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Deathmaster, The (1972)

A coffin washed ashore on a Californian beach contains the corpse of Khorda (Robert Quarry), a vampiric guru.

Resurrected, the undead fiend takes over as the head of a hippie commune in the canyons above Los Angeles – and starts to vampirise the members one by one. In no time, he has become a God-like figure to them, and they begin to follow his commands.

The characters opposing the vampire are unimpressive: One is a greasy biker whose mama falls under the count’s influence; another is a meek local shopkeeper played by John Fiedler (better known as the emasculated therapy patient Mr Peterson on The Bob Newhart Show) and then there’s Pico (Bill Ewing), a Native American commune member who, for no discernible reason, practices kung fu.

deathmaster

Khorda
Robert Quarry
Pico
Bill Ewing
Rona
Brenda Dickson
Pop
John Fiedler
Esslin
Betty Anne Rees
Monk Reynolds
William Jordan
Barbado
Le Sesne Hilton
Detective
John Lasell
Dancer
Freda T. Vanterpool
Mavis
Tari Tabakin
Kirkwood
Bob Pickett
Mike
Michael Cronin
Charles
Charles Hornsby
Bridey
Kitty Vallacher
Olympia
Olympia Sylvers

Director
Ray Danton