Overall it’s much better shot and more coherent than the first, but it’s just so fucking sleezy that it’s impossible to like. Originally titled 12 Deaths of Christmas, the renaming is a blatant attempt to cash in on the “popularity” of Krampus. A primitive podcast? 82 min Under Christian hands, Krampus took on a number of devilish qualities, like the basket in which he carries wicked children to Hell. What sets A Christmas Horror Story apart from other anthology films (aside from being good) is that all four stories play out simultaneously. Toni Collette, Grant Harvey, _g1.setAttribute('src', _g1.getAttribute('data-src') ); It’s only about 30 minutes long, and really charming. A look at how much live-action Krampus has changed throughout time. I personally learned of Krampus about a decade ago when I was going through a similar phase, but then again I also learned about that weird smiling poop log and they haven’t made a movie about that (yet). Like a pint of ice cream and bottle of wine after a breakup, you aren’t really tasting it. I always worry that I’m going to rewatch a movie and sink into a pit of despair as I realize there was so many layers of crap I inexplicably missed, but in this case I might have been too hard in my initial review. Krampus is currently streaming on Hulu but you'll need to have a premium subscription that includes Live TV in order to watch. There were also cards that were a little more…adult. Director: More good Krampus movies m. I've seen Krampus and A Christmas Horror Story and enjoyed them both. 0/5, Quality of Krampus: It’s a guy in a werewolf mask from Party City. There are already complaints that Krampus is becoming too commercialized and losing his edge because of his newfound popularity. I kinda want to drop everything and go watch The Night Shift. | I’ve tried to stay sober. You might also get some kicks out of Mother Krampus if desperately starved for new horror. In Alpine Austria and southern Bavaria, this wintertime good-cop/bad-cop routine often exhibits aspects scary enough to put the fear of the devil into adults, not to mention young children. WTF If you’re looking for something wildly different and don’t mind some poor quality filmmaking, it’s an okay pick. It’s held back significantly by the overall lack of quality, but at least it does something different. Mood/Mental State: Confused The shit was that? If you’re having a bad movie marathon, it’ll be too good to laugh at. 2.5/5, Quality as Krampus Movie: I want to disqualify it, but seeing as how Krampus is right in the title I can’t. Quality as Krampus Film: Disqualified You might argue with me on this one, but never in the movie do they even mention that the horned monster trapped in ice is Krampus. 83 min It’s got some great twists—especially in the Santa sequence—and each story is its own fun little trip. Instant Watch Options; Genres; Movies or TV; IMDb Rating; In Theaters; On TV; At one point Santa (not Krampus, Santa) forces the lead to have sex with his own kidnapped daughter and get her pregnant. That was funny. I wanted to end the night on something I knew would be good, but unfortunately my brain had melted out of my ears at this point. There isn’t enough booze left to get me through this. 10 Krampus: The Devil Returns (2016) - 1.6. KRAAAAAAAAMPUS NIIIIIGHT! As long as they stay this level of just below mediocre, I might make it through this without the tequila. I’ve tried to be professional. This is an above average short film even with the obvious lack of funds. As far as holiday traditions go, it’s pretty par for the course. | In the movies, there is seemingly no agreement about who or what the Krampus actually is, past the common details that the creature is horned, hairy, and somehow associated with Christmas. Cut to two dudes sitting on a couch smoking a novelty blunt. It’s just serving a purpose. _g1 = document.getElementById('g1-logo-inverted-img'); Mood/Mental State: Pleasantly Surprised Wow, that was actually kind of great. Christmas miracles do happen! That forms the foundation for 70% of this movie. He is hairy, usually brown or black, and has the cloven hooves and horns of a goat. On December 22, a suburban family gets together to celebrate the holidays—Tom (Adam Scott) and Sarah (Toni Collette), their children Beth (Stefania LaVie Owen) and Max (Emjay Anthony); Sarah's sister Linda (Allison Tolman), Linda's husband Howard (David Koechner), their children Stevie (Lolo Owen), Jordan (Queenie Samuel), Howie Jr. (Maverick Flack), and their baby daughter, Baby Chrissy (Sage Hunefeld) Sarah and Linda's aunt Dorothy (Conchata Ferrell); and Tom's Austrian mother, who is affecti… Mood/Mental State: Delerium You know, I have no idea when the sun went down. Krampus is a 2015 American Christmas comedy horror film based on the eponymous