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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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!

Bounty 4 Zuckuss on Sep 9, 2015


Yeah, when horror movies didn't blow 90% of the time.

RAW_D on Sep 9, 2015


True. Like this one you know will...

ff on Sep 10, 2015


I loved going to those sections and checking out the artwork on those boxes.

grimjob on Sep 9, 2015


Often times the box art was the best part. If we dont count the obvious gratuitous nudity these movies had back then.

Higgens on Sep 9, 2015


The trailer looks interesting. Maybe it'll be similar to some early Amblin films like Gremlins.

Bounty 4 Zuckuss on Sep 9, 2015


I thought so too...

ari smulders on Sep 9, 2015


haha, Xmas sucks, this looks fun.

Carpola on Sep 9, 2015


This looks awesome! I call David Koechner getting killed in the most horrible fashion!

RAW_D on Sep 9, 2015


His balls are not safe.

DAVIDPD on Sep 9, 2015


I would have loved to be in the board room when someone pitched this idea... he probably thought he was gonna be fired, lol

nunya on Sep 9, 2015


Finally! Love the poster!

ErrorSapiens on Sep 9, 2015



DAVIDPD on Sep 9, 2015


I fucking dig this.

grimjob on Sep 9, 2015


don't know what to think of it.... Looks silly but also well crafted... hmmmm

ari smulders on Sep 9, 2015


Totally agree ...

shiboleth on Sep 11, 2015


haha yesssssss

Danimal on Sep 10, 2015


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!

JoeDanteisKing on Sep 10, 2015


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?

Alex Billington on Sep 10, 2015


Thank you, thank you, sir, for this. I had no strength to explain this...

shiboleth on Sep 11, 2015


Sounds like someone wants to be on the naughty list!

bumboclot on Sep 11, 2015


In Germany Krampus really exits and punishs children for their bad behavior.

Etienne Martin on Sep 11, 2015


This movie, or idea of it, comes twenty years too late. At least for me ...

shiboleth on Sep 11, 2015


Yeah, I'm just going to put this here... *you're welcome, everyone*

Mark Brackney on Sep 12, 2015


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.

Terry Craig on Sep 15, 2015

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