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Film / Grave of the Vampire

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"Father and son—related by BLOOD! ANYONE'S BLOOD!"

Grave of the Vampire is a 1972 horror film directed by John Hayes.

A vampire awakens from a lengthy slumber. Meanwhile, a young couple are making out nearby. The vamp kills the man and rapes the woman. She bears his son, who hunts his dad down for revenge.

This film contains examples of:

  • Arch-Enemy: James has Charles Croydon, his father by rape.
  • Big Bad: Charles Croydon, AKA Caleb Croft, James's vampiric Archnemesis Dad.
  • Child by Rape: Our hero is the product of Croft raping his ma.
  • Downer Ending: Croft manages to turn James before he's killed.
  • Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death
  • Hypocrite: Croft accuses a woman of using him immediately after trying to seduce her into giving him a book.
  • I Have Many Names: Charles Croydon uses many assumed names throughout history to hide his vampirism, the most notable being Caleb Croft and Adrian Lockwood.
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  • Our Vampires Are Different: These ones can't make wounds with their fangs, and need a weapon. They also feed off of life force and youth with the blood.
  • Sadist Teacher: Croft is a college professor who's also a rapist vampire.
  • Time Skip: The last two thirds of the film take place about 30 years after the first.
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Alternative Title(s): Seed Of Terror