Skip to Content
Poster for Winter Sucks 2024: Cronos (1993) 4K Restoration with short film Geometria (1987)
Watch trailer for Winter Sucks 2024: Cronos (1993) 4K Restoration with short film Geometria (1987) Watch trailer

Winter Sucks 2024: Cronos (1993) 4K Restoration with short film Geometria (1987)

Opens on January 10

Director: Guillermo del Toro Run Time: 94 min. Release Year: 1993

Starring: Claudio Brook, Federico Luppi, Margarita Isabel, Ron Perlman, Tamara Shanath

Country: Mexico
Language: English, Spanish

Winter Sucks 2024 at Gateway Film Center

A collection of the most blood-thinning vampire films of all time

About the film:

Experience Guillermo del Toro’s auspicious and audacious feature debut, Cronos (1993) – selected as the Mexican entry at the 66th Academy Awards – presented with his unreleased 1987 horror short Geometria.

In Geometria (1987), a lazy and uneducated guy cannot pass his geometry exam. After another scandal with his mother, he decides to seek help from the otherworldly forces.

In Cronos (1993), an ingenious alchemist tried to perfect an invention that would provide him with the key to eternal life. It was called the Cronos device. When he died more than 400 years later, he took the secrets of this remarkable device to the grave with him. Now, an elderly antiques dealer has found the hellish machine hidden in a statue and learns about its incredible powers. The more he uses the device, the younger he becomes…but nothing comes without a price. Life after death is just the beginning as this nerve-shattering thriller unfolds and the fountain of youth turns bloody. An ancient device. A modern discovery. A terrifying tale of the eternal.

About the filmmaker:

Master storyteller Guillermo del Toro’s imaginative films have earned recognition at Cannes, Venice, and other festivals around the world. From Mexico, his Spanish language films earned him a place on the international stage beginning with his sensational 1993 feature debut Cronos, which was Mexico’s official submission to the Academy Awards, followed by The Devil’s Backbone (2001) and the universally acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). His English-language features include Hellboy (2004), Pacific Rim (2013), and Crimson Peak (2015), followed by The Shape of Water (2017), which earned 3 prizes at Venice before winning Best Picture and Best Directing at the 2018 Academy Awards. His most recent features are Nightmare Alley (2021), which was nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, and the stop-motion adaptation Pinocchio (2022), which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

See our upcoming films
Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
National Endowment for the Arts
CD 92.9 FM
G&J Pepsi
WOSU Public Media


powered by Filmbot