Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania Owen, Krista Stadler
OUR RATING: ★★½
Story: Comedy horror directed and co-written by Michael Dougherty, the film follows young Max (Emjay Anthony) who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and clashes over the holidays.
This lack of festive spirit accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. 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.
Verdict: I wanted this to be so much to have a Gremlin’s feel to it, but it’s not quite funny or scary enough to warrant it being remembered as a classic holiday movie as the story just lacks substance to make it memorable.REVIEWS
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 16)
Linda: It’s Christmas! Nothing bad’s gonna happen on Christmas.
[referring to the Christmas decorations]
Aunt Dorothy: Looks like Martha Stewart’s threw up in here!
Howard: This is…
Tommy: Delicious, honey.
Howard: And a little dry.
Tommy: Well mine’s delicious.
Howard: Mine’s dry.
Tommy: Do you want to trade?
Sarah: It’s Christmas. It’s Christmas. It’s Christmas.
Sarah: How are we ever gonna survive Christmas with twelve people stuck in a house with no heat and no electricity?
Howard: Or food.
Sarah: There’s plenty of leftovers, Howard.
Howard: Beer it is.
Tommy: It’s the weirdest thing, there’s no cars, no people.
Sarah: How long can this keep up!
Linda: We heard something on the roof.
Tommy: What the hell is this?
Omi: St. Nicholas is not coming this year. Instead a much darker ancient spirit, his name is Krampus. He and his helpers did not come to give but to take. He is the shadow of St. Nicholas.
Omi: Like he had for thousands of years, Krampus came not to reward, but to punish. Not to give, but to take.
Howard: Those are hooves. Elk or a goat?
Tommy: What kind of goat walks on its hind legs?
Tommy: Everybody, hold onto each other.
Howard: We should have gone to stay with my brother!
Linda: Your brother lives in a barn!
Howard: Jesus was born in a barn!
Max: Are we going to be okay?
[Omi speaks in German]
Aunt Dorothy: She said we’re fucked!
Howard: You’re not thinking of going after that snowplow alone, are you?
Tom: Shepherd’s gotta protect his flock.
Aunt Dorothy: I’m old enough to know when life is coming at me with its pants down.
Total Quotes: 16