Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Cronos (1994) Movie Information

Your Rating:
Cronos (1994)
Buy Cronos (1994) DVD from AmazonBuy Cronos (1994) DVD from Amazon
        Play Trailer    Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:


Avg. Rating:


# of Ratings:



Drama, Horror





Theater Date:


DVD Release:



Guillermo del Toro


Federico Luppi
Ron Perlman
Claudio Brook
Margarita Isabel
Tamara Shanath
Daniel Giménez Cacho





Plot Outline:

An ancient mechanical scarab brings eternal life to whoever uses it, but at a deadly cost. An antique dealer comes across the wondrous device, but doesn't realize that some people will stop at nothing to get it. -- Chris Kavan

Related Movie Lists

movies of 1994 by skater4159 Guillermo del Toro (director filmography) by Cinemaniac
Guillermo del Toro by Protozoid Top Horror by Protozoid
Vampire Movies by Stoney McStonerson 1990-1994 by Indie Fan
My Criterion Collection (ordered by spine #) by Snoogans My Blu-Ray's: Criterion by Snoogans
Movies I Want To See by mrterrific9 Directors: Del Toro by Snoogans

Quick Movie Reviews

Snoogans 10/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

Mysterious tale of immortality told through character, rather than plot. It's more of a drama with horror elements. Del Toro's first feature and still one of his best.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Chris Kavan 08/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

An early, interesting film from Guillermo del Toro that starts off as kind of a mystery and then turns into the most unusual vampire story ever. If you like his other films, you should check this one out.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Full Movie Reviews

TV Extra

10/04/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Cronos" by Amanda

I like Guillermo Del Toro. My favorite film of his is "Pan's Labyrinth." After falling in love with that film, I decided to delve into his entire filmography...and well...I was really disappointed.

"Pan's Labyrinth" I loved. "The Devil's Backbone" was different, somewhat empty, but enjoyable. Both "Hellboy" flicks were beautiful but fall into the junk-food category: pretty but just awful. "The Orphanage" (producer) was your typical ghost story. And then there is "Cronos."

It begins like "Pan's Labyrinth" setting up a horrifying yet fantastical story...original idea around something altogether familiar in the genre. just...lingers...and...then...ends. I generally dislike Del Toro as a storyteller, but love him as a visionary. He is a master at creating horrifyingly fantas...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Movie God

02/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Cronos" by Yojimbo

A device created to prolong life by a 16th century alchemist falls into the possession of an elderly antiques dealer, but when he is accidentally "bitten", it transforms him into an unkillable creature who thirsts for human blood. Guillermo Del Toro's first feature is a low budget horror that puts a new spin on vampire mythologoy. This creature of the night is an unwilling victim, and finds his new condition a curse he wants to be released from. It contains many of what would become Del Toro's trademarks, namely the intricate golden clockwork of the device, the mix of gore and artful visuals, and the innocent eyes of a child through which these macabre events are seen. Unfortunately it has a similar feeling to many of Cronenberg's early works in that it has a strong central premise, but f...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
movies of 2018 by skater4159
Favorites of 2018 by Austin Shagwell
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
Movies I Want To See by Rod
Movies I Want To See by OracleElizabeth
Movies First Seen in 2018 by royaluglydudes
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
Best films of 2009 by Daniel




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use