Halloween is still over a month away but two new Xmas inspired Horror movies have already been released. The first is titled “Kampus” from Legendary Pictures, and is directed by Michael Dougherty who brought us the new classic Halloween staple movie, Trick r Treat. The trailer looks pretty good, so let’s hope he can do for Xmas what he did for Halloween and give us another must watch movie every holiday.
Krampus hits theaters on December 4th:
The second Xmas movie headed our way is called “A Christmas Horror Story”. It’s a lower budget film, but this one also features a Krampus in it. “A Christmas Horror Story” is an interwoven tale of three different stories as narrated by a radio host played by William Shatner.
No official release date on this one:
And just what the hell is a Krampus you ask? Krampus is a mythical creature from Alpine folklore, the anti-St. Nicholas if you will. Where Santa brings good children gifts, Krampus punishes bad children by throwing them in his sack and dragging them to hell. Krampus has been having a bit of a resurgence over the last few years and has been gaining popularity in the US and is now honored with holiday cards, sweaters and even parades in some places.