1hr 32mins

The great maestro himself, Guillermo del Toro, has proclaimed his fantastical 1992 horror as a Christmas film - and who are we to disagree? This vampiric tale of an ancient scarab granting eternal life with horrifying consequences is the perfect festive Stocking Chiller gem to experience on glorious 35mm print!

This film screens as part of our Christmas All-Nighter Stocking Chillers.

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Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Christmas All-Nighter 2023
Guillermo del Toro
Contains strong language, violence and horror
Spanish & English
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

Set over the festive season, Cronos follows the story of elderly antiques dealer Jesús (Federico Luppi) and his grandaughter Aurora (Tamara Shanath), after uncovering an ancient supernatural scarab device that posseses the secrets of everlasting life.

Removing it from an omionous, centuries-old archangel statue proves to be a deadly mistake, as the gift comes with a terrible curse; Jesús soon develops an unquenchable thirst for blood.

Pursued by the formidable nephew of a dying businessman (Ron Pearlman) who seeks to retrieve the coveted artefact, Jesús fights to retain his newfound immortality – whatever the cost.

The debut feature from a true master of fantastical cinema, Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos is a masterfully gory, gorgeously crafted vampiric fairytale, and the perfect bloodthirsty antidote to the pervasive sentimentality of Christmas on film…