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Grave of the Vampire (1972)

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

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Caleb Croft
Lyn Peters ...
Anne Arthur
Diane Holden ...
Anita Jacoby
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Olga
Ernesto Macias ...
Lieutenant Panzer (as Eric Mason)
Jay Adler ...
Old Zack
Jay Scott ...
Paul
William Guhl ...
Sergeant Duffy
Margaret Fairchild ...
Miss Fenwick
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Sam
Frank Whiteman
Abbi Henderson ...
Carol Moskowitz
Inga Neilsen
Lindis Guinness ...
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Storyline

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

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

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Somber and dead serious--but good
12 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A couple are making out in a graveyard. For some reason a vampire awakens. He kills the man and rapes the woman (in an open grave no less). She gets pregnant, has the baby--but the baby will only drink blood! She provides her own and eventually dies. The boy grows up and vows to find his father and kill him for what he did to his mother. They do meet and things go out of control.

OK--you have to ignore logic with this one. At one point a policeman knows it's a vampire who raped the woman and who he is--but how? And a vampire is teaching night school (!!!). And WHY would a vampire rape a woman to begin with? Technically--he's already dead! Push those aside and you can actually enjoy this.

The film has a very downbeat, somber tone--as it should. No jokes or winking at the camera. Michael Pataki is very good (and scary) as the vampire father. William Smith has a few good moments as his son. The rest of the acting is just terrible. Still this movie works. It's well-directed, has an eerie music score by Jaime Mendoza-Nava and some really creepy sequences (the one near the beginning where a woman discovers a vampire in her basement made me jump). A pretty unknown little horror film that's worth seeking out. I give it a 7.


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