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.
The Christmas photos seen during the ending credits were gleaned from various cast and crew members. See more »
Their house is shown on the poster with Krampus standing on top. If the den is on the bottom right where the movie ends, then why were they looking up at the ceiling of the den when the elves were running back and forth on the roof multiple times? There are 2 rooms directly above the den if we include the room with the gabled window, which could be the attic. They should not have been able to hear the footsteps that well even when the dark elves were trying to pull up Howie Jr. We even see the den ceiling collapse later when Der Klown falls through the air duct supposedly between floors no longer in the attic. See more »
You're not thinking of going after that snowplow alone, are you?
Shepherd's gotta protect his flock.
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The closing credits feature a Christmas song, "Carol of the Bells", which is twisted to mention the Krampus and warn of his coming. See more »
Christmas usually a time of cheerfulness and presents thanks to the jolly Santa is flipped upside down when Krampus comes to town. The events follow an obnoxious family, who are crude in their comedy, and have poor decision making. Funny man Adam Scott and horror vet Toni Collette make a unique couple but are relied upon heavily being the only serious roles written for the film. There is an appropriate blend of comedy and horror, which is seen in the absurdity of characters, evil gingerbread men, and killer toys, not so much the written dialogue. Once Krampus is seen fully his appearance is pretty cool looking like an old decrepit vile Santa. The ending was rather a letdown but overall it was a decent fun horror flick. It would be best to watch Krampus during Christmas time because it does have a great holiday feel to it, worthy of a watch for sure.
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