KRAMPUS Featurette: A Christmas Horror Film with A Dark, Fun Sense of Humor
I had the awesome opportunity to see Krampus earlier this week, but I'm not really allowed to talk about it until tomorrow, which is when my review goes live. While you're waiting on the edge of your seat to see this movie, Legendary Pictures has released a featurette that includes interviews with the cast and crew talking about this delightfully horrific Christmas movie.
They explain who Krampus is and talk about the inspirations behind the film, which includes classic movies like Gremlins and Poltergeist. The movie comes from the wonderfully twisted mind of Michael Dougherty, who previously brought us the Halloween classic Trick 'r Treat. If you enjoyed that film, then Krampus is a movie not to be missed. One of the things he enjoyed about the Krampus story is that it has a "dark fun sense of humor."
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.
The film has a great cast that includes Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler. It will be released in theaters this weekend on December 4th, and I can't wait to see it...again. Koechner describes it as a horror film with three h's, "horror, heart, and humor."