Watch: First Trailer for Michael Dougherty's New Horror 'Krampus'

September 9, 2015
Source: YouTube

Krampus Trailer

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Universal has debuted the first official trailer for Krampus, from Michael Dougherty, the director of Trick 'r Treat. This time he's bringing horror to the "most wonderful time of the year" in the form the evil Christmas monster Krampus, who comes to torment a small snowy town. The main cast includes Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Allison Tolman, David Koechner and many others. I love how much fun this looks, with the horror kicking in in the second half. I'm a huge fan of Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat and have been waiting for him to make another movie, and from the looks of it, this is going to be just as good. Get your first look below and put this on your schedule for December. Enjoy!

Watch the first trailer for Michael Dougherty's Krampus, direct from YouTube:


When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this 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 is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Michael Dougherty, of Trick 'r Treat previously. The script is by Todd Casey, Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields. Universal will release Legendary's Krampus in theaters starting on December 4th later this year.

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  • Bounty 4 Zuckuss
    I just love that poster. I can just picture it on a VHS box with tattered corners in the horror section at blockbuster video. Reminds me of the good old days!
    • RAW_D
      Yeah, when horror movies didn't blow 90% of the time.
      • ff
        True. Like this one you know will...
    • grimjob
      I loved going to those sections and checking out the artwork on those boxes.
      • Higgens
        Often times the box art was the best part. If we dont count the obvious gratuitous nudity these movies had back then.
  • Bounty 4 Zuckuss
    The trailer looks interesting. Maybe it'll be similar to some early Amblin films like Gremlins.
    • ari smulders
      I thought so too...
  • haha, Xmas sucks, this looks fun.
  • RAW_D
    This looks awesome! I call David Koechner getting killed in the most horrible fashion!
      His balls are not safe.
  • nunya
    I would have loved to be in the board room when someone pitched this idea... he probably thought he was gonna be fired, lol
  • ErrorSapiens
    Finally! Love the poster!
  • grimjob
    I fucking dig this.
  • ari smulders
    don't know what to think of it.... Looks silly but also well crafted... hmmmm
    • shiboleth
      Totally agree ...
  • haha yesssssss
  • JoeDanteisKing
    I liked this movie better when it was called THE GRINCH! Can someone direct me to Dr. Seuss' Twitter or Facebook account? He needs to know about this plagiarism right away! I hope he sues the pants off of Hollywood!
    • The Krampus myth pre-dates The Grinch and Dr. Seuss by a long shot. Maybe you should do some research before you rant, as you're totally and completely wrong here. Do some reading: Maybe someone should sue Dr. Seuss for stealing the Krampus story and turning it into The Grinch?
      • shiboleth
        Thank you, thank you, sir, for this. I had no strength to explain this...
    • bumboclot
      Sounds like someone wants to be on the naughty list!
  • In Germany Krampus really exits and punishs children for their bad behavior.
  • shiboleth
    This movie, or idea of it, comes twenty years too late. At least for me ...
  • Mark Brackney
    Yeah, I'm just going to put this here... *you're welcome, everyone*
  • Terry Craig
    Love the poster and the first half of the trailer, which has a highly entertaining funny vibe with a satiric edge to it. The second half looks alright as well, but I hope they don't drop the humor once Krampus appears. But the cast is terrific at comedy, and the effects even look kinda practical, so I'm hopeful this will be good.




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