Michael Dougherty did an amazing job directing Trick r' Treat. He gave us one of the best horror anthologies ever. He has a unique vision and a keen eye to showing it on screen. This year he introduced us to a darker side of Christmas, he gave us Krampus. A tale of a family who have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. With no belief in their hearts, Santa gets cancelled and Krampus pays them a visit. One by one, Krampus and his demonic "little helpers", take the family members to their doom. Can the remaining family members survive this terrifying Christmas holiday?
When I first saw this trailer I was immediately psyched. I wasn't even bothered by the PG-13 rating, as I have been with other horror movies. Michael Dougherty is an amazing up and coming director. The film has so many great elements, the humor, the cinematography, the creatures, and a great animation scene. The casting was perfect. Each actor portrayed their character perfectly. Krampus' look was so well done. They tried to keep the usual elements of Santa Claus, the red coat, the white beard, and the toys, but gave them a horror twist. Seeing Krampus perched on the rooftop for the first time is such a amazing moment of the film. I loved Krampus' little helpers, especially the Jack in the box. However the Gingerbread Cookies were great! I will say this film isn't really that scary, but it is such a fun film. The ending is great, I was on edge waiting for something to happen and I wasn't let down. Horror fans will not be disappointed with this film. It's one of the most unique and entertaining films I've seen in a really long time. Dougherty is now working on his sequel to Trick r' Treat. With the success of Krampus I hope Trick r' Treat 2 gets the attention it deserves. So definitely check out this film and let me know what you thought.