Dec 5, 2015

2015 - The Year of Krampus?

Before I dive into today's post, I have to annouce the winners of the Santa Strikes contest...

Creepy Glowbugg and Amber Terry!

Congrats you two!
Mischievous elves will be contacting you.

And now, on with the show...

I've been saying for years that it would be a wonderful thing if Krampus were to catch on in the US like he has in other parts of the world. Could this year be where it begins?

I mean sure, if you're reading this blog post as part of the 13 Days of Creepmas, you probably know who Krampus is. But your average schmoe on the street has no clue. If you're saying to yourself "Who or what is Krampus?" you can get the low down at Krampus.com.

Fellow creature fanatic Monsterfink released a DIY digital download Krampus for this year.
For just $4, you can bring the joy of Krampus into your home!
Snag him here!


Warpo has a Kickstarter wrapping up soon that combines the holiday icon with favorite 80s toy My Pet Monster. Although I can't bring myself to drop the cash required to get one of these snuggly demons, I am fully behind what they're doing.



They even have some amazing Krampus add-on items that I'd love to get. Hopefully they'll make them available to the public after the campaign ends.

But probably the biggest contribution to Krampus awareness this year is the Krampus movie! Now I'd be excited about this no matter what but the fact that Michael Dougherty, the man who gave us Trick R Treat, is putting this out makes me beyond thrilled!


And, did you know there is a companion comic book?


From Amazon:
"Ancient folklore warns of a mythical counterpart to Santa Claus, who punishes naughty children every Christmas… his name is KRAMPUS. Michael Dougherty presents the official graphic novel based on his festive horror comedy, which expands the mythology of this iconic terror with an anthology of three deliciously twisted morality tales that will leave you praying you are not on the naughty list."

You can pick this up from Amazon to make your weekend Krampus-riffic!

Also swing by the Cult of the Great Pumpkin for info on more movie Krampus goodness, including the soundtrack and official shirts.

I'm a CREEP for The 13 Days of CREEPMAS

8 comments:

  1. An enjoyable Krampus post, good Sir....

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  2. Woo hoo! Thank you for giving away such killer swag.
    Can't wait to get those cards in my hot little hands.
    I am a huge Krampus fan, and have been collecting Krampus bits for a while now.
    I'm looking forward to checking out the movie this Friday.

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    1. They are a lot of fun to look at!

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  3. Okay, I definitely need a Cuddle-Me-Not Krampus!

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    1. Yeah I would love to get one but it's a bit pricey for me. Plus I have no idea where I'd put him lol

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  4. Apparently Krampus also makes an appearance in "Christmas Horror Story," another 2015 horror film as well!

    And last year, Image comics put out a great "Krampus!" comic book by Brian Jones that was an excellent read. They portray Krampus as more of a Wolverine or Deadpool type of anti-hero.

    And one final plug, you should totally check out "Bad Santas" by Paul Hawkins. It gives a rundown of ALL the Christmas villains, Krampus included, as well as a very informative history of the true history of how Christmas has been celebrated over the centuries. Great read!

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    1. Cool, I 'll have to check out that book!

      I actually saw Krampus yesterday and Christmas Horror Story on Saturday. Krampus was a better movie but I kinda like CHS's vision of Krampus a little better.

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