Say what you will about whether or not you like any Guillermo Del Toro movie, but you can’t take away from the fact that man is a genius at making a film look great. His films just have a different look and feel to them, and that usually means that above all else, they’re at least going to be super artistic. You can see that shining through in today’s episode, which happens to be Del Toro’s first feature film, Cronos!
“Antique dealer Jesus Gris (Federico Luppi) stumbles across Cronos, a 400-year-old scarab that, when it latches onto him, grants him youth and eternal life — but also a thirst for blood. As Jesus enjoys his newfound vitality, he’s unaware that a dying old man, Dieter de la Guardia (Claudio Brook), has sent his nephew, Angel (Ron Perlman), to find the scarab and bring it back to him. But Jesus will not give immortality up easily, even risking the life of his orphan granddaughter (Tamara Shanath).”
You might be thinking that this is your typical, run of the mill Vampire movie, but it’s actually quite different. Yes, it has Vampires in it, but “how” a Vampire is made in this film is very unique, and I don’t think I’ve seen the idea since that time. The acting isn’t the greatest, but it’s a film ahead of its time, and you should definitely give it a watch!
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