Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Tamara Shanath, Margarita Isabel
It’s Guillermo del Toro’s 1993 rethinking of the vampire myth and, frankly, Cronos still strikes me as his second best movie—right after Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). It’s his second most stylish, second most creative and second most moving film. And since we’re measuring it against Pan’s Labyrinth those are weighty claims indeed, but I think they’re all justified by the film itself. This is also a film I’ve reviewed twice in the past few years, so rather than repeat myself, I’ll direct you to the 2007 review—http://www.mountainx.com/movies/review/cronos
The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen Cronos Thursday Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of the Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.