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

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The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire  »

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$64,000 (estimated)
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The movie was originally conceived as a low-budget, soft-core, porno film with the title was "The Loves of Count Lorga, Vampire!" Later however the decision was made to film it as a regular horror movie with the less erotic "Count Yorga, Vampire!" title. This name change explains the poor animation of the phrase "Count Yorga" in the title as it now appears on-screen. The original title (and original Lorga spelling) had been restored by the 1990's, but all prints were identical to the original 1970 release. Apparently no additional footage survives from its original erotic premise. See more »

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after Marsha Jordan is staked, she is off camera but the stake is still in view and you can see it moving back and forth as the actress breathes in and out. See more »

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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 ...
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Great early 70's Vampire flick
5 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Count Yorga (1970) was one of my childhood favorites. Like most of the films that I saw when I was younger I watched it on a small black and white T.V. My dad was also a fan of this one as well. It was one of the first movies I saw on videotape. This movie is a culture clash flick. An old school vampire living in the early seventies. The Count comes to California and starts up a harem of sexy vampires. Their angry boyfriends decide to team up together to try and put an end to the Count's midnight snacks. Total 70's action her folks. Count Yorga is one who's not to be trifled with. So grab some garlic and a crucifix 'cause Count Yorga might be in your neighborhood. Robert Quarry is the man as Count Yorga, and what's up with the coffin movers? Time capsule material.

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