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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 Erica's just-dead ... See full summary »

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Dr. James 'Jim' Hayes
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Michael Macready ...
Michael 'Mike' Thompson
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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 ...
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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 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. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Tall, 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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19 October 1972 (West Germany)  »

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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 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). The original title (and original Iorga 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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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 »

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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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Another Terrific Vampire Flick from the Sexy 70's
28 January 2000 | by (Philadelphia PA) – See all my reviews

Once again, as in Vampire Lovers, the traditionally based vampire legend comes back from the grave containing the permissive sexual standards of the times. The end result is Count Yorga, Vampire, a wonderfully fast-moving, edge of your seat scare ride that keeps you taunt until the shocking end. We first meet Count Yorga at a seance he holds for a group of friends, one of which has just lost her mother. During the seance, Count Yorga builds a strong bond between Donna, the grieving daughter, and himself. Everyone at the seance agrees that the Count is refined, well-mannered, and eloquent. We soon find out that Count Yorga is one of the most blood-thirsty and ruthless vampires we've seen on screen in years. He eliminates each of the friends one by one until it's up to two remaining friends to become reluctant vampire hunters to save Donna from an existence of living death. Count Yorga Vampire was made on a very small budget. However, nothing was spared as far as creativity and skill. Robert Quarry makes your blood run cold as the modern day Count Dracula, and Roger Perry is driven and pretty funny as Dr. Hayes, the modern day Dr. Van Helsing. This genuinely frightening movie contains scenes that you won't forget easily. There was a sequel called Return of Count Yorga, but after seeing this movie, you'll wish for a remake of this one instead of a pretty mediocre sequel.


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