KRAMPUS ORIGINS (2018) Reviews and overview

 

‘It all began here’

Krampus Origins is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Joseph Mbah (Battlefield 2025) from a screenplay by Robert Conway (The Covenant; Krampus: Unleashed; Krampus: The Reckoning). The movie stars Maria Olsen, Anna Harr and Amelia Haberman.

The first World War rages on when a group of American soldiers find a mysterious artifact that can summon the ancient evil of the Krampus. After the men are killed in action, the artifact is sent to the commanding officers widow who is a teacher at a small-town orphanage. The orphans accidentally summon the Krampus and the teacher, and her pupils are forced to battle this ancient evil…

Reviews:

“Stalling seems to constitute the movie’s general modus operandi. Krampus doesn’t even appear until 60 minutes into an 80-minute runtime. He isn’t remotely worth the wait. Although marginally improved from his previous incarnations, Krampus barely resembles the familiar beast. He wears a centurion helmet that makes him look like a ‘God of War’ boss.” Culture Crypt

“Though no technical achievement, Krampus Origins is competently filmed but very static. There is no energy in the shots. The minimalistic setting appears un-lived in, too sparse, with sets barren of objects and resembling a stage play rather than a film set. With very few scares, little sense of danger, and a tedious story, Krampus Origins has little to recommend it.” Horror Screams Video Vault

Release:

Krampus Origins was released on digital and DVD on November 6, 2018, by Uncork’d Entertainment.

Cast and characters:

Maria Olsen … Sister Rafus – Ashes; The Bone BoxParanormal Activity 3; I Spit On Your Grave : Deja Vu; et al
Anna Harr … Adelia – Bethany; Ghosthunters; Restoration
Amelia Haberman … Henrietta
Katie Peabody … Josephine
Dustin Leighton … Corporal Schmidt
Luke Waxman … Bram
Linda Cushma … Sister Martha
Shannyn Hall … Lena
Noah Clark … Jack
Helynn Castro … Violet
Ethan Drew … Virgil
Chandler Mantione … Nicholas
Grace Lopez … Ida
Cleon Gionet … Krampus
Greg Lutz … Captain Foley

More Krampus movies

The folklore origins of Krampus

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