Krampus: Movie Review
When the Krampus Movie came out in 2015, I pretty much knew that it was going to be... not great. I'm not a huge fan of horror films to begin with, but I do love fantasy and I do love Krampus. The 2015 film, Krampus is classified as fantasy, comedy, horror. I first watched it together with my husband at our home. I wasn't super enthused about the choice, but... I had the last pick and he sat through Trolls, so... I watched the Movie Krampus.
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The movie starts off with a typical dysfunctional family during the holidays trying to get along, but end up pissed off at each other. The little boy, who I suppose you could say is the main character, sees this hot mess of a holiday and thus looses his Christmas spirit. Apparently this is enough to unleash the wrath of Krampus down on the entire family.
Power goes out, weird things happen aka giant angry gingerbread cookie come to life and attack family members, evil teddy bears also come to life and eat people... I dunno, it's weird and totally unrelated to the actual legend of Krampus.
The best part of the movie is the Oma. Her lines are all in German and they're great. I did enjoy the bits and pieces of German thrown in... and the snide comments from Aunt Dorothy played by Conchata Ferrell (most well known for her work as the housekeeper on 2 and a 1/2 men).
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Let's talk about the Krampus (the whole point of the movie if you ask me.) Krampus just looked like an old creepy-ass Santa with horns. There is the argument that he kinda looks like what I would image Knecht Ruprecht to look like, but Knecht Ruprecht has a brown or black cloak, not red. It was a pretty big disappointment for me.
I won't spoil how the movie ends in case this riveting review has inspired you to see it for yourself. It's only 1 hour and 38 minutes... and it wasn't one of those movies where afterwards I think, "man... I could really use those 2 hours back". I give this movie a solid C- . Did you see the movie? What did you think? Did you like it? What did you think of the Santa-ish Krampus? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this film in the comments below.
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As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika