A weird, bordering on campy, vampire movie. I enjoyed it. Super 90s aesthetic.
Even this early in his career, Del Toro shows he's a master of weird fiction.
almost 6 years
Guillermo Del Toro's first film. A unique, creative vampire film. Worth watching.
over 6 years
They could've done something so much better with the premise, ended up being a total bore
Cronos is a 1993 Mexican horror film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring veteran Argentine actor Federico Luppi and American actor Ron Perlman, the first of several films on which del Toro, Luppi and Perlman have collaborated. In North America the film was given limited release to 2 theaters where it grossed $17,538 its opening weekend and grossed a total of $621,392 playing at a total of 28 screens.
The prologue states that in the year 1535, an alchemist in Vera Cruz developed a mechanism that could give eternal life. In 1937 an old building collapsed, killing the alchemist who had marble white skin. Investigators never revealed what else was discovered in the building, but viewers are shown basins filled with blood from a corpse.
In the present, an old antique dealer, Jesús Gris, notices that the base of an arcangel statue is hollow. He opens it and finds a 450-year-old mechanical device in the base. After winding the ornate, golden, scarab-shaped device, it...