character from Austro-Bavarian folklore, written and directed by Michael Dougherty, and co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields. With Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman. “Yes… yes… punish children… yesssss…” Unfortunately, I have to rate it lower, as Santa actually takes center stage and pushes Krampus to the sidelines. Just a jacked Krampus swinging a chain like a beast. At that point, you know what you’re doing to people. Short, Horror. Steven Hoban, If the movie weren’t eye-meltingly unwatchable, it might even be just okay. When I said I hoped for more surprises, this is not what I meant. %privacy_policy%. Krampus is also PG-13, while most true horror movies tend to be rated R. There are a few factors that suggest Krampus will be a good deal scarier than Gremlins , though. Hopefully there are a few other surprises in the mix. But hey, ‘tis the season for tradition. I get it, they didn’t have the budget to make it fight realistically. If the first movie … | In 2012, there was even a horror film released in the U.S. titled, Krampus, The Yule Lord. Vilma Degischer, Horror The movie shows how he battled Krampus, yet Krampus never truly died, for his spirt lives forever and if it finds you, your world will burn. Take a ****: my *** screams "KRAMPUS!" Which is unfortunate, because I could not figure out what this movie is. Phoenix pride! “A Christmas Horror Story” is to be commended for not only it’s delightfully daffy ad campaign, sporting old Saint Nick actually doing combat with Krampus, but also being ambitious enough to deliver not one but four tales of terror that actually intertwine rather than be separate entities. Max Breschard, Lisa Jay Andrew Ferrick, Go read that. Through the openings in his mask, we can see he has yellow eyes and a mouth full of sharp, jagged teeth. I don’t think so. Krampus, the new Christmas horror movie, ... From there, Krampus lays out a pretty good human conflict for a Christmas movie — this family is at each other's throats. While Santa rewards the good children, Krampus punishes the naughty. Likewise, there are some popular folklore horror movies being created such as those about the German Christmas demon Krampus. I looked it up, and NIght of the Krampus turns out to be the sequel to a feature length indie micro-budget horror/comedy The Night Shift. The Krampus costumes at Krampuslaufs are aesthetically varied—they may be reminiscent of devils, bats, goats, abominable snowmen, or something out of a Guillermo del Toro movie. There is nothing that says to me, “Krampus,” rather than just, “generic demon.” He scores some points for punishing the wicked, but he does it by turning them into novelty burning skeletons. The shots are mostly passable, and I don’t remember the audio cutting awkwardly more than once. Quality of Krampus: The Krampus in this video is mostly a real life dude dressed up like Krampus going about a festival and Kramping it up. Chestnuts and open fires, Jack Frost and noses, mistletoe and disappointment, etc… And what tradition is more enduring than shameless horror movie knockoffs!? So Krampus wins no matter what...in case you thought that he was dreaming, he was not, he was remembering. 5/5, the best there is. After a string of movies that tested even my tempered patience, Rare Exports was fantastic. Stars: This thread is archived. When the title screen started to roll and and the color saturation slider just started going wild to make shit all blurry and “hardcore,” my eyes rolled back in my skull as my limbs went slack. It’s unfortunate, because that would have been a really cool Krampus. There’s a decent twist, and the main characters actually look and act like real people. It was delightfully bizarre, compelling, and completely out of place in the script. Watch a vIdeo: KRAMPUS! 4.5/5, Quality of Krampus: Here’s an idea. Stars: At first I was excited for this movie, now i wanna ***** shove a Christmas tree up KRAMPUS'S KRAMPUSSY! Is this some kind of talk show? try { Watched this with a few friends, and they loved it. Jason Hull, Director: A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home. If these movies aren’t going to try, then why should I? Owning a camera does not give you any obligation to use it to make a feature length film that will oneday torture a hapless horror critic. Jumping ahead a bit, I don’t consider every movie on this list a knockoff, so don’t think I’m saying it was best of the night. Really, it’s true. There’s also nothing to really set this apart as a “Krampus” and not just a wendigo. The reason for this large discrepancy of behavior is simple; the authors of the movies knew very little else about the actual Krampus themselves. | But it’s also the season for miracles. While it does use practical effects this time, they are