Monday, December 14, 2015

Cronos, 1993, staring Federico Luppi and Ron Perlman, Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Monday, December 14, 2015

My final movie in my "vampire triple feature" is 1993's Cronos written and directed by Guillermo del Toro.

I have watched this movie several times, I have enjoyed it every time. It is again not your run of the mill vampire movie, it has themes of vampirsm, eternal life, needing blood to survive, but there are no fangs or neck sucking.

It does have subtitles, but certain parts are in english also, so it is interesting to occasionally realize you know what every one is saying.

It follows the story of a shop keeper named Jesus and his family. Something odd happens with a relic in his shop, and rather than freaking out  like any other normal person would, he just embraces it and continues on with his life as best he can, until of course his shop is destroyed. That is when everything is starts getting a bit crazy, thugs, parties, car crashes, crematories, the list goes on. 

I really do love this movie, the story is interesting, the characters are well rounded, the physical effects are creepy yet understated, and the ending is awesome. 

I wish I could say more about this one, but I can't really with out giving a much away.  Do yourself a favor and check this one out. If you are disappointed you are more than welcome to tell me as much!

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