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Rare Exports: The Original Krampus Horror Movie

Released earlier this month, Michael Dougherty’s Krampus became a surprise hit at the box office, and I think it’s safe to say the film’s success can be chalked up to both positive reviews and the fact that the titular character is currently more popular than ever. Dougherty’s movie quite literally came along at the perfect […]

Michael Dougherty’s Krampus: Interpreting The Ending

Six years after Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat was dumped to video, after sitting on a shelf for a couple years prior, his follow-up Krampus spread holiday fear at the box office this past weekend. Much to the delight of the horror community – or at least the fans who actually like horror movies – […]

Graphic Novel Review – Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas

The growing popularity of Krampus has been almost palpable in recent years, and it was only a matter of time before the Christmas beast broke on through into the mainstream. On Friday, December 4th, Trick ‘r Treat writer/director Michael Dougherty brings the shadow of Saint Nick out of the shadows and onto the silver screen […]

Krampus: From Relative Obscurity to Horror Movie Icon

Though a killer Santa first stalked the screen in 1972’s Tales from the Crypt, it was thanks to films like Black Christmas, Christmas Evil and Silent Night, Deadly Night that ‘Christmas horror’ became a bona fide sub-genre. In the decades since their release, holiday figures like elves and gingerbread men have joined Santa as horror […]

Coolest Horror Images of the Week: 7/6-7/11 *COMIC-CON EDITION!*

We’ve reached the end of another week – thank god! – which means it’s time to once again take a look at the coolest, weirdest and/or most awesome images I’ve stumbled across on the internet this week. So let’s get right to it, shall we?! This weekend is of course the San Diego Comic-Con, and […]

Looking Ahead: The 2015 Horror Movie Release Calendar

At the time of writing this we are 1/4 of a way through 2015, and a handful of this year’s most anticipated horror movies have already seen release. We’ve been fed box office stinkers like The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death and The Lazarus Effect, but we’ve also gotten a decent amount of […]

The Most Awesome Images of the Week: 12/15-12/19

We’ve reached the end of another week – thank god! – which means it’s time to once again take a look at the coolest, weirdest and/or most awesome images I’ve stumbled across on the internet this week. So let’s get right to it, shall we?! I tweeted earlier today that I don’t want to be […]

You Better Watch Out: Five Mythical Christmas Monsters

Here in America, there is one major character that represents the entirety of the Christmas season, and I’m of course referring to Santa Claus. Santa brings awesome gifts to the good children and coal to the bad ones, and though his rituals are admittedly a tad bit creepy, he’s all around a benevolent figure. In […]