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Grave of the Vampire (1972)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  21 February 1975 (West Germany)
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Kroft, a legendary vampire, returns from sleep. Kroft attacks a couple in a graveyard, raping the woman. The child born feeds only on blood from his mother's breast.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caleb Croft
Lyn Peters ...
Anne Arthur
Diane Holden ...
Anita Jacoby
Eric Mason ...
Lieutenant Panzer
Jay Adler ...
Old Zack
Jay Scott ...
William Guhl ...
Sergeant Duffy
Margaret Fairchild ...
Miss Fenwick
Frank Whiteman
Abbi Henderson ...
Carol Moskowitz
Inga Neilsen
Lindis Guinness ...
(as Lindus Guinness)


Kroft, a legendary vampire, returns from sleep. Kroft attacks a couple in a graveyard, raping the woman. The child born feeds only on blood from his mother's breast.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Father and son--related by BLOOD! ANYONE'S BLOOD!




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Release Date:

21 February 1975 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Seed of Terror  »

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$50,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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This film was filmed in 11 days with a budget of $50,000. See more »


Carol Moskowitz: Wow, Professor, you make a groovy medium!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the film, "Fin--ou peut etre pas," appears on the screen. It's French for "The End -- Or Maybe Not." See more »


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Offbeat & vicious
8 January 2009 | by (Cleburne, TX) – See all my reviews

A vamp by the name of Caleb Croft rises from his crypt in a cemetery and happens upon a couple making out in their car. After killing the man and having a few sips of his blood, Croft rapes the woman in an empty grave. Eventually, the woman gives birth to a half human, half vampire baby. In order to feed him, she uses a syringe to extract her own blood, eventually leading to her demise. Her now grown son seeks vengeance against his father and is determined to track him down. Did I mention that Croft is now teaching night classes on the occult?

This offbeat vampire film has many interesting twists in it's storyline. One of Croft's students longs to be a vampire, for instance. As the vile vamp himself, Michael Pataki comes across as cold-blooded and cruel. While the film isn't very bloody, the acts of violence he commits seem more vicious than the norm. William Smith plays the son, and he reminded me more of a bump on a log than anything. I suppose that's just the part, that of a secluded outsider with no world experience. There's a fight towards the end that is surprisingly well-done. The film isn't as good as director John Hayes earlier effort, "Dream No Evil", but it's a unique addition to the vampire sub-genre all the same.

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