Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil.
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.
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 »
While out searching for Beth, Tom helps out Howard by shooting the thing that attacks Howard 3 times with his sixshooter. Back in the house, Tom asks Howard about ammo. All Howard has left are shotgun shells. Later on, Tom uses the sixshooter again and fires 6 times. As there was no additional ammo left for this gun, he could have only fired 3 more times. See more »
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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I really Enjoyed the Movie so sorry if i don't really have much negative to say.
-Scary scenes are actually scary. (suspence build up pretty well, i liked seeing the "Monster" which I usually dislike in other Horror Movies)
-Krampus is pretty accurate. (And Scary)
-Additions to the old myth are either working well or are too funny to not include.
-Brings the world closer to the real old Christmas we "enjoy" in central Europe.
-Funny half of the movie working well.
-Scary half works perfectly fine.
-Overall pretty good contrast to the rest of the commercial holiday.
-Maybe a little slow on the start.
-Maybe overall a bit too harsh for some viewers. (but no blood or overuse of the F Word, but still pretty scary but the closer the end the more serious it gets with less comedy)
The cinema was pretty much enjoying it some people hated it i guess. But i felt it was quite good and had a good evening.
I would say overall if i wanted to watch Krampus in the very beginning, which i didn't intend to, i would be happy with the actual Movie.
It Keeps its Promises and does very well what it intends to do. Don't expect something like Tucker and Dale, Shawn of the Dead or Braindead more a mix of Jeepers Kreepers and and regular Christmas Comedy, but does this much better. (i disliked jeepers creepers and all this Christmas comedy but liked this)
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