Friday, December 11, 2015

Movie Review: **^Krampus (2015)

Krampus (2015)
This is the strangest Christmas movie I have ever seen.  And it really wasn’t that good.  You have grandma running around speaking some Germanic language, but when it really matters she speaks English and tells the story of Krampus, the demon who comes around collecting families when they all lose the Christmas spirit.  Tom (Adam Scott) and Sara (Toni Collette) and their two children Beth (Stefania Lavie Owen) and Max (Emjay Anthony) welcome the cousins, aunts and uncles from hell.  Max wishes his family could just go back to the way Christmas used to be.  In doing so he summons the Krampus, and all of the demons that come with the Krampus, such as ginger bread men with sharp teeth, giant Jack-in-the-box with an expanding jaw to eat you down, flying angel that attacks, a toy robot, and all other kinds of mischief.  The elves are just terrible, but not near as ugly as the Krampus itself.  The long tongue was just too much.  This movie was just too much something, and it didn’t leave me with any kind of a holiday spirit.  Based on the Krampus legend from Austro-Bavarian German speaking folklore of a horned creatures that punishes naughty children.

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