When December hits, cinemas are annually awash with gushy rom-coms and nauseating morality tales, but with 2015 comes a breath of fresh, yet ghoulish air with the decidedly creepy Krampus.
Combining chuckles and chills with aplomb, Krampus tells the story of a young boy losing faith in Christmas and subsequently summoning an age-old demon – you know how it is! What follows is a wholly unpredictable romp which culminates in a wonderfully bonkers third act.
Despite its belly laughs and scares, the film’s validity is provided through its fine cast and a dedication to instill a heart in a concept so wild.
Krampus is something of a kurious Khristmas treat – far from perfect but nevertheless an entertaining and off-kilter alternative to the usual seasonal fare.
CAST: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony
DIRECTOR: Michael Dougherty
WRITER: Todd Casey, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields
SYNOPSIS: A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a Christmas demon to his family home.