Krampus [DVD] [2015]

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Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (912 out of 977)

Special Features


  • Alternate ending
  • Deleted/extended scenes
  • Gag reel
  • The Naughty ones: meet the cast
  • Galleries
  • Feature commentary with filmmakers

Synopsis


Krampus
After losing his faith in Christmas and tearing apart his letter to Santa, a young boy (Emjay Anthony) accidentally summons the malevolent holiday demon Krampus. The following day, his family awaken to find that a massive blizzard has knocked out the power in their house, and they are soon forced to fight for survival as the fearsome folklore creature and his minions proceed to wreak havoc on the dysfunctional clan. Adam Scott, Toni Collette, and David Koechner co-star in this hybrid of black comedy and horror from director Michael Dougherty (Trick 'r Treat). ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Adam Scott
    Adam Scott - Tom
  • Toni Collette
    Toni Collette - Sarah
  • David Koechner
    David Koechner - Howard
  • Allison Tolman
    Allison Tolman - Linda
  • Conchata Ferrell
    Conchata Ferrell - Aunt Dorothy



Customer rating

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94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Christmas Horror Classic

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    doc8998
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    Absolutely loved this film, much like the same crew's work on another holiday-themed horror film (with tongue planted firmly in cheek,) Trick R Treat. If you've seen the aforementioned Trick R Treat, you know what to expect tonaly- there's genuine creepiness, and for each instance, there's also some laughs, often of the same instance in question. In Krampus, we're introduced to Adam Scott and his family, who have an outward happiness, even if there's unhappiness just beneath the surface. His brother, played by frequent Will Ferrell collaborator, David Koechner, (playing a pseudo- "Cousin Eddie" of Vacation films role here- while never overreaching to rip-off territory,) comes with his family to spend the holidays, where their mother also lives. Where Scott's family may hide their issues more successfully, his brother's family wear their issues as both badges of honor and suits of armor, and it takes digging to find their happiness buried below. This brings it to something I normally can't stand in films... but is perfect in today's climate; not so subtle political statements. Where Scott is the democrat, Koechner is a gun-loving staunch republican. Like the story itself, it's all done tongue in cheek, and never becomes overbearing; much of what's said and done is for laughs. (Upon a knock on the door, and a present being left on the porch, as they wonder who left it, Koechner quips, "it must have been a Democrat".) If anything, the political message here is one both sides should be able to agree on: when the chips are down, no matter what we believe, we're stronger working together. (If you even choose to follow through on the political clues throughout the film- as stated, this is far from a political movie, and both sides get their share of jokes in the film). Of course, it's Scott's son, bullied by his sports-addicted female cousins, that has a crisis of his yearly letter to Santa. In a fit, he rips it up and the spirit of Krampus is personified, besting the Christmas spirit that he and his grandmother seemed to carry for the entire family. What follows is a great Christmas film; much more one than horror or even comedy. It uses all of the genres it includes to make a great film about Christmas, family, and conflict... while remaining entertaining it's entire running time. And that's what's made Krampus great. You can view it in any way you choose, because each genre it represents, each message it sends is strong enough to watch it as an individual theme, or to just sit down and take it all in. There's very little letdown here, with my only complaint being a lack of screen time... or screen time of impressiveness of the title character. When Krampus is seen, he's an impressive figure, but I wanted to see more- particularly because it wears a Santa mask that's never removed. As impressive as the rest of the creature is, I would have loved to see what the FX crew had dreamed up as its true face. While I selected 5 stars, Krampus really should be 4 1/2. The minimal usage of Krampus was enough to leave me that 1/2 star disappointed. I know what I'll be watching this Christmas!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Little Creature Effects Holiday-Themed Movie

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    This is a low-budget, Christmas themed horror/fantasy/creature-effects-driven/dark humor film that I was pleasantly surprised by. The film really hones itself in peeling back the family tension of Christmas, while weaving a strongly stylized monster movie, along with dark humor. If you go into watching the movie for the really well done creature effects, and deglorified view of being forced into spending time with family members that, outside of family relation, there aren't any real bonds, this is a well done picture. I did find that, while they did a fantastic job of stretching their dollar in the creatures and special effects, I had a real problem with the main creature's (Krampus) lack of automated mandible, though there could be an argument made that it's more mask donned by Krampus than actual face. If you enjoy creature driven films and done mind a bleak message about being forced to spend time with relatives during the holiday, you'll enjoy this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Nightmare During Christmas

