Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter - 5/18/13

Every week, the members of the Saturday Night Freak Show (Brent, Tom, Colin, Travis and Sean) file into a subterranean screening room somewhere in Freakshow, IL where they witness sights & sounds undreamed of by mortal men. They emerge changed, not quite the beings they once were. Good or bad, they debate the merits of what they have just experienced for the entertainment of you, the listener.

This week, Colin offers up for study Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974), a film from England's Hammer Films studios, in which an unflappable vampire hunter (Horst Janson) and his hunchbacked assistant track a new breed of vampire across the English countryside.  The beautiful Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me, Starcrash) also stars.  We talk about the legacy of Hammer films, including the Dracula and Frankenstein films of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and the deathless spell of vampire movies in general.