Be Careful What You Wish For…Krampus is coming to town
When we first saw the trailer for Krampus we were like “Yes!! This movie looks so amazing for a Christmas horror film we can’t wait to see it.” So, we got to the theater with drinks and candy in hand we were ready for this movie to be kind of bad, both TSQuint and myself had super low expectations, but then it was actually pretty freaking awesome. Toni Collette, Adam Scott, David Loechner and the rest of the cast did such a great job in this film. If you are a fan of horror comedy with a Christmas twist this movie is right up your alley.
Sarah’s (Toni Collette) son Max wants this year’s Christmas to be like all the other years, but his family has forgotten what the season is about. As any person believing in the season would do, Max wrote a letter to Santa. His cousins grab the letter and read it out loud to the whole family. After a fight breaks out with his cousins, Max flees to his room. While he sits there debating on what to do with the letter he loses his final bit of hope and tears the letter into pieces and throws it out the window. Little did he know that by doing this he would summon the “Shadow of Saint Nicholas,” Krampus.
A huge storm hits and Beth the sister wants to go over to her boyfriend’s to see if he’s alright since she hasn’t heard from him in hours. Her parents allow her to go telling her to be back in an hour. The way the storm looked there is no way in hell we would let our teenage daughter going wondering off into that storm but they do. Then, when she doesn’t return her dad and Uncle go out searching for her. After driving for a while they come across a stopped snowplow in the road. They start searching for Beth but they are soon attacked by something in the snow. Upon their return home, Omi, the grandmother of Max, tells the story of her encounter with Krampus as a young girl. Her story brings light to what is going on, and though they don’t want to accept it, they now understand that they are not safe outside the house. They must keep the fireplace burning hot, for Krampus can only come in through the chimney and the hearth must be cold.
Unfortunately, the family falls asleep allowing the fire to die down to just hot coals. This allows Krampus’ minions, killer gingerbread men, a demon looking angel doll creature, a crazy teddy bear and a human eating jack-in-the box, and elves, to wreak havoc on the family and that is when all hell breaks loose. In the end, Max must try to undo his wish and save his family from Krampus.
Go check out the movie. It’s well worth it!
Cast: Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Step Brothers), Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, United States of Tara), David Koechner (The Office, Paul), Allison Tolman (Fargo, The Gift), Conchata Ferrell (Edward Scissorhands, Two and a Half Men), and Emjay Anthony (Insurgent, It’s Complicated)
Director: Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy & Horror
Running Time: 98 Minutes