Christmas comes early for fans of the 2015 holiday horror thriller Krampus! Released today on Blu-ray and DVD, the delightfully dark comedy directed by Michael Dougherty, is a modern twist on the Krampus legend.
Krampus (Krampen) is legendary counterpart to Santa Clause. In German mythology it was his duty to deal with the children who did NOT make it to the “nice” list. Usually appearing in early December (on Krampusnaught), Krampus would punish naughty children either by thrashing them with a birch switch or dragging them off to his lair. The ancient beast has seen a steady resurgence in popularity in recent years with festivals and even haunted Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2015.
Dougherty’s holiday horror was well received in 2015 as it balanced elements of the Germanic folklore with enough modern movie marvels (think killer clown toys and evil gingerbread men) to thrill today’s audiences.
Special Features include:
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Krampus Comes Alive!
- Behind the Scenes at WETA Workshop: Krampus
- Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Michael Dougherty and Co-Writers Todd Casey & Zach Shields
- The Naughty Ones: Meet the Cast
Krampus’ DVD/Blu-Ray release is available now on Amazon and in stores.