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Reviews: Krampus (2015)

krampusHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Fast-paced, yet frostbitten, it’s neither scary nor funny.
  • Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
    • Excerpt: Krampus is deviously satirical, entertaining, fun and – best of all – brisk.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Devilish fun. Where else are you going find heartwarming Christmas fare with spiked hot chocolate, children getting pulled up the chimney, and adorably evil gingerbread men?
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • [New – 12/24/15] | Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: rampus is a devilish good time from start to finish, blending elements of comedy, horror, and Christmas cheer into a slyly satirical look at just how far the modern iteration of Christmas, with its vacuous displays of greed and materialism (not to mention the imagined “War on Christmas”), has strayed not only from its original spirit of giving and goodwill, but from its pagan roots as a celebration of the winter solstice.
  • Brent McKnight @ Cinema Blend
    • Excerpt: “Krampus” could have been a new, left-of-center holiday classic in the vein of “Gremlins”—the potential is there—but with the pat, we-need-to-remember-how-much-we-really-love-each-other platitudes, the tacked on postscript ending, and insipid set up, there’s little more to cling to than a few brilliantly insane moments.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: There’s genuine appeal in the tone and direction Krampus takes: it’s crafted for a younger audience but never panders to them, and the impressionable may be genuinely terrified by some of the monsters that grace the screen.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Pajiba, Comic Book Resources
    • Excerpt: Playing like a frothy, messed-up mix of “Christmas Vacation” and “Gremlins,” this holiday horror show is wickedly funny, deliciously scary, and totally worth the wait.
Updated: December 24, 2015 — 9:24 pm
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