Mick Garris on

Count Yorga, Vampire

Released 1970
Distributor AIP

Originally intended as a soft-core sex picture, this popular 1970 indie was picked up by AIP, which re-submitted it several times to the MPAA to get its initial X/R rating reduced to PG. The late Robert Quarry made his mark as the bloodsucking Count, reprising the role in the bigger-budgeted sequel/remake, The Return of Count Yorga.

Watch Trailer Without Commentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69svnlZhzU4

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing