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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 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 'Mike' Thompson
Donna Anders ...
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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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doctor | cat | vampire | seance | women | See more »

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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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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 Darrus Biederbeck, and also costarred with Price and Peter Cushing in "Madhouse" (1974). 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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Count Yorga: Doctor Hayes, what an unexpected surprise.
Dr. James Hayes: Yes, so much so that I almost had a massive coronory.
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References True Grit (1969) See more »

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BEST MODERN VAMPIRE FILM!!
25 June 2001 | by (PVB, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Filmed in 1970, on a limited budget, Count Yorga was the FIRST modern vampire film ever. Robert Quarry is the reason to see this film. His presence is magnetic and he is a very dapper vampire. Rest of the cast includes Michael Murphy and Roger Perry. The pace is fast moving. The narration at the beginning is unwarranted. The scene with the cat itself makes this film worth watching. But it is Quarry as the ultra intelligent, suave, and demonic Count that makes this film work, he is just mesmerizing. Quarry became known as the "King of the Drive-In Vampires" after this film. There are some intentional laughs, writing is not exactly crisp and sharp but adequate.

When I first saw this film in 1970 it scared the hell out of me, 30 years later, it has not lost its "bite". I would wait for the DVD version, as it has the original theatrical trailer, and is letter boxed-widescreen version. VHS is adequate. DVD should be released in August 2001 and that gives you plenty of time to buy before Halloween. I highly recommend this film to anyone who loves horror and vampires.


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