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The Return of Count Yorga (1971)

R | | Horror | 20 August 1971 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Bob Kelljan

Writers:

Bob Kelljan (screenplay), Yvonne Wilder (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Quarry ... Count Yorga
Mariette Hartley ... Cynthia Nelson
Roger Perry ... Dr. David Baldwin
Yvonne Wilder ... Jennifer Nelson
Tom Toner ... Rev. Thomas Westwood Orphanage
Rudy De Luca ... Lt. Madden (as Rudy DeLuca)
Philip Frame Philip Frame ... Tommy
George Macready ... Prof. Rightstat
Walter Brooke ... Bill Nelson
Edward Walsh Edward Walsh ... Brudda - Yorga's Valet
Craig T. Nelson ... Sgt. O'Connor (as Craig Nelson)
David Lampson David Lampson ... Jason - Ellen's Boyfriend
Karen Ericson ... Ellen Nelson (as Karen Houston)
Helen Baron Helen Baron ... Mrs. Marcia Nelson
Jesse Welles ... Mitzi Carthay (as Jesse Wells)
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Storyline

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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The DEATHMASTER is back from beyond the grave! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

The on-screen title was "Yorga Returns" when CBS played it in the 1970's. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. O'Connor: What are we running for?
Lieutenant Madden: Cuz we're scared!
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Connections

Referenced in Frightmare (1983) See more »

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This Song
Written by Marilyn Lovell (as Marilynn Lovell), Yvonne Wilder, Bob Kelljan,
Bill Marx
Performed by Vocal Arts Studio
Bill Bohen, Director
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Haunting, Chilling Atmosphere
3 August 2000 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

In many respects, this film is a superior to the original Count Yorga, Vampire. Robert Quarry returns as the charming, sophisticated vampire that lives by an orphanage. His performance is wonderful as he matches witty remarks to dull conversation. At one point, as he attends a costume party, one lady touches his cape and asks where his fangs are. Quarry replies in a very sardonic manner, "Where are your manners?" That is but just one of his great one-liners. The real difference though between this and the first film is the unrelenting horror and tension created by director Bob Kelljan(and the fact that the budget and supporting cast were upgraded a good deal as well). Some of the scenes are truly frightening, especially the onslaught of the house by the horde of female bloodsuckers. The castle-like home used for Yorga's lair is also breath-taking and chilling in its baronial splendour. The acting aside from Quarry is first-rate this time around. Roger Perry is back as a Van Helsing type, but he is suitably aided by Mariette Hartley, Rudy DeLuca, Craig Nelson, and a fine performance by Yvonne Wilder as a deaf mute. Screen veteran George MacCready has a very small role as a professor, but his short screen time is a joy to behold as he adds comic relief to this somewhat black comedic film, verbally confusing Yorga to yoga. An excellent film!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yorga Returns See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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