The first trailer and poster for the Christmas horror comedy Krampus has been released. Coming from Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Krampus follows a young boy who turns his back on Christmas and its spirit after becoming frustrated by his family, and that’s just where the terror begins.
It’ll be interesting to see how such a trailer will get received, among both those who love their holiday hours and those who aren’t such fans. There are some of those completely overused jump scares, but for the most part the setting and tone make this trailer worth watching.
I didn’t particularly love the trailer, but I did enjoy specific parts. And I enjoyed enough to get me interested in checking out this horror comedy when it’s released later this year. I’m always down for twisting some stuff up, especially when it’s such a thing like Christmas. Hopefully Krampus can be that legitimate holiday horror in a time period that’s suppose to be so joyful.
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. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.
Krampus hits theaters December 4th, 2015. Directed by Michael Dougherty starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, and Krista Stadler.