Way back in 2007, the writer of X-Men 2 and Superman Returns, Michael Dougherty wrote and directed a horror film, which comprised of 5 stories called Trick ‘R Treat. The film introduced audiences to the masked Sam from his previous short film, Season’s Greetings.
We really enjoyed this film, as did many others, to the fact that Sam is now popular, you can find him as all sorts of merchandise from a Funko POP! Vinyl http://amzn.to/1SlCV4b to an official replica mask by Horror-Shop http://amzn.to/1GYib23
We were therefore extremely excited when Trick ‘R Treat 2 was announced as finally happening this year
What we hadn’t realised was Michael has made another film, scheduled for an end of year release. His Christmas film, Krampus, first appeared on our Barking Mad About Films Facebook timeline You can view the trailer on the film’s website here http://www.krampusfilm.co.uk/
Krampus, is an urban legend who punishes misbehaving children, so the opposite of Santa Claus giving to well-behaved children, The trailer has got us excited and we can not wait to see this one.
We personally do like a festive film with a creature out to ruin Christmas, in fact, we can name The Grinch, Nightmare Before Christmas and of course, Gremlins amongst our favourites. We can also recommend Finnish horror film, Rare Exports, which was the first time we were aware of the Krampus legend.
The forthcoming Krampus film includes a fantastic cast including:
Toni Collette, having been in the Sixth Sense, this is a return to the spooky genre for her. Many of you will know for her more for her comedy roles. Films such as Little Miss Sunshine and Muriel’s Wedding.
Allison Tolman from the Fargo TV Series and this year’s The Gift.
Adam Scott, who we know best as Ben from TVs’ Parks and Recreation but has also appeared in films as diverse as The Aviator, Step Brothers and Piranha 3D
And Anchorman sports presenter Champ Kind, actor David Koechner. Who is no stranger to this genre, having previously come to a horrific end in films such as Piranha 3DD and Final Destination 5 and most recent Scouts Guide to Zombie Apocalypse.
The Krampus film has been given a PG-13 rating in the US so we are hoping for another classic of Gremlins proportions, which will hopefully become part of our festive viewings for years to come.
The film is scheduled for a December 4th release so will even break up that long wait until Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens
Are you looking forward to seeing Krampus? Do you have a favourite anti-festive movie? We would love to hear from you here at Barking Mad About Films
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