Written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro, Cronos is his first feature film debut. It centers around a mysterious timekeeping device designed during the Spanish Inquisition to grant its owner eternal life. When it is discovered after being lost for four hundred years, each person who encounters it
suffers only danger and despair.
Winner of Best Picture during Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival, Cronos was a smash in 1993 and marked the first collaboration between Guillermo Del Toro and Ron Perlman who would later go on to star in Del Toro’s other big hit, Hellboy.