Cronicas (2004)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 27

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AKA: Chronicles
Directed by: Sebastian Cordero
Starring: Damian Alcazar (Vinicio), John Leguizamo (Manolo), Leonor Watling (Marisa), Jose Maria Yazpik (Ivan), Alfred Molina (Victor), Gloria Leyton (Wife), Luiggi Pulla (Stepson)
Country: Ecuador; Effed Up Central/South-American Cinema
Language: Spanish; Effed Up Spanish Films
Runtime: 01:37:49
Genres: Serial Killers, Based on a True Story, Old-Young, Investigative

Plot – Spoilers:
Very loosely based on the Monster of the Andes, Pedro Lopez.

Vinicio is a middle-aged Ecuadorian peddling the Bible and other religious works that allow him to be a traveling man across South America. His real thing though is the rape, torture and murder of children in astonishing numbers. A narcissistic reporter meanwhile is on his trail while Vinicio plays the neighborhood general nice guy and husband to a pregnant woman with a young boy and baby girl.

Cronicas eschews the horrors of its crimes, but doesn’t let up on the creepiness and exhilarating rush bubbling inside Vinicio as he walks among regular folk, knowing he carries a deep secret that he continually is able to hide and pursue with the barest of means through sheer ingenuity and a sharp cunning. And this is all mostly down to a masterful performance from Damian Alcazar in what is arguably one of the greatest onscreen depictions of a killer.

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Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
January 15, 2023 9:25 pm

John Leguizamo is a great actor and this role is perfect for him, the ambiguous hot shot famous tv news journalist. He’s been in a ton of movies and was really memorable as Benny Blanco in “Carlito’s Way.” Leguizamo is great in “Cronicas” and it is a good film but it does drag a bit. There is a lot of action near the beginning but then it becomes a “talkie.” It’s a drama. As far as effed up, well maybe a little. Those wooden bridges gave me the willies. 3.5 stars.

Shane Morris
Shane Morris
January 16, 2023 1:47 pm

The serial killer this is based on,Pedro Alonso Lopez “Monster of the Andes” raped & killed by his reckoning 300 children throughout the 70s & early 80s,in the end 110 of these were confirmed & oddly enough,after being sentenced to prison for the murders,Pedro served his sentence & was released a free man,the justice system & laws are very weird in some south American countries,you’d assume that some of these places being so lawless,chaotic & violent that their would be capital punishment & prison sentences for eternity,but its the opposite,although being in prison over there is a pure he’ll on earth,the sentences are shockingly mild,so at the time the maximum sentence for murder (I can’t recall which part,Brazil,Columbia where the trial & jurisdiction was) was only 16 years & thats for any amount of murders whether it be 1 or 150,16 years was the Max,i find that shit just mind blowing,so Pedro served his 16 years,was released,driven to the border & told to fuck off & not come back,he wanderd off & disappeared never to be seen again,no one knows what became of him & no noticeable pattern of murders started up again which led some to speculate that a gang of the victims loved ones caught up with him somewhere & meted out some vigilante justice & disposed of him,who knows,point was a serial killer of 110 or more kids was lawfully released from prison,anyway just some useless information for those who felt like reading all this shit,I found it interesting

Steve
Steve
January 17, 2023 9:41 am

Child rape,fuck bruh I’m into it like a pre-teen faggots asshole haha

Steve
Steve
January 17, 2023 10:12 am

my erection dribbles for preteen boys

Shane Morris
Shane Morris
January 17, 2023 11:00 am

Admin, while I’m kissing your ass, can you ring my mommy about the bullies? I like preteen faggots and these assholes won’t let me masturbate in peace. I only sucked the boy’s dick twice, I gave him a klondike. I mean, I only played with my little sister’s bald ferret because she was four. Little Davey showed me his hooded foreskin so I rubbed it until it spat at me.

Steve
Steve
January 17, 2023 11:02 am

Yo shane, ima deep throat ur cock, lets go!

Richard
Richard
January 17, 2023 11:17 am

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Muff Diver
Muff Diver
January 17, 2023 11:24 am

John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez were excellent together in a film called The Take.
King of the Jungle featured another outstanding performance from him also.

Richard
Richard
January 17, 2023 11:27 am

cry baby fucking faggots!!!! preteen weiners getting all hard up for me cos im the fucking king so suck my salty sacks hahahaha

Richard
Richard
January 17, 2023 11:29 am

Hey all you faggots!!!! Steve got all you preteen fags good, cant stop dropping his name.

Steve
Steve
January 18, 2023 2:50 am

I’m the rhinestone cowboy
Riding out with a horse dick in a preteen-spunk rodeo

Steve
Steve
January 18, 2023 2:51 am

Cry baby cry!!! Stick ya dick in baby’s eye!!!!

TRENDY
TRENDY
January 18, 2023 4:09 am

its not The Pest (1997) but still not bad

wawiwowie
wawiwowie
January 18, 2023 10:07 pm

Best ecuadorian movie ever done! I like it more than “Ratas Ratones” that one is not fucked up but a good movie too.

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& reeeelaaaaaaxxx
January 19, 2023 2:23 am

@Admin. Any chance of some elucidation. Is this the future or just some welcome respite?

Flaming road-rage
Flaming road-rage
January 20, 2023 11:47 am

A nice little film but its fucked in the mind rather than on screen. My biggest problem was reading the subtitles (I am a slow reader) so I had to keep stopping and rewinding just to follow the conversations. The end snippet is definitely the nastiest few seconds of mind-fucking possible.

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
January 25, 2023 2:13 am

What a grrrreat movie