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      Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter

      R Released Apr 7, 1974 1h 31m Horror Adventure List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Debonair supernatural expert Captain Kronos (Horst Janson) and his hunchbacked assistant, Grost (John Cater), meet their match when they encounter a village where vampires have been stealing the vitality of young women, leaving them elderly and decrepit. Armed with his sword and formidable deductive reasoning, Kronos begins to solve the macabre mystery, with evidence pointing to the aristocratic Lady Durward (Wanda Ventham) and her family as prime suspects. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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      Eric Henderson Slant Magazine Today, irony has started to look more and more like the death knell for serious horror films, and so the relative straightforwardness of a Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter is a welcome throwback. Rated: 3/4 Oct 27, 2003 Full Review Alberto Abuín Espinof A film with laughable dialogues and some awkwardness in its staging. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 15, 2016 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Oct 21, 2005 Full Review Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com A goofily endearing old chestnut, and one that any self-respecting horror fan will eventually want to check out for themselves. Rated: 4/5 Apr 6, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Well, I guess it works really well as a guilty pleasure (along a bunch of other Hammer productions). Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member In a better world, there would be way more than just one movie with Captain Kronos (Horst Janson, dubbed by Julian Holloway) in it. Along with his partner Professor Hieronymus Grost (John Cater), he's come to town to investigate a series of vampire-style murders, but while he's there, why not romance Carla (Caroline Munro), a gypsy girl in jail for dancing on the Sabbath? The only movie directed by Brian Clemens, who also wrote for the Avengers as well as the movies Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, And Soon the Darkness and — I'm sorry — Highlander 2: The Quickening, this really has everything I want in a movie. A tough hero. A gorgeous girl. Evil incarnate. And enough fighting and swashbuckling to keep me invested for 91 minutes. You have to love a movie that posits that different vampires need to be killed in different ways, then has a scene where the heroes try every method to kill one of the undead until it stays dead. For everyone that says that this movie is kind of boring, it's a movie that has a sword with a mirror on it that kills bloodsuckers and Caroline Munro is in it. I mean, are you that greedy that you want any more than that? Also, in my perfect world, there would have totally been a Kronos and Christopher Lee face-off. I'm not one for remakes, but this is one that should happen. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Love this movie, have it all, is scary, have mistery, have a surprise twist, Caroline Munroe is breathtaking, beautiful enviroments, totally recommended. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member The swashbuckling film that can be considered a spin-off to the "Karnstien Trilogy" of films. While not as good as the first film in the trilogy it does meet the same level of quality as its third, rising above the middle film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member A very crude, minimalist vampire story, focused more on the vampire hunter than the vampire. All of the violence is suggested or hinted at, i.e. only seeing a spray of blood. The swordplay is amateurish and poorly choreographed. For as few people who actually appear on screen, it is amazing how many are attractive women. There are a couple of unusual additions to the vampire mythos that I have never seen anywhere else, but certainly not enough to carry the movie. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Muy pulp y con momentos delirantemente divertidos; lástima que no sean muchos.... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Debonair supernatural expert Captain Kronos (Horst Janson) and his hunchbacked assistant, Grost (John Cater), meet their match when they encounter a village where vampires have been stealing the vitality of young women, leaving them elderly and decrepit. Armed with his sword and formidable deductive reasoning, Kronos begins to solve the macabre mystery, with evidence pointing to the aristocratic Lady Durward (Wanda Ventham) and her family as prime suspects.
      Director
      Brian Clemens
      Screenwriter
      Brian Clemens
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Hammer Film Productions Limited
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 7, 1974, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 1, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 31m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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