John Hayes (director)

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John Hayes
John Patrick Hayes

(1930-03-01)March 1, 1930
New York
DiedAugust 21, 2000(2000-08-21) (aged 70)

John Hayes (March 1, 1930 – August 21, 2000) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Hayes is best known for directing low-budget B-movie features and later, exploitation films.



Hayes began his career in the 1950s producing and directing short films. In 1959, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the short film The Kiss.[1]

In 1961, he directed his first full-length film The Grass Eater. In addition to directing, Hayes also served as producer and writer on many of his films. Occasionally, Hayes appeared in bit parts in television and films, mainly his own features.[2]

Hayes died of cancer in 2000.[2]




  • The Kiss (1959)
  • Walk the Angry Beach (1968)
  • The Cut-Throats (1969)
  • Dream No Evil (1970)
  • All the Lovin' Kinfolk (1970)
  • The Hang Ups (1970)
  • The Photographer (1974)


  • Sweet Trash (1970)
  • Dream No Evil (1970)
  • All the Lovin' Kinfolk (1970)
  • All the Lovin' Kinfolk (1970)
  • 'The Hang Ups (1970)
  • Heterosexualis (1973)
  • Grave of the Vampire (1974)
  • Jailbait Babysitter (1978)



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