Krampus: The Best Holiday Horror Film in Years

Late year horror films in the mainstream market nowadays tend to always fall by the wayside.

The Woman in Black 2 and The Pyramid last year were underwhelming and horrible respectively, and truth be told I can’t even remember the last time we got a half way decent horror flick in December.

Typically this is Oscar/crowd pleaser season and I’m not sure the surprisingly effective new film Krampus fits into either of those categories.

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“St Nicolas, is not coming this year” says a foreboding Grandma Omi (Krista Stadler) about half way through the film.

The line kicks off one of the most impressive animated sequences of the year that…wasn’t in an animated movie.

For those who don’t know, Krampus is an Alpine folktale that is essentially an evil version of Santa Claus. Sadly we don’t get an epic showdown between the two like I was hoping, but what’s here is…

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