‘Krampus’ May Be the Holiday Horror-Comedy We Didn’t Know We Wanted
If you’re looking for a feel-good Christmas movie complete with Santa Clause and Christmas spirit, Krampus ain’t it…and that’s exactly why we’re loving it.
It’s been a while since horror fans have gotten a film that fits into the Christmas horror genre, and let’s be honest, the films we have gotten have been mostly bad. Krampus stands to it around and a large part of why we have such faith in it is because of the mind behind it, Michael Dougherty, who is responsible for cult horror classic Trick ’r Treat. The fact that the movie stars Adam Scott and Toni Collette doesn’t hurt too much either.
The film follows a family that has to survive an encounter with the Christmas demon, after a young member decides that he’s done with the holiday.
Take a look at the creepy trailer and film description, per Universal, below:
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.
Krampus heads to theaters December 4th.
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures