Tis the season for Santa Claus and who could forget Krampus?? I did not even know about the legend of Krampus till this year with this film, A Christmas Horror Story, and also the movie out in theaters now Krampus. I mean what is better than a Christmas demon and anthology horror wrapped into one? Christmas horror movies always hold a special place in my heart. Some of my favorite horror movies revolve around Christmas and I'm hoping this one will just add to the list.
With this being anthology horror there is not just one plot. Each tale is wrapped around by Dangerous Dan (William Shatner) a radio DJ who is trying to get everyone into the holiday spirit all while guzzling down a bottle of Whiskey. Each tale of Holiday terror is equally creepy and terrifying. Here you will find zombie elves, Krampus stalking a family in the woods, and Santa battling head to head with Krampus. Who will win the battle?
I have to say I really, really, really enjoyed this movie alot more than I thought I was going to. The wraparound story was pretty good but the stories are what really drove this. No real big name actors to mention here but the movie was very well made and acted. I really thought this deserved a theatrical release but I guess 2 movies dealing with the same subject matter may have been a little much. I really can't find anything that I really didn't like here. It keeps you on your toes all throughout. Even a few twists and turns to fuck your mind a little. I really can't reveal too much because I don't believe in spoiling the movie for anyone.
I do have to highly suggest you run out and pick this one up or rent it if that's what you prefer. When it comes to rating this one it is rather easy I would give this one 8 out of 10 stars. Very much deserving of the high marks. As always stay twisted everyone and Merry Christmas!!