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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 »


Ray Danton


R.L. Grove (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Quarry ... Khorda
Bill Ewing Bill Ewing ... Pico
Brenda Dickson Brenda Dickson ... Rona Ashby
John Fiedler ... Pop
Bobby Pickett ... Kirkwood (as Bob Pickett)
William Jordan William Jordan ... Monk Reynolds
Betty Anne Rees ... Esslin
LaSesne Hilton LaSesne Hilton ... Barbado (as Le Sesne Hilton)
John Lasell John Lasell ... Sgt. Kelly
Michael Cronin Michael Cronin ... Mike
Charles Hornsby Charles Hornsby ... Charles
Kitty Vallacher Kitty Vallacher ... Bridey
Tari Tabakin Tari Tabakin ... Mavis
Freda T. Vanterpool Freda T. Vanterpool ... Dancer
Olympia Silvers Olympia Silvers ... Olympia (as Olympia Sylvers)


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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The Deathmaster has escaped from his Grave! See more »




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Release Date:

August 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deathmaster See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »


The vampire hippies carry Rona down the spiral stairs to the sound of them chanting a black mass to the devil. However, not a single person's mouth is moving throughout the scene. See more »


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 The Danton Force (2016) See more »


Music by Bill Marx
Lyrics by Marilyn Lovell (as Marilynn Lovell)
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Yorga part 3 ? nahhh, just a good trip for fans of quarry and vampire horror flicks
3 May 2017 | by shrameSee all my reviews

What a truly tripy movie. An obscure and mostly overlooked cult classic. Not certain if the original Yorga film was to ever see a sequel, and having been paid peanuts compared to what the film had grossed at the box office, Quarry was determined to make a quick buck by exploiting "The Deathmaster" name (which had been used profusely in the iconic promo posters of the original Count Yorga Vampire film) and the whole concept of him as a chic and charismatic vampire. A true exploitation film through and through, the movie obviously tries to make Quarry appear like Charles Manson. It also ties into the whole "evil cult" aspect of the Charles Manson case and the infamous and brutal murders, which had, at the time, shocked the nation to its very core. In the end it's a descent film, but not nearly as entertaining as the original Count Yorga Vampire movie or the riveting sequel, The Return of Count Yorga. In any case, it's nothing less than a true gem of a film for any hardcore horror fan.

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