• Krampus (2015)

Krampus

Release Date: December 4th, 2015

DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

While the holiday season represents the most magical time of year, ancient European folklore warns of Krampus, a horned beast who punishes naughty children at Christmastime. When dysfunctional family squabbling causes young Max (Emjay Anthony) to lose his festive spirit, it unleashes the wrath of the fearsome demon. As Krampus lays siege to the Engel home, mom (Toni Collette), pop (Adam Scott), sister (Stefania LaVie Owen) and brother must band together to save one another from a monstrous fate.

Cast: Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Stefania Owen, Krista Stadler, Conchata Ferrell, Allison Tolman, David Koechner

Director: Michael Dougherty

Genres: Comedy , Horror

Production Co: Legendary Pictures, Zam Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Intense, 2010s, Pursuit, Car, Sacrifice, House, Survival, Dark, Sister, Father, Mother

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    Though not exactly a punishment, director Michael Dougherty’s tongue-in-cheek monster movie is hardly a celebration, either, despite initial promise that we’d be getting a niftier-than-usual package of subversive comedy and chills to shake up the usual holiday-movie sameness. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    While the violent sequences are very effectively staged, the results are a strange hybrid that doesn't quite work. Lacking the antic, witty humor of something like the similarly conceived Gremlins or the full-out gore of a traditional horror flick, Krampus never really finds it niche. show more

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Krampus, when he eventually shows his cards, is a dark delight, but this film has more to offer than a single monster – Dougherty has a few puppet side-shows, including elves, a clown which comes right out of Poltergeist’s closet and some stuffed animals which are the satanic mirrior images of our Toy Story friends. Ho, ho, ho, indeed. show more

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