KRAMPUS UNLEASHED (2016) Reviews and overview

 

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Naughty or nice… He’s coming for you!’

Krampus Unleashed is a 2016 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Conway (The Covenant; Encounter; Krampus: The Reckoning).

The FunHouse Features production stars Amelia Brantley, Bryson Holl, Caroline Lassetter and Taylor Buckley.

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In pursuit of a lost treasure, a group of fortune hunters mistakenly unearth an ancient demonic summoning stone that holds a terrible curse and awakens a timeless evil, the Krampus. After centuries of slumber, Krampus, the Christmas Devil, has awoken with a thirst that only blood will quench…

Reviews:

“If you enjoy visual horror then the film does have things going for it. Conway uses cinematography quite effectively and for its low budget it has a professional and effective feel. There are some creepy uses of shadows and darkness to scare throughout and some of its deaths are pretty violent … this saves the Krampus Unleashed from its frankly thin plot and mostly uninteresting characters.” Flickering Myth

” …some of the acting is a bit stiff, the violence and gore once Krampus shows up is serious. The three child actors turn out the best performances, as they appear to be more comfortable with their dialogue, as does Amelia Brantley, whose Bonnie plays a significant part in the latter half of the story.”  Geeks of Doom

“There’s a lot of characters here, which at times makes Krampus Unleashed feel a bit like a shallow exercise in random carnage, but if I had to sum this seasonal sophomore outing from Conway up, then it’s a little like a nutzoid regional horror movie that you’d expect to find on a grainy Vinegar Syndrome compilation. To me, that’s a compliment of the highest order!” The Schlock Pit

” …by no means a Christmas movie. Sure, it’s Christmas time in the story, and there are few decorations here and there, but that’s pretty much where it all ends. Not that it matters. This is a monster movie and that’s where it puts all its energy. Gory and violent, it doesn’t waste time with nuance or subtlety.” That Moment In

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Main cast:

Amelia Brantley … Bonnie
Bryson Holl … Tommy
Caroline Lassetter … Fiona
Taylor Buckley … Troy
Tim Sauer Tim Sauer … Will
Emily Lynne Aiken … Amber
Daniel Link … Dave
Tori Glawe Osborn … Vivian (as Tori Osborn)
Michael Harrelson … Dale
Linda Cushma … Alice
Travis Amery … Krampus
Baby Crampus … Baby Crampus
Dujhan Brown … Dan
Juliet Rose Serrato … Fran
Jeffrey Aguilar Jr. … James
Eric Lettman … Rodger
Owen Conway … Terry
Kerry Keepers … Coop
William ‘Bill’ Connor … Harvey
Sean Dillingham … Clay
Greg Lutz … Fritz
Adam Berardi … Ben
David Casillas … Larry Light Foot
William Kenny … Young Cooper
Dan Weisgerber … Sam
Melissa Wiehl … Shelly
Josh Schultz … Amos

Filming locations:

Mesa, Arizona

Release:

Krampus Unleashed was released in the USA on VOD in November and DVD on December 13, 2016, by Uncork’d Entertainment.

Trailer:

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