Krampus

Krampus

Krampus

The Christmas devil (based on Alpine folklore) seeks to punish the naughty in this horror comedy starring Adam Scott (TV’s Parks and Recreation), Toni Collette (The Way, Way Back) and David Koechner (Anchorman). From the director of cult horror anthology Trick ‘r Treat.

2015Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb98 minsUSA
ComedyFantasyHorror
90%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Krampus isn't especially scary, but it generates goodwill nonetheless for treating its home-invasion-for-the-holidays setup with an appreciably straight face.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Too many obnoxious relatives, evil critters and weak gags at the expense of fat kids and foul-mouthed old ladies.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Occasionally funny, intermittently scary, but mostly hectic and sloppy...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's nowhere near as good as many of the films it so wants to be positioned next to, but it's nasty enough to leave an impression.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It has enough personality and ambition that it could easily become an annual tradition for those who prefer "Silent Night, Deadly Night" to "It's a Wonderful Life."

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A curious creature feature that's more unwanted gift than surprise package.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While the violent sequences are very effectively staged, the results are a strange hybrid that doesn't quite work.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A great-looking movie, filled with freaky creature designs and a just-right mixture of practical effects and CGI.

0

Once in a while I encounter a horror movie that blows me away. Granted there’s very few that are able to, Krampus does an excellent job delivering the terrors and laughs that fits an unforgettable horror movie. All young Max Engel (Emjay Anthony) wants is a happy and cheerful Christmas celebration with his family. However with very conflicting thoughts and...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Krampus isn't especially scary, but it generates goodwill nonetheless for treating its home-invasion-for-the-holidays setup with an appreciably straight face.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Too many obnoxious relatives, evil critters and weak gags at the expense of fat kids and foul-mouthed old ladies.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Occasionally funny, intermittently scary, but mostly hectic and sloppy...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's nowhere near as good as many of the films it so wants to be positioned next to, but it's nasty enough to leave an impression.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It has enough personality and ambition that it could easily become an annual tradition for those who prefer "Silent Night, Deadly Night" to "It's a Wonderful Life."

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A curious creature feature that's more unwanted gift than surprise package.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While the violent sequences are very effectively staged, the results are a strange hybrid that doesn't quite work.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A great-looking movie, filled with freaky creature designs and a just-right mixture of practical effects and CGI.

0

Once in a while I encounter a horror movie that blows me away. Granted there’s very few that are able to, Krampus does an excellent job delivering the terrors and laughs that fits an unforgettable horror movie. All young Max Engel (Emjay Anthony) wants is a happy and cheerful Christmas celebration with his family. However with very conflicting thoughts...

4.0
0