“I just got my ass kicked by a bunch of Christmas cookies!”
Blurb: A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home (IMDB).
Starring: Emjay Anthony (Rake, Grey’s Anatomy), Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Veep), Toni Collette (Wanderlust, xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Men, The Ranch), Krista Stadler (The Strauss Dynasty, Cinderella).
Review: Let’s get this out of the way. All through watching Krampus, I couldn’t help feeling like I do every year on valentine’s day – that this was another thing created to force society to conform to the norms. It was weirdly preachy for something that should be fiction and that alone tend to make me seriously dislike things like that. I believe we all can believe in whatever/whomever we believe in without shoving it down other people’s throat. This movie has a little bit of that feeling to it.
But let’s see what else I can say about this flick.
I’ve always shad a strange fascination with Toni Collette. Her acting chops is beyond amazing. She was really good in this role as the worrisome mom, trying to make everything perfect for Christmas while her family seem to fall apart around her. Hell, they can’t eve sit still for a second to get a dang Christmas picture done with Santa!
The acting was very good in this movie; especially from Emjay Anthony who plays Max. I wasn’t sure why the grandmother (played by Krista Stadler) only spoke English to tell the story of Krampus and her then switches back to what I’m assuming is Russian – I wasn’t sure what language it is. She is really good in this as well.
Conchatta (Two and a half men) broke up the screams with humor. I adore the actress so I might be a little biased.
The creatures in in the flick, from what I could see of them because they are always in the dark, the lighting was always gloomy and not clear so you don’t see much of them. The actual creature was there but more of a glimpse from time to time. I really wish I could see the actual thing.
Over-all, it’s an okay movie. I won’t be watching the others in this franchise. I feel preached to with it. But it’s a well made movie nonetheless.