1974 Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter

Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter – 1974

A Hammer production 

Copyright MCMLXXII Hammer Film Productions Limited – All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound System 

Made at EMI-MGM Elstree Studios, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire, England 

Processed by Humphries Laboratories 91 mins 


Fearless hero Captain Kronos has dedicated his life to the destruction of vampires after his mother and father were afflicted by the curse and he was forced to destroy them both. Together with his faithful hunchback assistant Grost, he rides into the village of Durward. His arrival is timely, for beautiful young girls have been dying there recently – dying of old age, their youth and beauty sucked from their bodies! Kronos’s search leads him to the Durward family itself, which holds a terrible secret…..


Production Supervisor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Wardrobe Supervisor
Assistant Art Director
Casting Director
Fight Arranger
Dubbing Mixer
Recording Director
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music by
Musical Supervisor
Produced by
Written and Directed by

Roy Skeggs
Robert Jones
James Needs
Richard Dalton
David Tringham
Jim Willis
Peter Lennard
June Randall
Jim Evans
Barbara Ritchie
Dulcie Midwinter
Kenneth McCallum Tait
James Liggat
William Hobbs
Bill Rowe
A.W. Lumkin
Godfrey Godar
Ian Wilson
Laurie Johnson
Philip Martell
Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
Brian Clemens


Captain Kronos
Dr Marcus
Professor Hieronymous Grost
Paul Durward
Kerro (Guest Star)
Lady Durward (Guest Star)
Sara Durward
Isabella Sorell
Barton Sorell
George Sorell
Ann Sorell
Vanda Sorell
Blind Girl
Big Man

Horst Janson
John Carson
John Cater
Shane Briant
Caroline Munro
Ian Hendry
Wanda Ventham
Lois Diane
William Hobbs
Terence Sewards
Trevor Lawrence
Perry Soblosky
Susanna East
Stafford Gordon
Brian Tully
Joanna Ross
Elizabeth Bear
Lisa Collinson
Robert James
Paul Greenwood
John Hollis
Neil Seiler
Olgar Anthony
Gigi Gurpinar
Peter Davidson
Jacqui Cook
Penny Price


As well as financing problems, Hammer now began to have distribution difficulties and this film was scarcely shown in cinemas at all, eventually escaping to very limited showings in 1974; which is a shame, because it is one of the best and most original of their later films, with fine production values and a witty sense of humour. Its lack of distribution soon quashed hopes that “Kronos” would develop into a television series. Horst Janson’s voice was dubbed by actor Julian Holloway, one of the regulars of the “Carry On” supporting cast. To compose the music, Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens brought in Laurie Johnson, who had written the memorable theme for ABC TV’s “The Avengers”, which they had produced. Also from “The Avengers”, the role of Kerro was given to Ian Hendry, who had been one of the original stars of the series. He was by this time already suffering from the alcohol-related problems which would later kill him.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection