Monster of the Day #1477

This one is Christmas Horror Story, which I only mention because it’s on Netflix for those who wish to give it a look. It’s an anthology film and sounds like its more comic-booky fun than our other entries this week. Santa is besieged by zombiefied elves (!) and then, inevitably, fights Krampus. Hard to believe this is the one film that features such a thing.

Next week we’ll feature monsters from the real Krampus movies. You might want to watch that this weekend if you haven’t yet.

  • Gamera977

    ‘You challenge ME Krampus!?! I who conquered an entire planet, one named for the Greek god or war no less!?! Bring it fool and the snow of the North Pole will run red with your blood just as it did with Pitch and the Grinch!!!’

    BTW: Got bored yesterday evening and did a web-search for ‘ugly Christmas sweater’. Why am I not surprised you can now order Krampus sweaters???

  • Ericb

    Soon there will be Krampus carols.

  • This soinds like a a good flick. Or, to be more precise, a flick I’d find entertaining.

  • Eric Hinkle

    “‘You challenge ME Krampus!?! I who conquered an entire planet, one named for the Greek god or war no less!?!”

    OT but if you wish, go and search DeviantArt for ‘Santa Claus Conquers The Barsoomians’ for a look at how ‘Santa Claus Conquers The Martians’ might have gone if written by ERB.

  • Eric Hinkle

    “I’ll slice ya like a turkey, ‘cept a turkey don’t SCREAM!
    So you better run,
    You better hide,
    ‘Cause this year Krampus is comin’ to town!”

  • Gamera977

    ‘He’s making a list,
    He’s checking it twice,
    He’s gonna find out who dies tonight,
    ‘Cause Krampus Klaus is coming to town!’

  • Marsden

    I doubt it’s intentional, but that looks like the monster from Unnameable. (from 1988.) I liked those two movies.

  • The Rev.

    I started my Kramped Kristmas this evening with this one, figuring I’d begin with the one that doesn’t feature Krampus. I won’t say too much about it here, but it was pretty solid for an anthology. They went back and forth between the stories, which I wasn’t sure would work, but they had a pretty good sense of when to cut away. The Krampus one, fittingly enough, was probably my favorite. (I thought “Santa vs. zombie elves” would be, but it was a bit one-note.) The image presented here led me to believe Krampus would be CGI. Turns out they painted a buff guy white and put him in a loincloth and a pretty damn good headpiece, which was a pleasant surprise. Those who don’t like modern horror movies may not enjoy it, but otherwise I think it’s worth a watch.