Friday, October 5, 2018

26 Days to Halloween- 1993 Cronos

Over the next 100 days, I will present one movie of significances in horror, suspense or thrillers for each year from 1919 to 2018. The next film presented here is the 1993 Mexican horror movie "Cronos" starring Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Cronos (1993)
Dir- Guillermo del Toro

An antiquities dealer named Jesus Gris finds a mysterious scarab shaped object that makes him look and feel younger when it pierces him, but it leaves its recipient with a thirst that neither water nor wine can quench. Despite his youthful vigor and increased stamina, he finds that sunlight causes him pain and he has a desire for blood that begins to worry his granddaughter Aurora. Jesus tries to keep the device away from a wealthy man who is seeking a cure for his terminal illness and is willing to kill for this device. Cronos is the first major movie by Academy Award Winning Mexican director Guillermo del Toro and has been praised for its use of mythology, religion and a creative script that touches on some popular horror movie tropes without looking derivative. The cast features Argentinian actor Federico Luppi and American Ron Perlman who would become a staple in many of del Toro's later movies. Cronos is one of the most original vampire movies ever made with less concern for the blood and more for the atmosphere and mythology.

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