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Grave of the Vampire is a 1972[1] American horror film directed by John Hayes.

Grave of the Vampire
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Hayes
Produced byDaniel Cady (producer)
Written byDavid Chase (screenplay)
John Hayes (screen treatment)
Based onThe Still Life
by David Chase
StarringSee below
Music byJaime Mendoza-Nava
CinematographyPaul Hipp
Edited byJohn Hayes
Millennium Productions
Distributed byEntertainment Pyramid
Release date
  • August 23, 1972 (1972-08-23)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film is also known as Seed of Terror (American reissue title).



Several years after his death by electrocution in the late 1930s, ghoulish rapist/murderer Caleb Croft (Michael Pataki) rises from his crypt and brutally assaults young Leslie Hollander (Kitty Vallacher). Leslie becomes pregnant by Croft and delivers a baby boy, whom she nurses with bottles of blood. The child matures into the ruggedly handsome James Eastman (William Smith), who sets out on a mission to find and kill his diabolical father. Eastman enrolls in a college night course that his father is teaching as Professor Lockwood. Following a séance hosted by the professor for his students, James confronts his father in a showdown between good and evil.



Grave of the Vampire was made on an estimated budget of $50,000.[2]

Home MediaEdit

Shout Factory's Scream Factory line announced they are releasing the film on Blu-ray on April 16th, 2019.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Grave of the Vampire". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "IMDb: The Ghost Galleon (1974)". Retrieved November 25, 2011.

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