Thursday, April 14, 2016

Krampus (2015)

Director: Michael Dougherty

Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Emjay Anthony, Conchata Ferrell

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max 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.

I had been waiting for someone to make a movie about Krampus for a long time. It is just the creepiest story to tell your children at Christmas. That is the whole fun of it. Christmas is all about sweet dreams and Santa, but in some counties you heard tales of a demonic being called Krampus that will eat you if you are bad. That is a great way to tuck your kids to bed at night.

There have been a few B rated versions of the story to come out, since they announced a bigger budget major studio movie. These were so bad that they are not even watchable. (I have to reviews those one day.) This was a good movie. I did not hate it at all. I was nervous about it though. You just did not hear much about the movie. It was not good or bad, just nothing. I was so glad that they put in the time to make the movie creepy as well as including dark mean humor throughout it.

The cast is what really sold the movie. Adam Scott and Toni Collette were the perfect leads with a great connection and disconnection with the rest of the cast. Conchata Ferrell is always great at whatever role she plays, but she was really funny in this movie. She was the drunk that hated kids, and it is at Christmas time.

The special look really good. The gingerbread men were a bit cartoony, but it is hard for that not to happen. They are cookies. The rest of the helpers worked really well for the movie. It all gave the movie a darker feel to it.

I really did like this movie, but I always love Christmas horror movies. If you have not seen this movie yet, then you really need to. It is worth watching at least. Enjoy.

Krampus (2015) Trailer

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