Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Return of Count Yorga (1971)

Director: Bob Kelljan

Starring: Robert Quarry, Mariette Hartley, Roger Perry, George Macready, Walter Brooke, Philip Frame, Yvonne Wilder, Tom Toner, Rudy De Luca

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The DEATHMASTER is back from beyond the grave!

Plot: 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.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

#52 on Drive-In Delirium Volume 1 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

Huh.  This is about as good/bad as COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE (1970).  Yorga's back and it's a by the numbers sequel to a by the numbers vampire film.  Mariette Hartley is a nice addition although it doesn't seem like she's given nearly enough to do.  The same thing can be said about Quarry as Yorga.  He's great.  I love his dialogue and matter of fact line delivery but he needs a lot more screen time.  There are some funny bits and most of them deal with the disbelieving detectives.  It's not a bad picture, it's just that there's not much there to hold my attention.  What sense of fun it has is scattered in very small doses throughout 97 minutes but it's not enough.   And like the first one, there's very little gore and no nudity.  It's vampire-lite.

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