Am I late to the holiday season? Yes. Is this a Christmas movie? Yes. Do I care? Not in the slightest because this is one of my absolute favorite movies.
If you’ve known me for any length of time it comes as no surprise that I love horror and paranormal. I also adore legends, myths, and tales and Krampus hits those sweet spots as well as having humor involved.
I mean come on! How do you not laugh at this!
The tale of Krampus is originally German and where good children would be visited by Saint Nicholas, bad children would be thrown into Krampus’s sack and beaten with a birch branch. There are multiple changes that have been made to the tale over the years so this is the version I’ve known.
From a section on IMDB that doesn’t list the poster.
When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) gets disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Meanwhile, this lack of festive spirit unleashes 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 one another if they hope to survive.
I will end my rambling of the movie with this. If you watch it, please let me know. There’s also the book by Brom.