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Grave of the Vampire (1972)

PG | | Horror | 13 October 1972 (USA)
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.

Director:

John Hayes

Writers:

David Chase (screenplay), John Hayes (screen treatment)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Smith ... James Eastman
Michael Pataki ... Caleb Croft
Lyn Peters ... Anne Arthur
Diane Holden Diane Holden ... Anita Jacoby
Lieux Dressler ... Olga
Ernesto Macias ... Lieutenant Panzer (as Eric Mason)
Jay Adler ... Old Zack
Jay Scott Jay Scott ... Paul
William Guhl William Guhl ... Sergeant Duffy
Margaret Fairchild Margaret Fairchild ... Miss Fenwick
Carmen Argenziano ... Sam
Frank Whiteman Frank Whiteman
Abbi Henderson Abbi Henderson ... Carol Moskowitz
Inga Neilsen Inga Neilsen
Lindis Guinness Lindis Guinness ... (as Lindus 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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seed of Terror See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

Caleb Croft: No tricks. No Goober Dust.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The UK Vipco DVD release is identical to the old cinema print which was cut by the BBFC to remove a shot of a woman cutting her breast with a knife to feed a child and shots of blood running down her arm during a syringe injection. See more »

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Edited into FrightMare Theater: Grave of the Vampire (2018) See more »

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Very creepy 70's vampire flick
30 April 2006 | by yashicadSee all my reviews

I wasn't really expecting Grave Of The Vampire to be very good. I bought it because I found it in a bargain section for only a couple of bucks. I must say, that it was well worth what I paid for it. Grave Of The Vampire has one of the most atmospheric graveyard scenes that comes to mind. Weird lighting, fog, and sinister music really make the opening scene in an old cemetery quite effective. Michael Pataki makes a great vampire. Actually, he looks like a zombie vampire during the opening scene, which I really liked. The film is very dated, so don't go into it expecting it to be comparable to something like Blade for example. However, for a good, spooky night movie it certainly hit the mark.


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