The Horror Obsessive Podcast: Cronos

If you’ve been listening to The Horror Obsessive Podcast for some time, you know Sean and I don’t often agree about the movies we discuss. Usually, if one of us likes a film, the other hates it. But there are some exceptions. For example, in our previous episode, we talked about The Monster Squad, a movie we both enjoy quite a bit. This time, we defy the odds once again. In the latest episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast, we discuss Cronos, the directorial debut of Guillermo del Toro, and Sean and I both agree that it’s an absolute masterpiece.

Cronos follows an elderly man named Jesús Gris, who discovers a bizarre device that’s been hidden for decades, and when the thing latches onto him, it restores his youthfulness and vigor. At first, the man is elated at his newfound vitality, but he soon learns that the contraption is turning him into a vampire. At the same time, an unscrupulous uncle and nephew duo are also hounding Jesús to give them the device, so the poor guy has to fend off these two malefactors and navigate his growing thirst for blood.

A man licking blood off the floor

Like I said, Cronos is an amazing movie, and Sean and I discuss all the reasons we love it. For example, we talk about the film’s message, its religious imagery, and its unique take on vampirism, and as usual, the conversation is pretty riveting. On top of that, we also go over some of the best and most exciting news to hit the horror world in the last two weeks, including the recent release of The Nun II, the two new Godzilla trailers, and the super intriguing trailer for No One Will Save You.

And as always, if you enjoyed listening to us talk about Cronos, join us again in two weeks for the next episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast. We’ll discuss one of the greatest horror sequels of all time–Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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