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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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Max
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Beth
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Omi
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Aunt Dorothy
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Howie, Jr
Queenie Samuel ...
Jordan
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Stevie
Sage Hunefeld ...
Baby Chrissy
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Derek
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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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He sees you when you're sleeping.He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good. So be good for goodness's sake. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Budget:

$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

Krampus is a huge part of Austrian and German folklore. In Austria and southern Germany, they have "Krampus Runs" where grown-up men dress up as Krampuses and parade through the city streets and scare children. 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

Jordan: We know you still believe in the big fat creeper!
Max: I don't know what you're talking about!
Stevie: [pulls up Max's letter to Santa] Are you sure about that?
Beth Engel: [Max tries to get his letter back and Beth stops him] Stop!
Stevie: [starts reading Max's letter] Dear Santa, I know I haven't been great this year and I'm sorry for that, but I was really hoping you can help out me and my family this Christmas. We need you! Oh, Maxi Pad. That is so s...
Beth Engel: [stops Max from getting his letter back] Stop, Max!
Stevie: Blah blah blah. ...
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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 »

Connections

References Pacific Rim (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Krampus Karol of the Bells
Written by Peter Wilhousky (as Peter J. Wilhousky)
Arranged/Lyrics by Douglas Pipes
Performed by Brea Olinda High School Singers
Conducted by Dave Willert
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Autistic Reviewers opinion on this movie.
11 December 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Wow! Now this is a Horror cult classic! I haven't seen a movie like this in years! It was certainly a great surprise! While people compare this movie to Gremlins I guarantee you it is nothing like Gremlins. This movie is its own movie! The acting was top notch, even when there were elements of cheesiness that occurred they all managed to keep it great! The director also did "Trick Or Treat" which is another Halloween cult classic. But Krampus surpasses "Trick Or Treat" by a long shot. The story was good, and it keeps you really glued to the screen wandering what will happen next. There are also many scenes that are hilarious. Most of the humour came from Aunt Dorothy.

Many people online will complain that the characters/actors were too unbelievable and so unlikeable. This is the whole point of the movie. This is a story of a broken with family with no love, no respect and no desire to love Christmas. And then Krampus comes to town!

The Practical Effects were used so well. I like the fact there was no CGI used for this movie (with the exception of the Ginger Bread Men). It's kept old school, and it never fails to amaze us.

Without spoiling anything...the story does start out quite slow. But as soon as the blizzard hits...you know you're in for the roller-coaster ride. Kramous's minions are awesome and scary, to say the least! When Krampus's appears his face will give you nightmares! The ending was very original and very unexpected. I really hope this becomes a movie (like Home Alone) that comes on TV every year for all of us to appreciate the spirit of Christmas! All in all, it is a cult classic and it was quite a surprise on how good it was. Had no idea this would be a movie I would love so much. Really highly recommended! 4.5/5 stars. -Autistic Jay


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