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The Return of Count Yorga (1971)

GP | | Horror | 1971 (UK)
Count Yorga continues to prey on the local community while living by a nearby orphanage. He also intends to take a new wife, while feeding his bevy of female vampires.

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Cynthia Nelson
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Dr. David Baldwin
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Prof. Rightstat
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Bill Nelson
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Tommy
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Jennifer Nelson
Tom Toner ...
Rev. Thomas Westwood Orphanage
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Sgt. O'Connor (as Craig Nelson)
David Lampson ...
Jason - Ellen's Boyfriend
Karen Ericson ...
Ellen Nelson (as Karen Houston)
Helen Baron ...
Mrs. Liza Nelson
Jesse Welles ...
Mitzi Carthay (as Jesse Wells)
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Count Yorga continues to prey on the local community while living by a nearby orphanage. He also intends to take a new wife, while feeding his bevy of female vampires.

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Final film of veteran George Macready. NOTE: Michael Macready, his son, produced both "Count Yorga" films. See more »

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Boy: [playing piano badly] You like this kind of music?
Count Yorga: Only when played well.
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References The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) See more »

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Written and Performed by Marilyn Lovell (as Marilynn Lovell)
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Uneven but well-directed; undermined by cliches
16 March 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

If all of this movie were as good as its best parts, it would be a minor classic, but the plot is very thin -- a lot of time is marked by people wandering through corridors -- and the ending is a serious letdown, since it simply repeats that of the first Count Yorga movie.

But Quarry is excellent, a little more stately, less witty, than in the first movie; his dialog tends at times toward the pompous, and just what his ultimate goal is remains unclear. What he's doing would seem likely to call a lot of unwanted attention to himself.

The direction by Kelljan is excellent, as is the cinematography and music. Marx actually UNDERSTATES the music, very unusual for a horror movie, and Kelljan stages several scenes without any music at all. If the script had been given a bit more work, perhaps if AIP had allowed the filmmakers some more leeway, this would be a significant film. As it is, it remains uneven -- imaginative, with excellent performances and a great deal of spooky tension. Hartley is generally outstanding.


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