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KRAMPUS (2015) Movie Featurette: “A Look Inside”

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Krampus “A Look Inside” Vlog. Michael Dougherty‘s Krampus (2015) movie featurette entitled “A Look Inside” has been released as promotional material for the film. In the video, director Michael Dougherty explains the plot, David Koechner speaks about his character dreading spending Christmas with family, and Dougherty explains how the character of Max gives up on Christmas, which leads to Krampus and his helpers arriving.

Stefania LaVie Owen speaks about how this is a “fairy tale gone wrong”.

Allison Tolman asks, “Who is Krampus?”

Conchata Ferrell and Adam Scott answer that, saying its more than a bump in the night, and that he’s “a monster who punishes kids who have not been good little boys or girls”, and that its “not just kids – we all get punished”.

Scott says the movies nods a lot to films like Poltergeist and Gremlins.

Dougherty says he likes the combination of humor and horror, how both have to be effective in order for the total result to be effective.

David Koechner says its “a horror movie with three H’s. It’s got horror, heart, and humor.”

Adam Scott concludes the featurette by telling us that “Krampus is coming to town”, in a hilarious twist on the “Santa Claus is coming to town” phrase.

According to Slashfilm, “This featurette is a bit of a missed opportunity. As mentioned, it tells us what we already know about the film, when it could have highlighted a huge draw of the film: the practical monsters. There is such a beautiful, frightening handmade quality to the creatures in Dougherty’s horror-comedy, which we don’t see often enough nowadays. If Krampus and his evil helpers — a freakish and hungry jack-in-the-box, the angel doll from hell, a hungry teddy bear, and more — were just CG, it probably wouldn’t have the same effect. Because these holiday monsters feel real, so does the fear we see in the characters.

I can’t speak too much on the quality of Krampus, as there’s an embargo, but I think it’s all right to talk about how wonderful the creature designs and puppetry work are. Fans of old school horror movies are going to find Mike Dougherty’s approach, in that regard, invigorating to see on the big screen. Fingers crossed we won’t have to wait another eight years to see him direct another film.”

Check out the new featurette starring the director and actors. What do you think?

Watch the Krampus vlog and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. Krampus will be released in U.S. theatres on December 4, 2015. For more Krampus information, videos, photos, and reviews, visit our Krampus Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on TwitterTumblrGoogle+ or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates.

Sources: Slashfilm, IMDb

 

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Marco Margaritoff

I grew up in Hamburg to a German father and Ecuadorian mother. Obsessive student of film, Hip-Hop, and stand-up comedy. I love the dark dreambox that is the cinema auditorium. I love mountains and the ocean, but am equally exhilarated by the jungle of the city. I hope to one day create something that hits someone in the brain with thunderous effect.

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