A real lady killer, he is.
A pair of horror movies from American International Pictures
about said titled vampire. Though neither movie share any continuity with each other, being stand alone stories
- Count Yorga (Original Title: The Loves of Count Yorga): Yorga arrives in Los Angeles from a European country searching for fresh blood and to spread his curse in a land that only see vampirisim as fiction. He targets a woman named Donna who recently lost her mother after being hired to preform a seance. Yorga firstly goes after her friend, Erica, whose bite wounds and sudden behavior draw the attention of doctor friend, Hayes, who suspect Yorga might be a vampire.
- The Return of Count Yorga: Yorga arrives in a new community (to which the bridge "conveniently" goes out) and amasses an army of undead women. While out at a charity event for an orphange, he meets a young woman named Cythnia and becomes smitten with her. He sends his brides to kill her family and bring her to him, brainwashing her that she was the sole survivor of a car accident and hoping to woo her into willingly becoming a vampire. All the while her boyfriend, Baldwin, investigates her disappearance.
If it all sound familiar, that because it is essentially a 70's take of Dracula
. Though Yorga was much more genre savvy, cunning and suave. As well as succeeding where Dracula failed: Spreading his vampirisim in a modern day foreign land. Many of the people he turns aren't even killed by the end of the films.
Both films are very good popcorn horror movie flicks despite the low budgets.
Interesting side note, the first film started off as a softcore porn movie. But Robert Quarry, the actor who played Yorga, agreed to do the film if it was just turned into a horror movie. You can still see some of the original overtones of the film however.
The movies provide the following tropes: