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Krampus (2015)

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A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a Christmas demon to his family home.

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Beth
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Omi
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Aunt Dorothy
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Howie, Jr
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Jordan
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Stevie
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Baby Chrissy
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DHL Man
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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.

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...Is Coming To Town See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of horror violence/terror, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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4 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Krampus: El terror de la Navidad  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,293,325 (USA) (4 December 2015)

Gross:

$42,592,530 (USA) (8 January 2016)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The house Krampus is standing on in one movie poster is a different house seen inside the snowglobe held by Krampus on the other movie poster. See more »

Goofs

After Max talks with his dad after dinner, he is shown reading his letter to Santa. The close up shows he is reading the front page, but when the camera angle changes to over his shoulder he is reading the other side. The angle switches back and he is again reading from the front page. See more »

Quotes

Max: Are we going to be okay?
[Omi talks in German]
Max: What?
Aunt Dorothy: She said we're fucked!
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Crazy Credits

The Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures logos are covered in ice and have snow falling over them. See more »


Soundtracks

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Performed by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Very Good throwback to 80s horror.
7 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Plot: A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a Christmas demon to his family home.

This was a fun movie to watch, the kind of film I've been wanting to see done with much love and respect to the fans of the genre. Each of the cast does a good job portraying their characters even if the characters are not the friendliest people in the world. The practical effects are terrific and are a huge relief from all the CGI these days. Even though I don't hate CGI, a lot of filmmakers tend to overuse it these days. This film only used CGI when necessary which is something that most filmmakers should learn.

I only have 2 problems hence why I gave this an 8 and that is the ending is kind of weak and not every joke worked for me, but that's it. This film is a really good throwback to the 80s with a really good cast, script, story and great practical effects. Please go see this, these type of films need to be made nowadays, not reboots of movies and TV shows.


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