Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
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Sixties couples Michael and Donna and Paul and Erica become involved with the intense Count yorga at a Los Angeles seance, the Count having latterly been involved with Erica's just-dead mother. After taking the Count home, Paul and Erica are waylayed, and next day a listless Erica is diagnosed by their doctor as having lost a lot of blood. When she is later found feasting on the family cat the doctor becomes convinced vampirism is at work, and that its focus is Count yorga and his large isolated house.
Dashing, Dark and Deadly.
Also Known As:
The Loves of Count Iorga
Title: Count Yorga, Vampire
Release Date: June 10, 1970
Runtime: 90 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Romance
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Buried.com Rating: 6.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for vampire violence/gore and some sensuality.
Robert Quarry ...Count yorga / Dracula
Roger Perry ...Dr. James 'Jim' Hayes
Michael Murphy ...Paul
Michael Macready ...Michael 'Mike' Thompson
D.J. Anderson ...Donna (as Donna Anders)
Judy Lang ...Erica Landers (as Judith Lang)
Edward Walsh ...Brudah
Julie Conners ...Cleo
Paul Hansen ...Peter
Sybil Scotford ...Judy
Marsha Jordan ...Donna's mother
Deborah Darnell ...Vampire woman
Erica Macready ...Babette, the nurse
George Macready ...Narrator (voice)
Stella Thomas ...Vampire woman
Count Yorga, Vampire Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- Dashing, Dark and Deadly.
- Don't dare come alone!
- Tall, Dark, And Deadly.
- Count Yorga: Doctor Hayes, what an unexpected surprise. Dr. James Hayes: Yes, so much so that I almost had a massive coronory.
Narrator: A vampire, in ancient belief, was a malignant spirit who when the earth lost its sunlight rose nightly from its dark grave to suck blood from the throats of the living. Its powers were many. It could see in the dark, which was no small ability in a world half-veiled from light. Its hypnotic skills baffled the domain of science. It was of a cunning more than mortal, for its cunning was a growth of ages, since it could not die by the mere passing of time. It had to have been by a wooden stake driven deep into its heart, or exposure to the rays of the sun, which would instantly decompose its body into a miasma of putrid decay. The believers of this superstition referred to vampires as the living dead. I seem to be making use of the past tense. Perhaps the present would be more precise, for it stands to reason that if one is superstitious, even on a small, seemingly insignificant level, one must be vulnerable to all superstitions, conceivably even those of vampires.
Narrator: Superstition? [laughs maniacally]
- The movie was originally conceived as a low-budget soft-core porno movie. At this stage the title was "The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire!" but at some stage the decision was taken to film it as a straight horror film. The title was changed accordingly to the less erotic "Count Yorga, Vampire!" which explains the poor animation of the phrase "Count Yorga" in the title (as it now appears on-screen).
American International Pictures had planned at one stage to revive Count Yorga as an adversary for the abominable Dr. Phibes in the film Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972). This plan was eventually dropped however actor Robert Quarry (who plays Count Yorga) did appear in the film as Darius Biederbeck.
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