Krampus movie review
SPOILER ALERT!!! IF YOU ARE SEEKING A FILM THAT RELATES THE GERMAN FOLKLORE, YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED!
That being said, the title of this movie is taken from German folklore used to scare children into being good for St. Nicholas. Krampus is described as the devil that accompanies St, Nick. Often depicted as a hair beast, he has a forked tongue, horns on his head and one cloven foot and one bear claw. He carries a tub or sometimes a sack on his back, chains and birch switches. While St. Nick is rewarding well behaved children, Krampus is punishing the wicked and naughty.
This movie is classified as a Christmas comedy/horror. True to the genre, it is dark like a horror film and you will laugh. There are typical scare moments that cause the viewer to jump back for a moment. I personally think that the viewer will spend more time laughing at the family in the film.
Alan Scot is the father of the film. A typical American family trying to skate through another family Christmas. Not everything is perfect. The in-laws arrive and discord follows. The teenager is more interested in the phone, her friends statuses and her boyfriend. The younger ones want to be content opening presents. And the adults spend dinner arguing over politics. Sounds pretty normal. Until one child can take no more.
This holiday season, St. Nick is not coming to deliver presents. One family has made to the naughty list. Krampus has arrived to deal out his punishment. Be on your best behavior this year or Krampus might be coming for you.