Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter is a 1972 British horror film. It stars Horst Janson in the title role, along with John Carson, Shane Briant and Caroline Munro. When his village is plagued by mysterious deaths marked by highly accelerated aging, Dr. Marcus calls in his army friend, Captain Kronos, and his companion, hunchback Professor Hieronymus Grost, professional vampire hunters. Grost explains to the initially skeptical Marcus that the dead women are victims of a vampire who drains not blood but youth, and that there are "as many species of vampire as there are beasts of prey." The discovery of another victim confirms Grost's explanation. Along the way, Kronos and Grost take in a local girl, Carla, with them. She is found locked in a stockade for dancing on the sabbath: now freed by Kronos, she repays both men by helping them out in hunting the vampires menacing her home while becoming Kronos' lover.