Sunday, October 07, 2012

31 Weird Tales: Cronos

Guillermo Del Toro's first full length directorial effort is a masterful spin on the vampire tale. An antiques dealer comes into possession of a strange, beautiful device, it appears to restore youth and health, but at a terrible cost. It's neat to see Del Toro's signature flourishes already in evidence, from things in jars to brave little dark haired girls. With a nifty supporting performance from Ron Perlman as a dying millionaire's no good nephew. Ask for directions to the shop and watch your neck.

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