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Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 12 June 1970 (USA)
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A couple invites a Count from Hungary, who recently immigrated to America, to conduct a seance for the woman's recently deceased mother, oblivious to the fact that he is actually a vampire.

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Bob Kelljan

Writer:

Bob Kelljan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Quarry ... Count Yorga
Roger Perry ... Dr. James 'Jim' Hayes
Michael Murphy ... Paul
Michael Macready Michael Macready ... Michael 'Mike' Thompson
Donna Anders Donna Anders ... Donna
Judy Lang Judy Lang ... Erica Landers (as Judith Lang)
Edward Walsh Edward Walsh ... Brudah
Julie Conners Julie Conners ... Cleo
Paul Hansen Paul Hansen ... Peter
Sybil Scotford Sybil Scotford ... Judy
Marsha Jordan Marsha Jordan ... Donna's Mother
Deborah Darnell Deborah Darnell ... Vampire Woman
George Macready ... Narration (voice)
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$64,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Erica Productions Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

In the doctor's office the bites on Erica's neck are on the left side, when Count Yorga bites her again in her bedroom they are on the right side. See more »

Quotes

Count Yorga: I believe I brought a cape.
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Alternate Versions

According to Stephen Farber's book "The Movie Ratings Game", when American-International Pictures initially submitted this film to the MPAA for a rating, the ratings board split as to whether to give it an X or R rating. AIP insisted on a GP (later renamed to PG) rating. The film ended up going before the ratings board six times. In order to secure a GP rating for the film, AIP ended up cutting several minutes out of the film for excessive gore and sexuality, and changes in the soundtrack were made to lessen the impact of other violent scenes that remained in the film. See more »

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References The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) See more »

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Vampire Magic
7 July 1999 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

When we think of great vampire portrayals, normally the names of Lugosi and Christopher Lee immediately pop into our heads. Robert Quarry, however, is as convincing a vampire as both of those great actors. His performance and demeanor as a Bulgarian Count in this film is truly outstanding. He lives in a large house somewhere in California and terrorizes young women and their boyfriends. What makes this picture a better than average vampire film is that it has a very tense and atmospheric plot structure. We basically know what fate will befall our innocent(just) protagonists, but we become riveted to their actions and those of the Count. Quarry plays the Count with a charm that is both amiable and yet caustic. He makes one of the wittiest vampires in film. The rest of the cast is adequate, and I think Roger Perry does a wonderful job as a blood specialist who goads Count Yorga one evening into talking about the supernatural. A must see for the classic horror fan.


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