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Krampus (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 4 December 2015 (USA)
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A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.

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Michael Dougherty
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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 ... Jordan
Lolo Owen Lolo Owen ... Stevie
Sage Hunefeld Sage Hunefeld ... Baby Chrissy
Leith Towers ... Derek
Curtis Vowell ... DHL Man
Luke Hawker ... Krampus
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Storyline

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) gets disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Meanwhile, this lack of festive spirit unleashes 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 one another if they hope to survive.

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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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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

When they are trying to get to the snow plow Tom brings the shotgun with them. When that "snow monster" is chasing them he fires 13 shots at it. However a pump action shotgun with a full length magazine tube holds a maximum of nine rounds, eight in the magazine and one in the chamber. 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; Beth stops him] Stop!
Stevie: [reading] "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 him from getting his letter back] Stop, Max!
Stevie: Blah blah blah. Bullshit, bullshit. Ah, here we ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Terrifying Movie Demons (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber (as Franz Xaver Gruber) and Joseph Mohr
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Meeehhhh....
10 April 2016 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Krampus" (2015) is sometimes kinda pretty creepy, sometimes a little scary, sometimes a little funny movie that eventually gets boring by trying to be different and by doing that, it quickly becomes very average. It is not a bad movie by any means, but it's just so ... average. There is nothing in it that you would like to return for a second viewing and nothing that you would be glued to your screen during first viewing.

Overall, "Krampus" tries to be scary and kinda original Cristmas movie, and sometimes it succeeds, but mostly it doesn't by the end i didn't care what will happen to one or another two dimensional character. It is not a bad movie, but it's a quickly forgettable one.


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Country:

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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cloven See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,293,325, 6 December 2015

Gross USA:

$42,725,475

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,548,707
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2.39 : 1
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