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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 »

Director:

Ray Danton

Writer:

R.L. Grove (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Quarry ... Khorda
Bill Ewing Bill Ewing ... Pico
Brenda Dickson Brenda Dickson ... Rona Ashby
John Fiedler ... Pop
Bobby Pickett 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)
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Storyline

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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Eyes Like Hot Coals...Fangs Like Razors! Khorda the Deathmaster Has Left His Tomb! See more »

Genres:

Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guru Vampire See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A production still reveals that the picture was filmed in December 1970 under the shooting title "Guru Vampire." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

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Music by Bill Marx
Lyrics by Marilyn Lovell (as Marilynn Lovell)
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Actually, it's quite good for the 70's
27 September 2003 | by KatatoniaSee all my reviews

I wasn't sure if I would like The Deathmaster or not, since I really didn't personally care much for the Count Yorga movie. I liked some of Robert Quarry's other work in films though, so I figured I would give this one a shot.

I must say that I liked it more than I thought was possible. It has a distinct and unmistakable 1970's cheesy "vibe" running rampant throughout the movie. That actually works in favor of the movie, it gives it an authentic flair of the era. The story is nothing too fabulous or original, but it was the visuals that intrigued me. The cinematography work on The Deathmaster was well above average.

So, it's a pretty good vampire flick of the early 1970's. Definitely worth a look for both Quarry fans, and also for Vampire aficionados.


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