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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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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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Michael Dougherty described the film as a darker version of a Christmas family film: "Christmas movies exist in their own little snow globe, where a clashing family, no matter how sick of each other, always manages to overcome their differences and live happily ever after. But what if the family's issues escalated, and then they sort of allow Krampus to seep into their reality?" See more »

Goofs

Tom is shown by the fireplace checking the ammunition in the revolver, which seems to be loaded with large caliber cartridges like .357 Magnum. Later when he's in the attic pointing the same revolver toward the viewer, the muzzle is small in diameter as it would if it were able to fire .22 rimfire or .25 caliber. 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 Gremlins (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas
Written by Meredith Willson
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good Film
2 December 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

Three days before Christmas, a suburban family gets together to celebrate the holidays.

One child named Max wants to continue the family's Christmas traditions, but tensions between members of the family keep everyone from having a good time and the family lose their Christmas spirit, especially Max, who rips up his letter to Santa and throws it to the wind after his cousins read it out at the dinner table Shortly afterwards, a severe blizzard appears and cuts out power in the entire town and Christmas will never be the same.

Now Despite it's Christmas Background this film is anything but cherry. In fact this film is one of the best main stream horror films produced in quit some time.

In this film we get a cross between "Night of the Living Dead" and "Gremlins". If your fans of those films then you will enjoy this movie.

If you have small children please do not let them watch this.


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