pretty bad. | Disqualified. He has a dark magenta or crimson re… Stars: It was moving images that danced across my eyes for 80 minutes. This was the surprise hit of the night. After all the booze, partying, late nights, and hangovers? With the release of Krampus on December 4th, here are 12 horror films to enjoy this Christmas - from Silent Night, Deadly Night to Jack Frost. It plays it straight, presenting the ridiculous situation of a killer animal Santa Clause and running with it. Quality of Movie: Actually not that bad. By the end, it was not good. Brett Sullivan 1/5, Quality as Krampus Film: There’s a certain amount of respect that I have to have for Krampus: The Christmas devil. Santa gives the orders, Krampus does the dirty work. The monster is kind of stupid, but the biggest problem is that the plot is inconsequential. So this year, I decided the best way to celebrate the holidays was to give each of these Krampus films a shot. Quality as Krampus Film: Krampus Prime. No longer is it the property of Hot Topic teens who also ironically thank Satan before Thanksgiving dinner. If only they could have made it not crap…, Quality of Film: If this weren’t Krampus night, I wouldn’t have ever given any thought to watching Krampus Unleashed. The movie is available to … It seems like they actually learned from what people didn’t like about the first film. Krampus Night is a three minute music video by Super Klaus Santa, and mostly involves him repeatedly chanting, “ KRAAAAAAAAAAMPUS NIGHT” like a guy in a high school rock band competition. if ( localStorage.getItem(skinItemId ) ) { Michael Dougherty It’s significantly better than the knockoffs, but doesn’t rise to the level of the actually good movies. | To help you choose the one to watch next, here is Every Krampus Movie, Ranked. But considering this is basically ”Krampus Prime”, it’s the best place to start. De Krampus is een beestachtige demon uit de folklore van de Alpen-regio's.Het woord komt van het Oudhoogduitse woord voor klauw: Krampen. If you’re having a good movie marathon, it’ll be too bad to like. _g1 = document.getElementById('g1-logo-mobile-inverted-source'); It’s got some good creepy stuff in it, even though it never downright scared me. De Krampus is in de Alpenregio de metgezel van Sint-Nicolaas.Hij komt voor in onder andere Beieren, Oostenrijk, Hongarije, Slovenië, Kroatië, Italië … Krampus Movies by blackjacknerd-739-553710 | created - 24 Nov 2015 | updated - 24 Nov 2015 | Public There comes Krampus , there comes Krampus Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. I wish I could have the last seven minutes of my life back. 0/5. Mood/Mental State: Excited! | A Brief History of Krampus. Good ol’ predictably bland and shitty knockoff. Ted Hentschke Jesus, and I had such high hopes just 30 minutes ago. var _g1; Watching it, I was surprised to find that the Krampus was the least of the film’s problems. Jason Hull R.A. Mihailoff, It’s light on the scares, but there are some pretty shocking kills. Once again, toss-up. This is what the tequila wants. 2.5/5. Quality of Film: This is the worst film I’ve ever watched. Ernst Stankovski, Hell, I’ve sat through and reviewed way, way worse. Remember when I said Amazon Prime has some weird shit in their video library? Stars: A little more goofy Krampus melty-murders would have been preferable to the pointless investigative drama. I just did the math, and if my numbers aren’t wrong, I’ve now watched Krampus for 27 straight hours. Nowhere near the worst of any movie on this list, but not at all believable. When Santa starts screaming in a kid’s faces, calling him, “little motherfucker” while watching Krampus beat him to death with a stick, it becomes too much. | Wow, now this one is going to take a bit of explaining. Once my eyes readjusted, I honestly forgot the budget in service of the characters and adorable banter. I can confirm it is chantable while drunk. But I don’t see anyone really hating this movie. Still, 5/5. It’s downright unwatchable. | Is it Krampus: The Christmas Devil that finally ends me? | I’d like to thank Amazon Prime, Netflix, Redbox, Dread Central, and Sauza tequila for making this all possible. _g1 = document.getElementById('g1-logo-inverted-source'); Fantasy, Horror, Mystery. Quality of Film: I actually have an existing review of Krampus on Dread Central. This will document how I got from point A to point Z. } catch(e) {}, try { I found more booze. 2/5, Quality as Krampus Film: Even as the blandest of films, this still puts it close to the top of shitty Krampus knockoffs. 