Christmas with Krampus

“He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.” To whom do these lyrics apply? Some may say the jolly Santa Claus, but “you better watch out” because Krampus is comin’ to town.

If you like horror movies with an abundance of comic relief and Christmas cheer, then Krampus is the movie for you.

Starring typically comedic actors Adam Scott (Parks and Rec) and David Koechner (Anchorman), Krampus is a film filled with laughs, but also the frightening legend of Krampus—an evil spirit who punishes those who misbehave during the holiday season.

The movie revolves around a boy named Max who is taunted by his notoriously irritating family because he still believes in Santa Claus. Through a fit of anger, he convinces himself that Santa Claus does not exist, and he wishes his family would end their poor behavior.

Santa usually makes wishes come true for children, but this time Krampus and his cruel crew of terrifying toys, evil elves, and grotesque gingerbread man army are taking over the holiday season with vengeance and terror.

The movie was fast-paced with fearful anticipation but also provided laughs along the way. Although this film was not the best quality, it was unique and original, perfect for those who get irritated by the cheesiness of other holiday films.