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Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 12 June 1970 (USA)
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A couple invites a Count from Hungary, who recently immigrated to America, to conduct a seance for the woman's recently deceased mother, oblivious to the fact that he is actually a vampire.

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Bob Kelljan

Writer:

Bob Kelljan
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Quarry ... Count Yorga
Roger Perry ... Dr. James 'Jim' Hayes
Michael Murphy ... Paul
Michael Macready Michael Macready ... Michael 'Mike' Thompson
Donna Anders Donna Anders ... Donna
Judy Lang ... Erica Landers (as Judith Lang)
Edward Walsh Edward Walsh ... Brudah
Julie Conners Julie Conners ... Cleo
Paul Hansen Paul Hansen ... Peter
Sybil Scotford Sybil Scotford ... Judy
Marsha Jordan Marsha Jordan ... Donna's Mother
Deborah Darnell Deborah Darnell ... Vampire Woman
George Macready ... Narration (voice)
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for vampire violence/gore and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

American International Pictures had planned to revive Count Yorga as an adversary for the abominable Dr. Phibes in the film "Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)" (1972). While this plan was eventually dropped actor Robert Quarry (who plays Count Yorga) did appear in the film as Darrus Biederbeck. He also went on to costar with Vincent Price and Peter Cushing in "Madhouse" (1974). See more »

Goofs

Yorga's fangs are inconsistent: sometimes all of his visible teeth are pointed, but in a few shots only his canines are pointed while his incisors are not. See more »

Quotes

Count Yorga: I believe I brought a cape.
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Alternate Versions

According to Stephen Farber's book "The Movie Ratings Game", when American-International Pictures initially submitted this film to the MPAA for a rating, the ratings board split as to whether to give it an X or R rating. AIP insisted on a GP (later renamed to PG) rating. The film ended up going before the ratings board six times. In order to secure a GP rating for the film, AIP ended up cutting several minutes out of the film for excessive gore and sexuality, and changes in the soundtrack were made to lessen the impact of other violent scenes that remained in the film. See more »

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A Modern Vampire Tale
20 May 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Los Angeles, a group of friends of Donna (Donna Anders) reunites for a séance conducted by Count Yorga (Robert Quarry) to make contact with Donna's mother, who has recently died and was having a love affair with the Yorga. Paul (Michael Murphy) and Erica Landers (Judith Lang) drive Count Yorga home in an isolated manor and in the return, their Kombi gets mysteriously stuck in the mud. On the next day, they have no recollections from the previous night and Erica has lost blood. Dr. James 'Jim' Hayes (Roger Perry), who is a family friend, sees Erica drinking the blood of a cat and he believes that Count Yorga is a vampire. Paul decides to go to Yorga's house and disappears and Donna's mate Michael 'Mike' Thompson (Michael Macready), Jim and Donna decide to pay a visit to Count Yorga late night. When Donna also disappears, Jim and Mike plan to hunt Yorga down to save Donna. Will they succeed in their intent?

"Count Yorga, Vampire" is a modern vampire tale, with a tedious beginning and an entertaining but predictable conclusion. The plot has a poor and rushed initial development and uses the usual clichés where the vampire hunters chase the vampire during the night, and not along the day. My vote is six.

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Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$64,000 (estimated)
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Erica Productions Inc. See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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