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Just a matter of weeks back, we heard the news that Tusk helmer Kevin Smith had officially begun developing Anti-Claus. Now, Trick 'r Treat director Michael Dougherty has been announced as the director new horror-comedy Krampus, which focuses on the same holiday-themed monster

The plot of Krampus is set of be a series of vignettes all inspired by a Scandinavian/German child-eating Christmas creature known as the the Krampus. You're a good little boy or girl? You get a treat. You're a bad little boy or girl? You get the Krampus. And unless you like like being abducted and beaten with a rusty chain, then you probably don't want the Krampus.

So, how will Dougherty's version of the creature differ from Smith's? Well, although we'll have to wait and see for definite answers, the Trick 'r Treat director did reveal that:

The dark ancient origins of our holidays have always fascinated me... I've been drawing twisted Christmas cards for well over a decade, so it only made sense to bring some of that morbid yuletide fun to the big screen, and Krampus was the perfect mythology to do that. Christmas has been invading Halloween for far too long. It's time to return the favor.

Well, two Krampus-themed movies is certainly good news for people who like being tied up and thrown in a big sack. But which of the movies are you most looking forward to seeing, and why? Kevin Smith's or Michael Dougherty's? Sound off below!

Stay close for more updates on Dougherty's Krampus and check out more of Ethan Black's awesome artwork here, or here.


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(Source: Joblo, Oneoff Nation)


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