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Krampus is gory good fun for fans of non-traditional holiday horror with a fondness for Joe Dante's B- movie classics, even if it doesn't have quite the savage bite its concept calls for.



Total Count: 116


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When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max 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.


Conchata Ferrell
as Aunt Dorothy
Ivy George
as Perchta the Cherub
Luke Hawker
as Krampus
Maverick Flack
as Howie Jr.
Sophie Gannon
as Bjugnakraekir
Sage Hunefeld
as Baby Chrissy
Gareth Ruck
as Stekkjarstaur
ark Atkin
as Ketkrokur
Lolo Owen
as Stevie
Trevor Bau
as Hurðaskellir
Brett Beattie
as Der Klown
Amy Brighton
as Pvorusleikir
Felicity Hamill
as Gattapefur
Ravi Narayan
as Kertasnikir
Collin Dean
as Ruprecht the Elf
Kelly Lily Marie
as Gilijagaur
Clare Odell
as Gluggagaegir
Pascal Ackerman
as The Yule Goat
Skye Broberg
as The Yule Goat
Jessie Carson
as The Yule Goat
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  • Dec 25, 2017
    The film is trying to be a new Gremlins, using the festive season for some horror and the set up works rather nicely with the arrival of the unloved extended family. The tone is then somewhat undecided, too silly for grown-ups and too creepy for kids, especially when it comes to Krampus' multilpe helper creatures. That's borderline annoying a few times and would have worked much better with the emphasis on the main antagonist. But even he gets silly once we see underneath his hood often enough. At least the final twist is surprisingly evil.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 24, 2017
    Didn’t love or hate this. It was an okay Christmas horror. Dragged out a little long, though it wasn’t.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2017
    A traditional horror film that uses CGI sparingly and doesn't take itself too seriously. A delight!
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2016
    A fun, silly bit of holiday horror. This film could have gone much further in several directions: campier, scarrier, darker. There are not many thrills under the tree, but it has some delightful henchmen lurking among the boughs and holly. The film's score is notably clever but not enough that you'll be likely add the soundtrack CD to your Christmas list.
    Christian C Super Reviewer

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