Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Spirit

Krampus (2015) - Dougherty
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'Tis the season folks. The slo-mo scene of stampede and mayhem at the mall that opens Michael Dougherty's Krampus is one reason enough to give this rather old-fashioned horror movie the thumbs up. Krampus, a goat hooved, horned creature with a long red tongue who punishes naughty children who forgets Christmas spirit of giving and sharing in German folklore is the counterpart to fat jolly St. Nicolas who climbs down the chimney and leaves you present under the Christmas tree. Krampus is a silly fun film that pokes fun at rampant materialism and Coke bottle Santa worshiping and uses puppetry, and animatronics rather than CGed monsters for scare. Dougherty does a real good job with the actual Krampus design too. Incidentally, it was Krampusnacht on Dec.6