Review by Stacy Rich
Cast: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner
Director: Michael Doughtery
Max, a young boy, loses the spirit of Christmas when his family comes to visit from out of state. He sees how everyone is more distant each year. After his letter is read at family dinner, Max rips up his letter to Santa and throws it out of the window losing the spirit of Christmas. The next morning, instead of opening gifts from Santa, he and his family are greeted with an abnormal blizzard soon fighting for their lives Krampus has come to take.
This movie reminds you to remember what you wish for because you might get it, and you should always believe in something with your heart. I was delighted with a few things in the movie, but it didn’t deliver the anticipation this horror addict would want for the holidays. The scariest part of the movie was really the scene of Friday after Thanksgiving shopping. The use of real puppets made the centuries old beast of Krampus and his elves more believable and the creativity to trap their target was a great bonus.
All in all, it is a sweet movie for the holidays, but wait for it to come out on to DVD. It gives you a bit of a scare in the holidays, but it doesn’t quite live up to the fable’s lesson.