Horror Krampus (2015)

Kevin

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All feedback so far on Krampus seems positive and has been described as a bit of a throwback to the Christmas horror movies of the '70s. Lately I've not been in the horror mood but when this one hits digital I think I'll need to give it a try.

Legendary Films | Krampus

Legendary Pictures’ Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday.

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

The horror-comedy also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler.

Krampus and his mischievous underlings have been created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their epic work on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and King Kong, among many others.

Written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat), Krampus is co-written by Zach Shields and Todd Casey and produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia and Dougherty. The film will be released by Universal Pictures.
 

Tom

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There have been a few movies with the Krampus theme and most are crappy but Christmas Horror Story (2015) wasn't bad. I too am looking forward to seeing this version.
 

Lee Anne

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Oh, interesting. I may have to look up some of the other versions. I'm a big movie dork. I love watching all the movies that get crappy ratings from everyone else, just to find a hidden treasure amongst them. :D
 

screenersam

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'Christmas' and 'horror' are two genres that don't mix for me.
I first heard of the K in a Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated episode.
 

Tom

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PG-13 | 1h 38min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 4 December 2015 (USA)
Krampus (2015) - IMDb

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

Director:
Michael Dougherty
Writers:
Todd Casey, Michael Dougherty
Stars:
Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner

I rather enjoyed this little romp into the darkside of Christmas. I found myself laughing out loud a few times. A Lengendary/Universal Pictures production it feels more like a Disney movie. I could see Krampus - The Ride at an amusement park. There are a few creepy moments but no blood or gore. The creature designs are spot on for a Christmas themed movie. Certainly one for the watchlist. Never lose the Christmas Spirit!
 
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