|Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter|
The only man alive feared by the walking dead!
|Title||Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter|
|Directed by||Brian Clemens|
|Written by||Brian Clemens|
|Produced by||Brian Clemens; Albert Fennell|
|Music by||Laurie Johnson|
|Edited by||James Needs|
|Distributed by||Hammer Film Productions; Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)|| April 7th, 1974 (UK)|
June 12th, 1974
|Running time||91 min.|
|Budget|| £160,000 (UK)|
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter is a British horror film written and directed by Brian Clemens and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It premiered in the UK on April 7th, 1974 with screenings in the US beginning on June 12th. The film stars Horst Janson as the eponymous hero Captain Kronos, a man committed towards investigating and ridding Western Europe of all vampires.
|John Carson||Doctor Marcus|
|Shane Briant||Paul Durward|
|John Cater||Hieronymus Grost|
|Lois Daine||Sara Durward|
|Wanda Ventham||Lady Durward|
|Brian Tully||George Sorell|
|Lisa Collings||Vanda Sorell|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Production on Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter began on April 10th, 1973 and concluded on May 27th, 1973. It was filmed at Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England.
- Premiered in the United States in San Francisco, California on June 12th, 1974. In the US market, it has also been identified by the shortened title Kronos. It premiered on the same day as Hammer's Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.
- Director Brian Clemens originally intended the movie to be the first in a series of films, but these plans were scrapped to poor returns at the box office.
- Other fictional vampire hunters of note include Eric Brooks, aka Blade, from Marvel Comics as well as his own film franchise by New Line Cinema as well as Buffy Summers, the plucky hero of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer film and television franchise.
- Brian Clemens also worked on such films as 1960's The Tell-Tale Heart, 1965's Curse of the Voodoo and 1971's Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde.
- Sci-fi/fantasy fans may recognize actor John Hollis. He played the role of the silent cyborg Lobot, administrative aide to Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
See also Edit
External Links Edit
- Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter at Wikipedia
- Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter at AllRovi.com
- Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter at Teleport City
- Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter at Obscure Horror
- Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter at The Terror Trap
- Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter at Popcorn Pictures
- Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter at The Brimstone Pit
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