Unfortunately I’m not fully knowledgeable in a lot of folk tales, but after a quick Google search it appears as if Krampus is a creature from the folklore of many Alpine countries who punish’s bad children by taking them away in his sack back to his lair. Unlike Saint Nicholas who rewards well behaved children.
So, who is up for a little flick based upon this folklore? Well, we have just this second received the first teaser trailer for Jason Hull’s Krampus: The Christmas Devil. While the trailer doesn’t reveal a whole lot, I have to say I am intrigued by the whole Krampus angle, and the fact that Bill Oberst Jr. is starring in this sucker and putting on one hell of a performance yet again.
The film also stars Rich Goteri, Mike Mili, Jay Dobyns, and AJ Leslie.
Synopsis: “Special Agent Jeremy Duffin (AJ Leslie) leads a darkened life of memories stemming from an abduction as a child, where he was dropped into a frozen lake and left to die. Now, as Jeremy recognizes a pattern in the deaths and disappearance of children resembling what could have been his ill-fated end, he begins a personal quest to find the man disturbing a normally peaceful Pennsylvania town.
Unbeknownst to Jeremy, the man he is searching for is actually a creature of yule tide lore, Krampus (Brad Weaver), and has begun his final Christmastime task of finding his final victim, Jeremy’s daughter, Rebecca.
With the aid of his Department captain (Rich Goteri), Jeremy is able to track and locate the location of the kidnapper, but this results in the death of two of his fellow officers.
As Krampus approaches his final task, Jeremy is branded with the capture of his wife and child by the newly released felon, Brian Hatt (Bill Oberst, Jr).
Can Jeremy protect his family from a vindictive ex-con and the Devil of Christmas, Krampus? The third action-thriller from director Jason Hull, is sure to keep children off the naughty list for years to come.”
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