4 Shots From 4 Films: Count Yorga Vampire, The Dunwich Horror, House of Dark Shadows, I Drink Your Blood


4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!

This October, we’re using 4 Shots From 4 Films to look at some of the best years that horror has to offer!

4 Shots From 4 1970 Horror Films

Count Yorga, Vampire (1970, dir by Bob Kelijan)

The Dunwich Horror (1970, dir by Daniel Haller)

House of Dark Shadows (1970, dir by Dan Curtis)

I Drink Your Blood (1970, dir by David Durston)

Bloody Good Show: Robert Quarry as COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE (AIP 1970)


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Robert Quarry’s screen career wasn’t really going anywhere by 1970. He had a good part in 1956’s soapy noir A KISS BEFORE DYING , but mostly he was relegated to uncredited bits in movies and guest shots on episodic TV. Quarry kept busy on the stage, until being approached by producer/actor Michael Macready to star in THE LOVES OF COUNT IORGA, originally envisioned as a soft core porn flick with horror elements. The actor said he would accept the job but only if it were turned into a straight modern-day vampire tale, and thus was born COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE, launching Quarry into a new phase as a 70’s horror movie icon.

The plot is an updated version of Stoker’s DRACULA, with a few changes. Here, the Bulgarian-born Count Yorga is a recent transplant to California, and we first meet him conducting a séance on behalf of Donna, whose late…

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6 Horrific October Trailers


Hi!

It’s the first weekend of October so, of course, this latest edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse Trailers has a horror theme!

Enjoy

  1. Near Dark (1987)

2) Central park Drifter (1987)

3) Blacula (1972)

4) Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

5) The Return of Count Yorga (1971)

6) A Return to Salem’s Lot (1987)

What do you think, Trailer Kitty?

TrD