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Krampus (2015)

He sees you when you’re sleeping.He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good. So be good for goodness’s sake.

A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.

Krampus is a 2015 American dark fantasy comedy horror film based on the eponymous character from Austro-Bavarian folklore, written and directed by Michael Dougherty, and co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields. The film stars Adam ScottToni ColletteDavid KoechnerAllison TolmanConchata FerrellEmjay AnthonyStefania LaVie Owen, and Krista Stadler.

The concept for Krampus began in 2011, when Dougherty was planning to make a Christmas-themed horror film, with him and Shields writing the screenplay. Production on the film began in 2014, with Dougherty directing and writing a new screenplay with Shields and Casey. Casting call began from November 2014 to March 2015. Principal photography on the film began on March 12, 2015 and wrapped in May 2015. Creature effects were made by Weta Workshop.

Krampus was released in the United States on December 4, 2015 by Universal Pictures. It received mixed reviews, with many critics praising Scott and Collette’s performances, the horror elements, and humor, with criticism for its tone and pacing. The film had grossed over $61 million, against a $15 million budget.

Theatrical release poster, Krampus
Theatrical release poster
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