Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter
Synopsis: In a small village in the remote English countryside, several young maidens have been found dead - their beautiful faces horribly ages almsot beyond recongnition. Suspecting a supernatural evil at work, the local doctor calls on Army friend and famed vampire hunter Captain Kronos, an expert swordsman formerly of the King's Imperial Guard. Aided by his expert assistant Professor Grost, the two quickly confirm the gruesome murders are the work of a unique type of vampire, one who drains its victims not of their blood, but of their youth! After forging a lethal new sword from a graveyard cross, the vampire hunters set out to put an end to Evil's reign of terror in this Hammer Films horror classic.
Run Time:91 min
Director: Brian Clemens
Dvd Extra's: Commentary be genre historian Jonathan Sothcott, writer / director / producer Brian Clemens an dactress Caroline Munro, Subtitles: English
Nudity Factor: Caroline Munro is naked in several scenes but it is coverd up with hair or very dark shadows.
Of Note: Caroline Munro signed an exclusive contract with Hammer Films. This contract was a one of kind.
This movie was made in 1974 so don't expect great special effects. The things that I liked the most about this movie is the locations. You have villages that exist in the middle of no where with nothing more than a small trail connecting them. You have estates that exist out in the middle of the country side and with a small horse trail leading to it. The story of the movie was good but not great. I like Caroline Munro in her role in the movie. I also liked the tavern scene and the final scene in the movie. A part of me is drawn to movies like these because I have a fasination with British history and the time period that this is set in. This movie also has some Vampire lore in it that is not as well known as modern day lore. Overall I did like this movie and any vampire or horror fan should have it in there collection.
Yup, you guessed it, this is another movie I was forced to see; against my will, by Mr. James. Everything about this movie is retarded. The acting is hitrocious (thatís right, hideous + atrocious), itís predictable, and most of it has you wondering what crackhead ever came up with the story. Where the hell did that katana come from anyway??? Where some British-ish soldier guy in who rides around on a horse searching for vampires with his deformed friend ever got a hold of that sword, much less became proficient with it, is quite a mystery and possibly the only mystery in this whole craptacular movie. The one bright spot is seeing a mostly nude hot chick. The yin to that yang is that she goes with him for no reason what-so-ever, cementing the fact that the plot is junk. The only possible way I can see anyone buying this movie is if they are a huge horror/vampire flick fan and this is the last movie they need before owning them all.