling the story. Vampires are incredibly hard to kill since they are generally dead already. We usually think of vampires as creatures of the night because they burst into flame when they are hit by the rays of the sun, but there are vampires who can spend the day in the sun without a care. Garlic is supposed to keep vampires at bay, but there is always a chance that you could run into a vampire enjoying a slice of pie at the local pizzeria. Vampires are supposed to be repulsed by the Cross, but the “real” Count Dracula, Vlad III or Vlad Tepes, “Vlad the Impaler”, was a historical figure who was a noted Christian warrior fighting the Ottomans. The one thing that everyone can agree on when it comes to vampires is that they have an unquenchable thirst for the blood of the living.

Undead creatures who drain the life-force from the living occur in the folklore of many cultures, including the chupacabra of Latin America, the Manananggal of the Philippines, the Japanese Nukekubi, and the impundulu of Madagascar. The “modern” or Western vampire is based on Eastern European folklore. Although they are ancient beliefs by our standards, most of them only go back a few hundred years. Archeologists have found a number of “vampire gravesites” in recent years throughout Europe. The defining feature of a vampire grave is that the deceased are buried in such a way so as to ensure that the dead stay that way.

Bride of DraculaA common method is to stake body into the grave, usually with a stake driven through the heart into the earth of the grave. This was seen at a Bulgarian site discovered in 2013, two corpses were discovered with iron bars driven through them. Another practice is to stuff the mouth of a suspected or potential vampire with garlic, and sometimes a rock is placed between the jaws of the deceased to prevent them from chewing through their shroud and infecting others with vampirism. One of the most effective vampire burials is the practice of decapitating the corpse and placing the head between its legs. There is no record of any vampire problems after such a burial.

Preventing vampires from coming back from the dead is a grisly business, but how do you deal with the vampires who get through anyway? According to one Romanian legend, you need a virgin boy, a lad of seven is the standard, wearing white, riding a white virgin stallion. Send the team into the graveyard at mid-day and the horse will stop before the grave of the vampire. Of course, there is the possibility that there is an especially tasty looking tuft of grass growing on the grave, but better safe than sorry when it comes to vampires!

Most of what we think we know about vampires comes from Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel, Dracula. Dracula is an ancient Transylvanian nobleman who inhabits a decaying castle in the Carpathian Mountains. For centuries, the Count has been hatching a plot for world domination which he finally unleashes in the 19th century by infiltrating London. The story of Count Dracula has been told numerous times in multiple media, including the 16 part radio serial included in this collection. The most familiar version of the story and our most popular vision of a vampire comes from the 1931 film Dracula starring Bela Lugosi.

Enjoying a good vampire story can be great fun. In many ways it is not that far removed from sitting in a darkened clubhouse or tent and holding a flashlight to your chest, shining it up onto your face, and intoning “this is a true story, and it happened not far from here…” Even though the stories give us a good scare, nobody really believes them.

But then again, it cannot hurt to keep some fresh garlic on hand, could it? Just in case?

