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Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 12 June 1970 (USA)
A couple invites an émigré to conduct a seance for the girl's recently deceased mother, unaware he is a vampire.

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Dr. James 'Jim' Hayes
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Paul
Michael Macready ...
Michael 'Mike' Thompson
Donna Anders ...
Donna
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
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Sixties couples Michael and Donna and Paul and Erica become involved with the intense Count Yorga at a Los Angeles séance, the Count having latterly been involved with Donna's just-dead mother. After taking the Count home, Paul and Erica are waylaid, 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. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Dashing, Dark and Deadly. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for vampire violence/gore and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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12 June 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire  »

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$64,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

American International Pictures had planned to revive Count Yorga as an adversary for the abominable Dr. Phibes in the film "Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)" (1972). While this plan was eventually dropped actor Robert Quarry (who plays Count Yorga) did appear in the film as Darrus Biederbeck. He also went on to costar with Vincent Price and Peter Cushing in "Madhouse" (1974). See more »

Goofs

While Erica is receiving her blood transfusion, the valve in the IV line is not switched back and forth between the draw and the push of blood, thus the blood is only ever being drawn out and pushed back into the same person. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Superstition?
[laughs maniacally]
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Connections

Followed by The Return of Count Yorga (1971) See more »

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Very innovative for its time
7 May 2001 | by (Old Bridge, NJ) – See all my reviews

At the time this film was made, vampires were almost always slow and hypnotic. This was really the first vampire film that treated them as swift and animalistic. That made this film surprisingly effective. It was even more surprising since it was originally supposed to be a pornographic vampire film called THE LOVES OF COUNT IORGA. It is flawed, but I still think it is the most effective vampire film I have ever seen. And I have seen quite a few.


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