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‘Krampus’ Discovered By ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ Director!

One of the best anthology films in years was Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Trick ‘r Treat, which was dumped to home video instead of getting the release it deserved.

Now, instead of the promised sequel, Trick ‘r Treat director Michael Dougherty is re-teaming with Legendary for the Christmas horror Krampus!

Deadline say that Dougherty will co-write and direct Krampus, a twisted horror comedy set around the Christmas holiday that’s co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields.

Based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes the wicked, Krampus is similar in style to Dougherty’s cult hit Trick R’ Treat (he’s still working on the sequel).

The dark ancient origins of our holidays have always fascinated me,” Dougherty said. “I’ve been drawing twisted Christmas cards for well over a decade, so it only made sense to bring some of that morbid yuletide fun to the big screen, and Krampus was the perfect mythology to do that. Christmas has been invading Halloween for far too long. It’s time to return the favor.

Kevin Smith is also working on a Christmas-themed horror anthology that’s focal point is Krampus.

Michael Dougherty



  • Aidan13

    Would rather see Trick R Treat sequel

    • AlanMorlock

      That film was actually already announced.

  • Connor David Cooke

    Wait isn’t Kevin Smith doing the same thing?

    And I agree, I would hope a Trick r’treat sequel comes out eventually.

  • Christensen

    I hope this doesn’t get in the way of Trick ‘r Treat 2 which is honestly the most important sequel right now.

  • baronterror

    I am so very in. I have been trying to spread information about Krampus for YEARS and I cannot believe that this concept is really growing year after year. I am so excited that it will very likely finally be a thing in America. Oh and this is a dream project. Only thing better was Trick r Treat, and the possible Trick r Treat 2

  • ThunderDragoon

    Cool to see some more Krampus stuff happening. This sounds like it’ll be fun.

  • LightStrider

    Mr. Dougherty, if you were any more blatant with your almost-obvious Satan worship, you would walk around publicly wearing red and black all the time. Krampus, one of the best kept secrets of anti-Christ”ness”. How very brainwashed your fans are….which of course you relish in. Oh wait…. conspiracies don’t really exist. I nearly forgot. It’s all just…. for fun.

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