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    total playtime 17 hours, 46 min
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      41 shows - total playtime 17 hours 46 minutes
      1. Birds Eye Open House 460509 110 Shoo Fly Pie Apple Pan Dowdy.mp3
      2. Boris Karloff Vampire Sleeps.mp3
      3. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 740502 Dracula.mp3
      4. Columbia Workshop 400728 040 Carmilla.mp3
      5. Dracula 01 Guest.mp3
      6. Dracula 02 Castle.mp3
      7. Dracula 03 Lizard.mp3
      8. Dracula 04 Escape.mp3
      9. Dracula 05 Whitby By Sea.mp3
      10. Dracula 06 Enter Van Helsing.mp3
      11. Dracula 07 Draculas Victory.mp3
      12. Dracula 08 Good Evil.mp3
      13. Dracula 09 Undead.mp3
      14. Dracula 10 Tomb.mp3
      15. Dracula 11 Van Helsings Plan.mp3
      16. Dracula 12 Vampires Lair.mp3
      17. Dracula 13 Blood Of My Blood.mp3
      18. Dracula 14 Into Battle.mp3
      19. Dracula 15 Chase.mp3
      20. Dracula 16 Final Encounter.mp3
      21. Escape 129 500630 Bloodbath.mp3
      22. Hall Of Fantasy 530622 E31 Marquis Of Death.mp3
      23. Hermits Cave 11 Vampires Desire.mp3
      24. I L M 500102 01 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      25. I L M 500103 02 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      26. I L M 500104 03 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      27. I L M 500105 04 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      28. I L M 500106 05 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      29. I L M 500109 06 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      30. I L M 500110 07 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      31. I L M 520516 25 My Beloved Is Vampire.mp3
      32. Mark Trail 500306 Vampires From Deep.mp3
      33. Mark Trail 501018 Wings Of Vampire.mp3
      34. Mercury Theater 380711 01 Dracula.mp3
      35. Mercury Theater 380711 Dracula.mp3
      36. Nick Carter 440219 045 Death After Dark.mp3
      37. Prowl Car Wilshire Werewolf.mp3
      38. Sherlock Holmes 471214 12 Sussex Vampire.mp3
      39. Sherlock Holmes 640918 07 Sussex Vampire.mp3
      40. Texaco Star Theatre 391115 049 Criminal Code.mp3
      41. Witchs Tale 330306 Graveyard Mansion.mp3
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    total playtime 17 hours, 46 min
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      41 shows - total playtime 17 hours 46 minutes
      1. Birds Eye Open House 460509 110 Shoo Fly Pie Apple Pan Dowdy.mp3
      2. Boris Karloff Vampire Sleeps.mp3
      3. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 740502 Dracula.mp3
      4. Columbia Workshop 400728 040 Carmilla.mp3
      5. Dracula 01 Guest.mp3
      6. Dracula 02 Castle.mp3
      7. Dracula 03 Lizard.mp3
      8. Dracula 04 Escape.mp3
      9. Dracula 05 Whitby By Sea.mp3
      10. Dracula 06 Enter Van Helsing.mp3
      11. Dracula 07 Draculas Victory.mp3
      12. Dracula 08 Good Evil.mp3
      13. Dracula 09 Undead.mp3
      14. Dracula 10 Tomb.mp3
      15. Dracula 11 Van Helsings Plan.mp3
      16. Dracula 12 Vampires Lair.mp3
      17. Dracula 13 Blood Of My Blood.mp3
      18. Dracula 14 Into Battle.mp3
      19. Dracula 15 Chase.mp3
      20. Dracula 16 Final Encounter.mp3
      21. Escape 129 500630 Bloodbath.mp3
      22. Hall Of Fantasy 530622 E31 Marquis Of Death.mp3
      23. Hermits Cave 11 Vampires Desire.mp3
      24. I L M 500102 01 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      25. I L M 500103 02 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      26. I L M 500104 03 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      27. I L M 500105 04 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      28. I L M 500106 05 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      29. I L M 500109 06 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      30. I L M 500110 07 Temple Of Vampires.mp3
      31. I L M 520516 25 My Beloved Is Vampire.mp3
      32. Mark Trail 500306 Vampires From Deep.mp3
      33. Mark Trail 501018 Wings Of Vampire.mp3
      34. Mercury Theater 380711 01 Dracula.mp3
      35. Mercury Theater 380711 Dracula.mp3
      36. Nick Carter 440219 045 Death After Dark.mp3
      37. Prowl Car Wilshire Werewolf.mp3
      38. Sherlock Holmes 471214 12 Sussex Vampire.mp3
      39. Sherlock Holmes 640918 07 Sussex Vampire.mp3
      40. Texaco Star Theatre 391115 049 Criminal Code.mp3
      41. Witchs Tale 330306 Graveyard Mansion.mp3
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    41 recordings on 20 Audio CDs
    total playtime 17 hours, 46 min

    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A001

    1. Boris Karloff Vampire Sleeps
    2. Dracula 01 Guest
    3. Dracula 02 Castle

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A002

    1. Dracula 03 Lizard
    2. Dracula 04 Escape

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A003

    1. Dracula 05 Whitby By Sea
    2. Dracula 06 Enter Van Helsing

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A004

    1. Dracula 07 Draculas Victory
    2. Dracula 08 Good Evil

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A005

    1. Dracula 09 Undead
    2. Dracula 10 Tomb

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A006

    1. Dracula 11 Van Helsings Plan
    2. Dracula 12 Vampires Lair

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A007

    1. Dracula 13 Blood Of My Blood
    2. Dracula 14 Into Battle

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A008

    1. Dracula 15 Chase
    2. Dracula 16 Final Encounter

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A009

    1. Hermits Cave 11 Vampires Desire
    2. Prowl Car Wilshire Werewolf

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A010

    1. Witchs Tale 330306 Graveyard Mansion

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A011

    1. Mercury Theater 380711 01 Dracula

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A012

    1. Mercury Theater 380711 Dracula

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A013

    1. Texaco Star Theatre 391115 049 Criminal Code
    2. Columbia Workshop 400728 040 Carmilla

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A014

    1. Nick Carter 440219 045 Death After Dark
    2. Birds Eye Open House 460509 110 Shoo Fly Pie Apple Pan Dowdy

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A015

    1. Sherlock Holmes 471214 12 Sussex Vampire
    2. I L M 500102 01 Temple Of Vampires
    3. I L M 500103 02 Temple Of Vampires
    4. I L M 500104 03 Temple Of Vampires

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A016

    1. I L M 500105 04 Temple Of Vampires
    2. I L M 500106 05 Temple Of Vampires
    3. I L M 500109 06 Temple Of Vampires
    4. I L M 500110 07 Temple Of Vampires

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A017

    1. Mark Trail 500306 Vampires From Deep
    2. Escape 129 500630 Bloodbath

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A018

    1. Mark Trail 501018 Wings Of Vampire
    2. I L M 520516 25 My Beloved Is Vampire
    3. Hall Of Fantasy 530622 E31 Marquis Of Death

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A019

    1. Sherlock Holmes 640918 07 Sussex Vampire

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    Vampires in Old Time Radio Disc A020

    1. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 740502 Dracula

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