Krampus: official synopsis and release date. Better enjoy summer, kiddies!

krampus-face-card-2014-teasercardOh how I love mythology.  Especially when it screws with the status quo.  Like Krampus.  You know Krampus; I know you watch Supernatural y’all.

Mr. K is getting his own movie, and not the Grade Z flicks he’s been in before.  Nossir.  Feast your eyes on the first 411 on this film!  They had me at Adam Scott, people.  I’m a huge Parks & Rec fan.  Plus, it’s written by Michael “Trick ‘r Treat” Dougherty!  And the creatures are gonna be courtesy of WETA Workshop!  Okay, I’m pumped.

Ready for December, kiddies?  Krampus hits theaters December 4th.  You better watch out…

KRAMPUS

December 4, 2015
Genre: Horror-Comedy
Cast: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner,
Directed by: Michael Dougherty
Written by: Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields & Todd Casey
Produced by: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia, Michael Dougherty
Executive Producer: Daniel Stillman

Legendary Pictures’ Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday.  The horror-comedy tells the story of young Max (Emjay Anthony), who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays.

When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus—an ancient entity from European folklore—all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own.  Now, the fractured family is forced to unite if they hope to survive.

Krampus and his mischievous underlings are being created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their epic work on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and King Kong, among many others.

Written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat), Krampus is co-written by Zach Shields and Todd Casey and produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia and Dougherty.  The film will be released by Universal Pictures.

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