Fans of Michael Dougherty’s ‘Trick r’ Treat’ are going to be thrilled that his next holiday themed film ‘Krampus‘ is coming soon but for those unfamiliar with the demon this little featurette should help get you up to speed. The film is being released by Universal Pictures in conjunction with Legendary Pictures who are going to have an interesting sell on getting festive holiday audiences to go and check out a horror movie which features a demon who delves with the darker side of the Christmas holiday.
The best part is that visually Dougherty’s already amazing visual style should have bumped up a notch this time as he was able to work with Weta Workshop and Weta Digital who are some of the best names in the business when it comes to CGI these days.
To learn more about what the Krampus is and what Dougherty’s vision is for the film check out the featurette below!
Legendary Pictures’ Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday.
When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.
All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.
Well I for one can say that it looks good. The concept of ‘Krampus’ is by no means new though for many in the United States this could be the first time that they are finding out about this ancient evil. Honestly, I’m just excited that Dougherty has another holiday film coming out. With ‘Trick r’ Treat 2‘ still a ways out this is the next best thing that a fan of his work could hope for!
Are you looking forward to scaring up a good time with ‘Krampus’
‘Krampus’ will be released on December 4th, 2016 and stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania Lavie Owen, and Krista Stadler.