Sunday, 8 March 2015
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter tells of the heroic Captain (Horst Janson) and his magnificently named companion Professor Hieronymus Grost (John Cater) who are called in to investigate the mysterious deaths of a number of villagers who seemingly have died of old age long before their time. Recognising that the deaths were caused by a different type of vampire to the leech variety they, along with local girl Carla (the one and only Caroline Munro) set out to save the town.
A joyous mix of swashbuckling action and Hammer's trademark fanged villany Captain Kronos was to have launched a new franchise onto the world but instead left us with a tantalising coda to what was and an unrealised taste of what could have been.