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Krampus (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Krampus
Year: 2015 
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Directed By: Michael Dougherty
Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner
About: A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6cVyoMH4QE

My Review:
Thinking it would be a good idea to watch a horror/comedy film I couldn't resist but put on Krampus which did make me laugh numerous times through it.

I do like that this film acknowledges Krampus as not many movies do even though he is a part of Christmas. I also liked that this film told you how it also happened to the gran when she was a child so could understand how Krampus was taking over Christmas. With the children's wish to make his family disappear Krampus did do as he was asked to do as Santa'a evil brother as known in some ways and shadow in others. This film did make me laugh which is something I did enjoy about this movie with the gingerbread men and toys trying to kill the family. By keeping the monster close to how he should look was something else in which I did like as it kept it more true to the myths of Krampus and how people know about him. By having the ending where the child also takes back his wish and ends up in a world in which is what he asked for however given a gift from Krampus to show how it wasn't real was something I thought was interesting and seemed more real. I thought that by giving the bell was a good touch as it showed the dark side of Santa.

I do wish that this movie showed why everyone in the neighbourhood died however and how Krampus knows which family to hunt. Not only this but I thought that the start was a little slow in order to get into with having to wait for the whole family to arrive and how they aren't happy for a while before Krampus arrives. Not only this but I thought that there should have been more of Krampus in the movie as he is not really shown and it is only his elves and toys in which are really the main villains within the film.

Overall, this film is a good comedy horror movie to watch at Christmas and shows the myth of Krampus rather well. I would recommend this film to those who are wanting something a little darker to watch at Christmas and those who like comedy/horror movies. I will be watching this movie again.

My Rating: 4/5 

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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and in a way it reminded me of the 80's classic Gremlins. Excellent casting and fun set pieces. Even loved the bit with the rogue gnomes.

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