Guillermo Del Toro's debut is a "wonderfully baroque, gleeful subversion of the days of Hammer. A unique, terrifying mini-masterpiece." - Empire
“Cronos surprises with its sophisticated and spirited look at a tale straight from the crypt.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself the possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious American named Angel (a delightfully crude and deranged Ron Perlman). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.