4/5, Quality of Krampus: This is where the film’s budget hurts it the most. Unfortunately, they don’t really have anything about him punishing children in this movie. Man, I’m glad this movie holds up as much as I remember it. Why is this a thing? But that's just a myth. Practical effects instead of CGI monsters, more blood, some character banter, and a more focused plot. 2/5. Read a news article: KRAMPUS! The slight little hints that Santa was behind it all as some kind of moral arbiter was cool, giving a different take on the Kris Kringle myth. Much of Europe has a venerable Christmas or December tradition that pairs the good bishop-like St. Nicholas with a demonic, nasty character known as Krampus (and various other regional names). The way he slithers through snow like a Tremors Graboid with a mission makes snowbanks menacing in a way never before imagined. There was a decent bit at the start where it was basically cowboys vs Krampus (a movie I would have much rather watched), but overall it’s just too bland to be memorable. Mood/Mental State: Disgusted/Confused Wow, so this is how my night is going to go, huh? The release date says 2015, but this looks like a Flash video from 2004. Let it be known that this movie is where I started drinking. Brendon Cooke, 80 min If this was just some kid, his first blunders are being immortalized more than many of us could ever dream.0/5, Quality as Krampus Film: And yet, it still isn’t the worst thing I watched tonight. On December 22, a suburban family gets together to celebrate Christmas —Tom (Adam Scott) and Sarah (Toni Collette), their children Beth (Stefania LaVie Owen) and Max (Emjay Anthony); Sarah's sister Linda (Allison Tolman), Linda's husband Howard (David Koechner), their children Stevie (Lolo Owen), Jordan (Queenie Samuel), Howie Jr. (Maverick Flack), and their baby daughter; Sarah and Linda's aunt Dorothy (Conchata Fer… 5/5, would shotgun Twelve Krampus movies again. Stars: 1.5/5, Quality as Krampus Film: In context of everything else I watched tonight, it’s one of the more interesting films. 0/5. December 3, 2018, 10:00 am. | Gross: Some time where I didn’t experience it so pre-pissed off. Andrew Jay, You can really just leave it in the box and only take it out for embarrassing family videos, even more embarrassing wedding documentaries, and far more embarrassing homemade sex tapes. A Christmas Horror Story had this idea, so their Krampus is Rob Archer, a man so jacked that he might actually be a mythical beast in disguise. But this is just about Big Papa Punishment himself. Stars: Khristian Fulmer, 99 min 2.5/5, Quality of Krampus: This is where the film flounders the most. _g1 = document.getElementById('g1-logo-mobile-inverted-img'); Quality of Film: Holy hot garbage. Funny side note, I was actually drinking at the bar featured in the movie the night before. Comedy, Director: But this still sits firmly on the side of good. So if I give something a 3/5, take it with a dump truck of salt. Director: I’d feel bad about shitting on what are clearly amateur creators making some shit for their own fun, but the movie is an unforgivable 22 minutes long. Erin Lilley, 1.5/5, Quality of Krampus: I can’t believe I’m doing this, but the Krampus in Krampus: The Christmas Devil is probably the best of the knockoffs. Allison Tolman, Votes: Mood/Mental State: Krampus Night KRAMPUS NIGHT! Quality of Film I’m tempted to just disqualify it, but I do consider short films to be films, no matter the medium. Plus it managed to get the song stuck in my head. Hugo Lindinger, So without further ado, I present you, Naughty to Nice: The Twelve Films of Krampus! It’s incredibly fun, and proves itself a solid movie even outside of its ridiculous premise. Get the latest horror news straight into your inbox! Soren Odom, If I were to judge this as something worth judging, it would not be having a very happy holiday. I’d never heard of it, but if you’re a fan you’ll be happy to know there is a short film sequel. He thrashes the chains for dramatic effect. Krampus carries chains, thought to symbolize the binding of the Devil by the Christian Church. And there you have it. At least I reached the bottom of the barrel. We’ll find out soon, because the sequel is up next. Weird sex laser aside, the Krampus itself is definitely a Krampus. | It’s a more competent movie than Krampus: The Reckoning, but it’s also entirely uninteresting. It gives each story time to develop without feeling rushed. KRAMPUS NIGHT! These old German tales are kind of all over the place. The terrible video quality. Thanks for watching! Looking back, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. A solid horror flick suitable for teenagers and still satisfying for adults, the great cast and terrifying puppets make Krampus a superlative mix of giggles and spooks. There were a couple gems in there, but overall I feel like my standards just sunk straight into the bottom of a roadside snowbank. Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil. 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