Krampus Poster Shakes Things Up. There’s a new horror film by Michael Dougherty in the works, and if you’re familiar with his 2008 film Trick ‘R Treat, then you’re probably excited. That film was an anthology, of sorts, of several stories all occurring within the same small town during Halloween. It’s clear from interviews, podcasts, and his work itself, that Dougherty is a genuine horror fan. He breeds the kind of excitement in me that someone like Eli Roth did when I was in high school, or Ti West did just a few years ago. He’s not quite at that level, I don’t think, but this movie is certainly the one to either prove or disprove the notion that he’s a horror talent to be reckoned with.
The legend of Krampus is something you can either read up on or have Christoph Waltz explain to you. Your choice! The more important thing is this beautiful poster, a throwback to the vintage horror of the 1980s. This is a time when betamax and VHS cassette covers were almost as important as the films they shielded. This one certainly fits right alongside any of them. I like it.
According to FirstShowing,
At Comic-Con 2015 today, Legendary Pictures debuted the first teaser for Krampus, about the evil, twisted Christmas monster. The film has an Amblin-esque feel, with some humor and all of Dougherty’s brilliant horror tricks. It stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner and Allison Tolman
The premise on IMDb is as minimal as this, “A demon seeks out naughty people to punish them at Christmas time”, which is fine – but if you want more, FirstShowing has a more detailed synopsis:
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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