Monday, February 23, 2009

Robert Quarry (1925-2009)

The Arbogast on Film blog has tipped me off to the demise of one of the top horror men of the early 1970s. Quarry is best known as Count Yorga, the modern-dress vampire who appeared in two movies. He also starred in The Deathmaster and figured as a villain in Dr. Phibes Rises Again and Sugar Hill, among many other efforts. There was something about his smooth sounding voice that impressed me and made him a formidably villainous figure in my young mind, even if the smoothness was thrown away whenever Yorga went on a real rampage. So come back for a minute or two to those long-gone grindhouse days, when actors and entertainers who are now departed only pretended to be dead...

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