As the opening of its new horror thriller Krampus nears, Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have released a new featurette, which clues viewers in on the many variations of this legendary yuletide ghoul throughout the years, and how writer/director Michael Dougherty plans to bring his vision to life in the new film.
Reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday, the movie begins when young Max’s (Emjay Anthony) dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays. He is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas, without knowing that his 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.
Krampus and his mischievous underlings were 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.
The horror-comedy, which opens in the Philippines on December 2, also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler.
Krampus’ new featurette is now available on YouTube.