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Michael Dougherty directs this seasonal horror comedy starring Toni Collette and Adam Scott. The film follows a family who reunite for the holiday season. However their Christmas takes a sinister turn when one of the children accidentally summons the mythical 'Krampus', a malevolent horned goat-like figure, into their home. The supporting cast includes Allison Tolman and David Koechner.
- Breedte/hoogteverhouding : 2.40:1
- Taal : Engels
- Afmetingen pakket : 19.2 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm; 60 gram
- Regisseur : Michael Dougherty
- Uitvoeringstijd : 1 uur en 38 minuten
- Acteurs : Toni Collette, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, David Koechner, Stefania LaVie Owen
- Ondertitels: : Frans, Duits, Arabisch, Italiaans, Spaans, Deens, Nederlands, Fins, Hindi, IJslands, Noors, Portugees, Zweeds, Turks
- Studio : Universal Pictures
- Producenten : Michael Dougherty, Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull
- ASIN : B01AIB5BM2
- Schrijvers : Todd Casey, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields
- Aantal disks : 1
- Plaats in bestsellerlijst: #19,127 in Films & tv (Top 100 in bekijkenFilms & tv)
- #18,538 in Films (Films & tv)
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Krampus is best described as a combination of Christmas Vacation and Gremlins, opening with a satire of mindless Yuletide consumerism before settling in with a middle-class family in the suburbs including German grandma, emotionally distant teen daughter, and idealistic son. Their cheer is soon ruined by the arrival of extended family who bring trashy, redneck values that are at odds with the atmosphere of the household. After mocking the poor son's belief in Santa Claus and his desire for a wholesome family Christmas he decides not to mail his letter to the big man and rips it up, surrendering the shreds to the winter wind.
Someone else is the recipient of that letter. Someone darker and malevolent.
A darkness falls over the neighborhood, town, and world, isolating our disparate gang from any outside saviors while a host of nasty creatures invade their safe space, offing them one by one, and it's at this point the movie begins to come apart as the pacing and structure becomes far too chaotic and annoying. A clever kill every ten minutes with clearly defined rules and building mystery would have resulted in a far better movie, but Michael Dougherty fumbles this all-important middle act, leaving the audience desperate and impatient for a quick ending.
The practical effects in this movie are also quite, quite appalling, especially the actual Krampus creature, which barely has any points of articulation. Even the 1987 Garbage Pail Kids looked better than this. Exactly what are his minions supposed to be? What are the rules here? Some wonderfully devilish elves appear but nothing is done with them and they disappear just as fast. The fight against the demonic toys in the attic is terribly done, with nothing clearly shot, and also confusingly intercut with a ridiculous gingerbread man fight in the kitchen. The cutting back and forth between these events neuters both to the point of irrelevance.
In its favor, Krampus has surprisingly good characterisation, an immense amount of atmosphere and a cold, otherworldly feel that really helps sell this as a dark Christmas alternative. So many movies aim to be the new Christmas classic and become an annual tradition but the majority of them fail. Krampus barely makes the grade. This could/should have been a much better movie and I can understand why less patient viewers would dislike it.
Krampus was shot in 2K resolution in anamorphic Panavision at 2.35:1 and it looks very nice on 1080p Blu-ray. 2K is only a smidgen above 1080p so if this is likely the best the movie will ever look it is still a good-looking Blu-ray. The aggressive DTS HD-MA 5.1 sound adds lots of atmosphere. There are a decent amount of extras.
The main internal development is Max coming to appreciate his family, regardless of their differences. Family and belief are the dual themes of the story: that family are important and to never give up on them, even though you have your differences. Max losing his belief in Santa Claus and hating his family is what summons Krampus. However, when it comes down to it, Max makes the right decision, offering himself in exchange for his families' lives. This contrasts with the decision Omi made when in the same position, to let her family be taken and not retract her wish.
The conclusion, where Krampus takes Max as well as his family instead of exchanging them, before the film ends with the family on Christmas day staring at Max's bell, remembering everything, whilst trapped inside the snow globe, sends a particular message. If your willing to exchange your own live for your family, then you can spend eternity in a snow globe trapped with them. The bell reminds them of Max's original choice, and that what has happened to them is a result of him losing his belief.
The beginning and ending are very strong due to the way it sets up what is to come and the message it gives at the end. The middle can be rather meandering, failing to kill of enough characters in time, leading to a mass character death in 2/3 minutes towards the end. Many of the emotional "pay-offs" don't feel earned, though that is no fault of the actors. The standout performances are Conchata Ferrell (Aunt Dorothy) and David Koechner (Uncle Howard). I honestly can't tell whether Emjay Anthony's performance as Max is great or terrible and the action can be at times frustrating and stilted, but there are enough humorous moments to not be seriously bothered by it.
Having watched it several times now, it does retain replay value, but is best whipped out on Christmas eve for maximum enjoyment.
Audio - English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio. French - Spanish - German - Hindi - Italian 5.1 DTS Surround. English Description 2.0 or Stereo.
Subtitles - English SDH, Arabic, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, French, Dutch, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish.
Extra Features - Assortment of extras.
I am very pleased with my purchase. M, J, B.
have you got the spirit of christmas and family in your heart,have you been good for if you dont and you wish your dreams and family away and have been a bad boy or girl, DER KRAMPUS will come for you too!!!!.......................HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Krampus is more of a tease for sure, instead of giving you what you WANT, it leaves you to play with your IMAGINATION. It's intense, it's funny and even scary. The director described it best when he said "It's a tongue-in-cheek family Christmas movie that is invaded by a dark take on a fairytale".