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Kevin Smith’s ‘Comes the Krampus’ Becomes ‘KillRoy Was Here’; Shooting Now

What happened to Kevin Smith’s Krampus movie? We now know.

Dating back a few years, Smith revealed that he had scripted a Christmas-themed horror anthology titled Comes the Krampus, which was eventually re-titled Anti-Claus. The project, however, never got off the ground, as the Krampus explosion that came in the wake of Michael Dougherty’s film zapped Smith’s passion for making his own movie about the mythical monster.

Instead, Smith has turned Comes the Krampus into KillRoy Was Here.

We were gonna make this Krampus movie and then somebody went and made a Krampus movie,” Smith explained over on Facebook Live last night. “Ours was an anthology that played more like Creepshow. Or, to appeal to the modern day kids, Creepshow 2. Or, let’s say, Black Mirror. So yeah, it’s kinda like that. It’s an anthology. So our Krampus movie – which was called Comes the Krampus and then later on, Anti-Claus – it got shelved. So we decided to re-engineer that dopey script. We turned it into a different movie. We just changed the Krampus character – it’s almost the same script. Took the Christmas elements out of it. Instead, we’re calling it KillRoy Was Here.”

The film will feature a long-nosed monster that was designed by the legendary Robert Kurtzman, and it’s inspired by the “KilRoy Was Here” graffiti that was prominent during World War II. The horror anthology is currently being filmed in Sarasota, Florida, and Smith is being assisted by the students of the Ringling College of Art and Design.

Watch the filming of a KillRoy scene below!



  • Bart Crowe

    I thought Red State was decent until the ending. Personally I would have ended the movie right when the trumpets sound. As for Tusk, if you cut out Johnny Depp’s fucking annoying character you got yourself a okay little B grade body horror comedy.
    I want to give Smith the benefit of the doubt as it seems like neat idea but I just know he will fuck it up somehow like he has everything post-Dogma.

    • Justin McGill

      I never thought about cutting to black at the sound of the horns.. that might have worked. I just prefer the ending as is to his original idea for the ending.. just throwing angels in at the last minute.. while its a fun mind freak.. I thought Red State just felt.. more real.. which is what made the whole thing so damn creepy.

    • KJ Ozborne

      ´´Personally I would have ended the movie right when the trumpets sound´´

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  • Silhouetters

    No faith in Kevin any more.
    He’s had enough chances with every new films he makes. Every single one has been complete shit, with no exception.

  • dsxy

    Kevin Smith is a talentless hack that had a few early successes in his career and hasn’t done anything meaningful since.

    • Bla Blah

      sometimes that’s all you need.

  • Jack Derwent

    Everyone’s doing Krampus now so it probably wouldn’t have been that big a deal to have one more.

  • Frank Gambino

    cool, love anthologies

  • Runciter

    The quality of his movies depend almost solely on the actors.
    You need a Rosario Dawson, or a Michael Parks to elevate his stuff from moderately enjoyable mediocrity.

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