KRAMPUS (2015) Review
Directed by Michael Dougherty
A surprisingly good holiday-themed horror flick. Krampus is fun and what makes it refreshing is that it doesn’t try hard to be scary or big. It is an unpretentious film that has a simple message which the film follows through and through. The scares are average but there are disturbing images and creatures for the faint-of-heart. Everything is pure entertainment, tickled with a story that has a heart.
Imagine Home Alone but got insanely wrong and has monsters in it. You wished for something bad about your family and this is what you get. That’s where Krampus gets interesting and as the story progresses it gets more intense as it’s not just the drama between families are unfolded but also the danger of what’s about to happen.
You might find it small for a horror film or maybe familiar at times but Krampus gets it done the right way. It doesn’t need to be grand in scares and story, it dives deep into a more haunting history. It really is a surprise and a delight, a treat for moviegoers.
3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Krampus” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from United International Pictures Philippines, locally distributed by Columbia Pictures. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.