Tis the season for news about Christmas horror movies! And while I’ve heard about this one for a while now, it’s finally picking up steam with some casting choices. I’m talking about Michael Dougherty’s demonic horror/comedy, Krampus.
For those in the dark, Michael Dougherty gave us the amazing (and horribly studio managed) Halloween anthology, Trick ‘R Treat back in 2007. So because of his name alone, I’m already on board with Krampus. The film will revolve around the Alpine country folklore about a demon who would reward good children with gifts and the bad children would get tossed in his sack and taken back to his lair for punishment. Sounds a bit wrong if you ask me and would have scared the shit out of me as a kid had my parents told me that story, but the pics you can find about Krampus online are even more disturbing.
Sweet Mother of God! What the hell is going on there? I was under the assumption that Krampus would just kidnap these kids for a little while, take them back to his untidy lair, and maybe make them eat broccoli or something as punishment for being bad. Apparently I was way off. At least the girl in the pic is enjoying some delicious fruit while the boy is either about to have his ass licked or worse.
Michael Dougherty sounds like he’s definitely going to go the horror/comedy route with this, so expect a tone similar to Trick ‘R Treat. Not a bad thing by any means, but what is kind of bad is that director/writer Kevin Smith is also doing a horror/comedy about Krampus and his will be called Anti-Claus. The more the merrier I guess, so get ready for the battle of the Krampus movies in 2015! Now let’s see another one of those uncomfortable Krampus pics where he’s licking a boy’s head while pulling his ears apart.