Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974) 91min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery | 7 April 1974 (UK) Summary: A master swordsman and former soldier and his hunchbacked assistant hunt vampires.
Countries: UKLanguages: English

Ignore the cheap looking movie poster. This is actually a really decent Hammer movie, with a solid cast on the set and a semi-decent plot with a relatively steady pace.

Meet Captain Kronos. Dear gods, how I want his coat. I desire his coat with such a deep materialistic urge that it almost saddens me because I shall never own that coat. It’s a great coat.

Oh, the movie, that, right. The Captain is a vampire hunter, and he’s heard there are issues with young women turning up hideously aged, in some cases to death. So he’s here to investigate. Shenanigans occur. There’s even a little bit of red herring work when it comes to letting the audience try to figure out who the vampire is.

There are weak points. Some of the plot is a little bit hazy. The end tries to give us a good old swashbuckling fight along the lines of the Scarlet Pimpernel, but doesn’t quite hit the mark in quality. But it’s a very solid movie and utterly deserves the current IMDb rating of 6.5 at the time of writing.

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