Krampus brings horror to Christmas

Elsie Morales

 This horror-comedy film has a bit of scare and a bit of humor thrown in with a few killer gingerbread men and toys. The movie held a message about what the true meaning of Christmas.

        The movie portrayed Max’s (Emjay Anthony) desire to have his family celebrate Christmas the way they used to. Much to his mother’s dismay her sister brought along their alcoholic aunt (Conchata Ferrell).

    Frustrated with his family’s antics, Max lost hope in Christmas. This resulted in unleashing the demonic powers of an ancient spirit, Krampus.  The film was based on the ancient legend from the German-speaking Alpine folklore.

      The movie starred Adam Scott, Toni Collette and David Koechner. The film is directed and written by Michael Dougherty, best known for his cult-hit, “Trick ‘r Treat.”

    “Krampus” did better in the box office than expected, earning $16 million it’s opening weekend. It came in at No. 2, falling behind “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2” and beating Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur.”

    The movie is rated PG-13 for sequences of horror violence/terror, language and some drug material while the runtime is 98 minutes.