Guillermo del Toro‘s first feature length film Cronos is visually striking and takes a completely different spin on the classic vampire tale. Cronos follows the life/death of Jesus Gris (Federico Luppi) as he discovers the secret to immortality. I really love the device that turns Jesus into a vampire, it mixes an old machine that filters the owners’ blood through a bug. That alone sounds so weird but that just opens you up to the originality of this vampire film. Ron Perlman makes an appearance as the main man trying to get the device back.
About Cronos (1993)
Starring: Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Federico Luppi, Napo, Juan Carlos Colombo, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Luis Rodríguez, Javier Álvarez, Gerardo Moscoso, Eugenio Lobo, Adriana Olivera, Clementina Rojas, Tzinia Salgado, Luis de Icaza, Claudio Brook, Jorge Bolada, Margarita Isabel, Ignacio Raiz Oviedo, Tamara Shanath, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Laurencio Cordero, Mario Iván Martínez, Farnesio de Bernal
Director: Guillermo del Toro
MPAA Rating: R