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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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Michael 'Mike' Thompson
Donna Anders ...
Donna
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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 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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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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12 June 1970 (USA)  »

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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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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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