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Krampus (2015)

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

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Michael Dougherty
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emjay Anthony ... Max
Adam Scott ... Tom
Toni Collette ... Sarah
Stefania LaVie Owen ... Beth
Krista Stadler ... Omi
Conchata Ferrell ... Aunt Dorothy
Allison Tolman ... Linda
David Koechner ... Howard
Maverick Flack Maverick Flack ... Howie, Jr
Queenie Samuel Queenie Samuel ... Jordan
Lolo Owen Lolo Owen ... Stevie
Sage Hunefeld Sage Hunefeld ... Baby Chrissy
Leith Towers ... Derek
Curtis Vowell Curtis Vowell ... DHL Man
Luke Hawker ... Krampus
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Krampus: El terror de la Navidad See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,293,325, 6 December 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,592,530, 10 January 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,788,393, 31 December 2015
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally to release on November 25 but was pushed back to December 4 to coincide with the Krampusnacht, a traditional Austrian festival held on December 5 that celebrates the Krampus coming to punish naughty children. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Omi: Saint Nicholas is not coming this year. Instead, a much darker, ancient spirit. His name is Krampus. He and his helpers did not come to give, but to take. He is the shadow of Saint Nicholas.
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Crazy Credits

A vast number of photos and Christmas cards can be seen together with the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Gremlins (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

O Come All Ye Faithful
Written by Frederick Oakeley and John Francis Wade
Performed by Metropolitan Quartet
Courtesy of Document Records Ltd.
License arranged by Fine Gold Music
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Krampus (7/10)
10 July 2016 | by skybrick736See all my reviews

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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