Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cronos - Mexican Horror Masterpiece

Guillermo Del Toro has become one of the world's most successful and prolific filmmakers. The arc of his career has given us artistic takes on genre cinema and populist mainstream efforts in equal measure. After an aborted attempt to helm Peter Jackson's Hobbit films, Del Toro's upward trajectory in Hollywood has continued. Between producing mid-budget horror films and directing spectacle fueled blockbusters like the forthcoming Pacific Rim, Del Toro is busier than ever. With his debut feature's inclusion in The Criterion Collection's esteemed line of classic and important contemporary films, we take a look back at "Cronos". One would be hard pressed to find a more intelligent and heartfelt take on the vampire mythos than this -

from Film Threat magazine

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