KRAMPUS Trailer Puts the Ho-Ho-Horror in Happy Holidays

Krampus - official trailer

Yes…I know. Normally, I would cringe at the thought of writing anything winter-related before Halloween has even begun but if anyone deserves an exception it’s Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat). And while I’d much rather be writing about a trailer for Dougherty’s long awaited Trick ‘r Treat 2, I have to admit that his take on Christmas’ resident bogeyman, KRAMPUS, has already got me humming “deck the halls with parts of charlie.”

If you’re not familiar with Krampus folklore, he’s basically the “anti-Santa Claus” who punishes misbehaving children…and when I say “punish” I mean beating them with a birch branch, drowning them, eating them, or simply just dragging them to Hell. Sounds fun, right?

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.


Written by Rondal

Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.

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