‘He knows you’ve been naughty’
Krampus: The Reckoning is a 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Robert Conway (Exit to Hell; The Encounter; Breakdown Lane) from a screenplay co-written with Owen Conway.
The movie stars Monica Engesser, Amelia Haberman, James Ray, Kevin Tye, Sean G P Anderson, Jeffrey Lamar, Owen Conway, Carrie Fee, Nathaniel Burns and Shawn Saavedra.
Zoe is a strange little girl, with a not so imaginary friend the Krampus who is the dark companion of kindly old St. Nicholas. The Krampus has been unleashed upon a small town and the legendary demon will seek out all the naughty people to punish them at Christmas time.
No-one is safe as the Krampus hunts them down, tortures them and then drags their helpless souls to the depths of hell…
“Acting is a dodgy prospect in most low budget horror movies, so it’s curious that this one should choose to spend so much time with child actors […] This generally consists of sullen glaring, screaming that is flat and screechy at the same time, and also totally unbearable. Not even Krampus can redeem his own movie, without even a bit of tinsel to get into the Christmas spirit. The CGI is bad, but then, everything is.” Nerdly
“I know I frequently rant about bad CGI, but this is some bottom of the barrel stuff. Even by 2015 standards, it’s awful. And the actual design of Krampus is very weak. It looks anorexic, or maybe it has a meth habit. If you’re going to go the CGI route at left make the creature look impressive. The little bit of gore in Krampus: The Reckoning is passable but that’s not nearly enough to carry the film.” Voices from the Balcony
Krampus (2015 film)
Krampus (yuletide folklore)