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    When I think horror and Christmas I think Nightmare Before Christmas. Well this movie is more like the Nightmare during Christmas. I assumed with a movie like this the plot would be very simple and it was. Family comes to visit. Young boy is losing faith in Christmas. Family pushes him over the edge. Boy gives up on the holiday. Enter Krampus. What I was not expecting form this movie was the work put into Krampus and his creatures of torment. The special effects for this kind of movie are superb and the story moves along never really losing any pace. If your looking for a different kind of horror/drama movie or even Christmas movie this is it. This movie will have you invested in it right from the beginning all the way to the end with a very interesting ending and may even have you looking at how you celebrate this holiday. Christmas or horror fans do yourself a favor and check this one out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Modern Day Gremlins Style Movie

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    Vidman31
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    I have to admit, when I saw the trailer for this I was super excited. Upon viewing it I felt slight disappointment. You may take that as I didn't like the film, but that's not true. The film is great for what it does, but the moment I saw the trailer I was expecting a modern day Gremlin's vibe from this movie. Though it delivers to some extent, especially with the mischievous nature of the film, I felt the humor and fun of Gremlins was not there. Now that's no fault of the movie. That was just my expectation. The film tells a great story and does it well. I just wished it balanced a little more lighter tone with the darker tone. If you like refreshing horror/holiday themed films that don't rely on gore check it out. Recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way better than I thought it would be

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    I have to admit I was a little skeptical of Krampus at first, but my daughter wanted it so I bought it. After viewing it I give it 5 stars because it's so good that I hope there's a sequel. With movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas it is was a great idea to create a scary Christmas film. It kept me glued to the tube all the way through the movie. It's a very well written script and it has a cool element of erie to it. The grandmother is my favorite character because she is the it factor to the movie. It's obvious she plays a major part in this film. I really enjoyed this movie and I am so glad my daughter suggested that we buy this film. I'm glad to have this as an addition to my film collection.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ho...Ho...Horror!

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    TimmyQ
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    If watched as a "fantasy" with horror aspects, this film is a fun, and an enjoyable experience, complete with "practical" visual effects. The cast is rather good, Toni Collette and Adam Scott work well together, and bring subtlety to a film that would have sufficed without, but it is nice to see those moments among a macabre Christmas tale. Allison Tolman is the best present under this horror tree, and Krista Stadler showcases why she is a top talent in her native Vienna. The disc release does contain an alternate ending, but the theatrical ending is left to interpretation as it stands. Krampus will scare the younger generation, but will entertain as a nice fantasy film for the adults.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Christmas Horror(?) Movie

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    Krampus is a very different Christmas horror(?) movie. You will either like it or hate it. To me the advertisements and Blu-ray covers are deceiving. The story is about a very dysfunctional family which disturbs the son so he turns his back on Christmas. What follows is mayhem. I didn't think this was very scary and may turn true horror fans away. Also, the Krampus helpers were kind of silly. But the theme and the actors are quite good. There are some major stars in this movie and the ending has a twist which will leave you contemplating on the ending. In retrospect, I did like this movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One, Two, Krampus' Coming for You...........

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    If you're familiar with the European legend of Krampus, you're in luck, if not, you're in for an education.............in either case, you're in for a mesmerizing view...... THIS MOVIE ROCKS! Creative, imaginative, and just more fun than the law will allow, here's one to take in and just enjoy. From the man who directed my Halloween favorite, Trick r Treat, comes a Christmas fantasy that gives a jolt to the ol' WOW meter. Great effects, great story, highly recommended, but NOT for little folks, several unsettling scenes make this not "full family" material. On Blu and DVD/Digital, along with nice bonus features, this is a great set at a very reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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