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Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)

R  |   |  Horror  |  7 April 1974 (UK)
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A master swordsman and former soldier and his hunchbacked assistant hunt vampires.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Carson ...
Paul Durward
John Cater ...
Lois Daine ...
Sara Durward
Lady Durward
William Hobbs ...
Brian Tully ...
George Sorell
Robert James ...
Perry Soblosky ...
Paul Greenwood ...
Lisa Collings ...
Vanda Sorell
John Hollis ...


Vampire hunter and expert swordsman Kronos finds himself in a small village where several of the local young women have been found in an advanced state of age, their youth drained from them by a vampire's kiss. Kronos' search leads him to the Durward estate where he is met by the effete children of the apparently aged and sick Lady Durward. Written by Doug Sederberg <>

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Release Date:

7 April 1974 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Kronos  »

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£160,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Writer Brian Clemens had been keen to use Simon Oates as Captain Kronos. See more »


At time 1:04:40, as the young girl puts the lamp down on the table, you can briefly see the electrical cord fall to the ground from under her arm, where it was hidden while she walked down the steps. See more »


Carla: Beauty fades eventually, but a kind soul remains forever.
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Referenced in The Blood Tide (1998) See more »

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One of the best Hammer films
14 August 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Proof definite that Hammer could survive without Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, or even their borrowed Universal monsters (Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, the Mummy). Kronos is an entirely original take on vampires and monster-hunting. Brian Clements (The Avengers) has fun with the concept, and you're never quite sure if you're watching a parody or a homage. Kronos works either way, though. Check out the swordfight scene that's a parody of every Western ever, when Kronos kills three men before they (or us) can see him draw his sword. Lots of action, and an interesting vampire concept, make for a must-see movie.

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