ByCollins Vincent, writer at
A cynic who's eaten one too many Redvines
Collins Vincent

Get ready to sing a different tune this holiday season! The upcoming Krampus movie is sure to make you scream, laugh, and maybe stay in doors this holiday season. The film comes from the same director behind Trick 'r treat , a halloween anthology film that became a cult classic in its own right. Based on the trailer footage there will be plenty to enjoy in the film as a dysfunctional family fights for survival during the most wonderful time of the year.

Here's the plot synopsis:

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.

This movie has alot of potential to be good or just okay, but based on the director's history you might enjoy this if you are a fan of his work, or just a fan of the genre. We have our dysfunctional family and the various relatives who stop by to visit. Then suddenly, as if out of nowhere, they get snowed in and the power goes out. The film seems to tackle the issue of family conflict during the holidays before it turns into a full-on fight for survival. The mythology of Krampus is also another huge reason to go see this movie since the fairytale is surprisingly dark, although its other iterations and interpretations have been different from the exact source material. It's safe to say that Krampus will scare up a decent amount at the box-office if the film can reach its target audience and build broader appeal with lesser known viewers.


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