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Deathmaster (1972)

 -  Horror  -  August 1972 (USA)
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Quarry is a mysterious, articulate stranger who draws a cult like following of local hippies. Rather than showing them peace and love, he has more sinister plans for them, as he is a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Khorda
Bill Ewing ...
Pico
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Rona
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Pop
Bobby Pickett ...
Kirkwood (as Bob Pickett)
Betty Anne Rees ...
Esslin
William Jordan ...
Monk
LaSesne Hilton ...
Barbado (as Le Sesne Hilton)
John Lasell ...
Detective
Freda T. Vanterpool ...
Dancer
Tari Tabakin ...
Mavis
Kitty Vallacher ...
Bridey
Michael Cronin ...
Mike
Charles Hornsby ...
Charles
Olympia Silvers ...
Olympia (as Olympia Sylvers)
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Quarry is a mysterious, articulate stranger who draws a cult like following of local hippies. Rather than showing them peace and love, he has more sinister plans for them, as he is a vampire. Written by Doug Hall <dfhall@fyi.net>

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vampire | marijuana | mansion | guru | coffin | See more »

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An Adventure in Terror! First a Whimper in the shadows, then a scream of mortal agony. Beware! Khorda has left his grave. See more »

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The critic Robert Ebert claims that the Santa Monica beach used at the start of the movie is the exact same location used by Corman's "Attack of the Crab Monsters". See more »

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Like most traditional vampires Khorda is repelled by the sight of the cross, and is upset by Monk's Iron Cross necklace, which he tells him to take off. Monk never does, and is still wearing it later when Khorda attacks and kills him. How exactly Khorda overcomes Monk's protection is never explained. See more »

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Monk: "You know what you all are? You're all a bunch of friggin' freaks and honkies! Every damn last one of you! I'm going to town to get me some steak and whiskey!"
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Music by Bill Marx
Lyrics by Marilyn Lovell (as Marilynn Lovell)
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Silly, nonsensical fun
16 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A pipe playing reject from the cast of "I Walked With a Zombie" and an ancient vampire who bears more than a passing resemblance to Jason Isaacs take over some prime oceanside property (isn't that just like a bloodsucker?) and seduce a bunch of young and groovy hippies, forcing them to participate in all-night dance parties. A pretty girl who looks like Jane Asher falls under the spell of the Vampires, and it's up to her inept boyfriend and an old geeky man to save her. When the police fail to believe their story, they attempt to make a rescue on their own. Can they save her in time? Who cares, really?

A biker-momma and her old man are the first to become food. A young man displays his Kung Fu talents at films beginning, and when attacked by a group of vampires, apparently forgets all of his martial arts training and starts kicking and screaming like a two year old having a tantrum. The Vampire dresses like Liberace...it's all pretty goofy, but it's harmless. I can think of worse ways to waste an hour or so.


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