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Deathmaster (1972)

PG | | Horror | August 1972 (USA)
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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Khorda
Bill Ewing ...
Pico
Brenda Dickson ...
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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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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When the surfer dude opens Khorda's coffin on the beach, it's broad daylight. It's later established that Khorda cannot walk around in sunlight. Why then wasn't he hurt when his coffin was opened? 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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Referenced in Dead of Night (1974) See more »

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A Man without a Vision
Music by Ray Conniff
Lyrics by Fred Sadoff and Bobby Pickett (as Bob Pickett)
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Far Out Man!

Robert Quarry only did a handful of horror films unfortunately, but each showcases a fine performance of subtlety mixed with genuine menace. The Deathmaster is no exception. The film chronicles the activities of a vampire named Khorda that becomes the guru of a hippie commune in California. Quarry gives the vampiric guru charm and aloofness as he spouts hippie doctrines to eager high listeners, waiting for some kind of direction in their lives. The film itself is nothing monumental, yet I found it to be thoroughly entertaining. It is a period piece in a way, because it shows just how prevalent the hippie culture was and shows us the costume of the day so to speak. Quarry gives a fine performance, as do the bulk of the cast. There are some splendid scenes in the film, most notably the opening one of a man on a beach performing some ritual and playing his flute. Moments later we see a coffin wash up on the shore. A jogger comes across it, opens it, and attempts to flee. Just as he turns, the flute player throttles him and he falls to the sun-dried sand. This is the best scene in the film, but the rest is pretty entertaining overall.


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