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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.

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About Mick Garris

Mick Garris will be Executive Producing a film for Universal called Unbroken. It is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing. Previously, Garris 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 latest books “Snow Shadows” and “Tyler’s Third Act” are now out from Cemetery Dance. A new novella, “Ugly”, and new Hollywood desert noir novel, “SALOME”, will be coming out this year.