In 1536, in Veracruz, Mexico, during the Inquisition, an alchemist builds a mysterious and sophisticated device named Cronos to provide eternal life to the owner. In the present days, the antiques dealer Jesus Gris finds Cronos hidden inside an ancient statue while cleaning it with his granddaughter Aurora. He accidentally triggers the device and soon his wife Mercedes and he note that he has a younger appearance. Out of the blue, the stranger Angel de la Guardia visits Gris's shop and buys the old statue. On the next day, Gris finds his shop trashed and Angel's card on the floor. He pays a visit to Angel that introduces him to the eccentric millionaire De la Guardia that explains the healing power and the eternal life given by Cronos. Angel is sent by De la Guardia to hunt down Gris to get Cronos no matter the costs. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When Jesús searches for Aurora after she has taken the Cronos, as he walks through two doors, he stops. Behind him, reflected in the glass of the door, is crew and equipment. See more »
[discussing why Deiter wants the Cronos]
He thinks it will help him live longer.
Angel de la Guardia:
That fucker does nothing but shit and piss all day, and he wants to live longer?
See more »
Dedicated to the memory of Josefina Camberos See more »
This is one of the best horror films of the 90's. It has an excellent plot, a great script, good acting, and masterful direction. The horror scenes were brilliantly executed, the humor well-balanced, the cinematography effective, and the make-up effects were stunning. Don't worry if you hate subtitles, this one will have you gripped until the last frame. 8.5/10.
20 of 30 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?