Horror anthology enthusiasts, rejoice! Kevin Smith announced on his official blog that he'll be co-directing a new horror holiday film featuring several stories based on Krampus, the anti-Santa who punishes naughty children.
The movie will be called Comes the Krampus! and in true fashion will be directed by members of his podcasting community, including his wife. Here's a little more about the project from the man himself:
If you listen to the EDUMACATION podcast, you’ll remember that episode 20 (Part 2 of the Christmas eps) consisted of another dopey conversation that resulted in a screenplay – a’la SModcast and TUSK. I was goofing around with Mr. Edumacation himself, Professor Andy McElfresh, when we accidentally brainstormed a Christmas horror anthology that would eschew the gruesome spin on Santa Claus, and instead embrace the Scandinavian/German Kid-Eating Christmas creature known as the The Krampus. That podcast was released 12/23/13. It took us less than a month, but Andy and I have finished the screenplay for a flick we’re calling Comes the Krampus! It’s 99 pulse-pounding pages of what’s essentially SModCo’s Creeepshow, with four terrifying tales stitched together by a freaky framing device. It was a blast to write and totally new to me, as I never actually wrote a screenplay WITH someone else before. And now, to extend the spirit of collaboration even further, I’M GONNA CO-DIRECT THE FLICK WITH THE SMODCO FAMILY! Andy McElfresh will direct the “The Krampus vs. The 3rd Grade” episode (SO fucked up), Jason Mewes (yes – THAT Jason Mewes) will direct the “Hitler’s Krampus” episode (twisted period piece), I will direct the “Mask Maker” episode (the Gothic horror piece), Carol Banker will direct the “The Proposal” episode (which is fucking nuts), and Jennifer Schwalbach will direct “The Bad Babysitter” – which is the framing device that holds the whole mess together. Jordan Monsanto will produce for SModcast Pictures and the twin SModCo cherries on the top of this scary sundae? I’m gonna force my Bro Scotty Mo(sier) to act in it and Babble-Meister Ralph Garman will feature in every episode!
I don't know about you guys, but this sounds very much like the Grither from Tales From the Darkside to me:
(via Silent Bob Speaks)