The Krampus movie market is getting awfully overcrowded this year – five years after we highlighted the Christmas demon here, movie executives finally realized he was a trending topic, I guess. But I fully expect this one in A Christmas Horror Story to go the way of the Gorn, beaten within an inch of its life until The Shat Forgives. (Though given the title of the movie, he’d better literally shoot some eyes out first.)
CHRISTMAS: a time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror when he has to fight off a horde of howling Zombie Elves before making his rounds. This Christmas, the creatures are stirring and they’re coming for you whether you’re naughty or nice.
Shatner, alas, is not playing Santa, but a character named “DJ Dan.”
“Last night a DJ saved my life!”