Krampus

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Krampus
Genre: Holiday

Horror

Comedy

Photography: Color
Running Time: 98 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: December 4, 2015
Directed by: Michael Dougherty
Written by: Todd Casey

Michael Dougherty

Zach Shields

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Starring: Adam Scott

Toni Collette

David Koechner

Allison Tolman

Conchata Ferrell

Emjay Anthony

Stefania LaVie Owen

Krista Stadler (de)

Krampus is a 2015 American comedy horror film based on the eponymous character from Austro-Bavarian folklore, directed by Michael Dougherty and written by Dougherty, Todd Casey, and Zach Shields. The film stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, and Krista Stadler (de).

It was released in the United States by Universal Pictures on December 4, 2015.

Summary

A boy suffering from a huge dysfunctional family, resulting in poor taste of Christmas, ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his home.

Why It Rocks

  1. A perfect blend of scary, memorable and funny moments.
  2. The actor’s performances are wonderful, mainly from Emjay Anthony.
  3. Nicely done character and story development.
  4. Krampus and his minions are all nightmarish antagonists are wickedly amazing.
  5. The idea of making a Christmas demon come after those that are naughty during December is pretty original.
  6. Brilliant and terrifying costume designs for Krampus and his minions.
  7. Likable and interesting characters, such as Max and Aunt Dorothy.
  8. Grandma Omi’s backstory is very tragic with a Tim Burton-esque style to it.
  9. It mostly stays faithful to the legend.

Bad Qualities

  1. The dialogue, though well-performed by most of the characters, are pretty weak and feel more at home in a Happy Madison film.
  2. Despite the title, Krampus doesn't get enough screen time. The film relies on his minions more than him.

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