Monday, October 26, 2015

October Horror Movie Challenge - Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)


Synopsis: Captain Kronos and his hunchback companion, Hierornymus Grost are professional vampires hunters. The pair of fearless vampire killers are summoned by an old army friend of Kronos' to a village plagued by mysterious deaths.

The Good: This movie is the perfect mix of supernatural horror and swashbuckling action. I love Hammer flicks and I think this is my favorite. Horst Janson is fantastic as the confident but skilled Kronos and John Cater's Grost is just a real treat.

The Bad: My only complaint is that there was never a sequel.

Final Thoughts: This is one of my favorite vampire hunter movies. It probably is my favorite after Blade 2. As of this posting you can watch the entire movie for free on Hammer's official youtube page.

In Your Game: There are some great write-ups and advice on using Captain Kronos in your game on Morgan's Unisystem page.

New To Me Movies Watched: 21.5
Total Movies Watched: 29

                                      

6 comments:

  1. This is also one of my favorites. I watch it every year around Halloween. A couple of years ago I upgraded my copy to dvd because my vhs copy wore out.

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    1. Sadly I don't own a copy. That's something that needs to change soon.

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  2. I really enjoy this movie.
    But how can you forget Caroline Munro as Carla?

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    1. Very true, she's a delightful spitfire.

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  3. Love, love this movie. Would have liked to see him take on other creatures in further movies.

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    1. I can picture Captain Kronos, Werewolf Slayer now...

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