The Misunderstood Legend of Krampus

The Misunderstood Legend of Krampus

High in the snowy back country of Germany children everywhere look forward to the early December feast day of St. Nicholas, that kindly gift bringer of ancient origin. But unlike other children German kids have not only to be on the lookout for St. Nick – but also for his alleged dark opposite known as Krampus. St. Nicholas is for the nice kids – Krampus is for those who are challenged with the concept of being nice. Krampus’ image is anything but merry — or like anything else associated with Christmas. He is a beast that looks like half aRead more

William Shatner Brings Horror to Christmas

William Shatner Brings Horror to Christmas

The Christmas movie genre is in a bit of a rut with several years having passed now without a major studio release of a holiday-themed tale. And while 2015 will go down in history as just another year of that drought it may also be earmarked as the year of Krampus on the Big Screen and a return of Christmas as the backdrop of new horror releases. The newest and the one sure to be seen is a film produced by William Shatner, of all people, called A Christmas Horror Story. Krampus is a Santa-like character of ancient origin celebratedRead more