Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Federico Luppi (Jesús Gris), Ron Perlman (Angel de la Guardia), Claudio Brook (Dieter de la Guardia), Tamara Shanath (Aurora), Daniel Giménez Cacho (Coroner, Margarita Isabel (Mercedes)
Country: Mexico; Effed Up Mexican Movies
Language: Spanish (Eng Subs); Effed Up Spanish Films
Genres: Vampires, Sci-Fi, Insects
Plot – Spoilers:
A 16th-century alchemist devises a bug-looking object designed to give its user eternal life. But this comes with a craving for blood.
Four hundred years later, the device serendipitously lands in the hands of an elderly antique shop owner who is fascinated by the transformation when he experiments with it. To lend some drama, there’s a dying wealthy man who’s been hunting the device for years.
Cronos features scenes that rise above the ’90s staple including an unexpectedly memorable performance from a coroner.
Somos Lo Que Hay was a kind of spiritual sequel to Cronos.