With a delightful mix of holidays and horror, Legendary Pictures has released a new trailer for their Christmas-themed thriller: Krampus.
The lack of holiday spirit from young Max (played by Emjay Anthony), dismayed by his family fighting, unleashes a demonic force, “Santa’s shadow”, known as Krampus. This thing is as evil as they come, and hell-bent on punishing non-believers. The fractured family must bind together to stay alive, as traditional holiday icons turn malevolent and attack. What makes this film even more spooky is that it’s based on an actual ancient legend!
Also part comedy, the movie contains stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen, and Krista Stadler.
Krampus and the other creatures in the film were created by a teamwork between Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, a formidable duo renowned for the amazing work they tackled on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, along with King Kong and many more.
Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) did the writing and directing, while Zach Shields and Todd Casey co-wrote. Production was done by Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia, and Dougherty. Universal Pictures will be releasing the film.
Krampus hits theaters December 4th.