“His name is Krampus. He and his helpers did not come to give, but to take.”
Michael Dougherty‘s new holiday horror film Krampus released it’s creepy ass trailer.
Doughterty is the writer and director who brought us the classic Halloween anthology film Trick ‘r Treat. This next project of his seriously looks like it’s going to be just as good, maybe even better. This might just end up being the best Christmas horror movie that has been made since Gremilins!
Legendary Pictures’ Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. 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.
During a recent interview, the director talked about the character Krampus, saying:
“He’s not Freddy (A Nightmare on Elm Street) or Jason (Friday the 13th) or Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), this unstoppable monster that kicks down your door and rampages and grabs you. If you study the myth, there’s something darkly playful about him. He’s having a good time doing what he does and he enjoys the cat-and-mouse aspect of it.”
Cast Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania Lavie Owen, and Krista Stadler. The movie is set to be released on December 4th.