One of 2015’s most eagerly anticipated genre films was the Micheal Dougherty directed Krampus – the yule tide horror tale that marked Mr. Dougherty’s theatrical release debut and his sophomore attempt at holiday themed horror story telling. Following up Trick R Treat was always going to be a tall order – but I think Krampus did the trick. If you didn’t have the opportunity to see it theatrically then the following news will be welcome and if did – then it’s time to add it to your collection.
Krampus will be hitting Blu-ray on April 26th. If you prefer your collection to be of the digital variety you get to own it a little sooner. Digital HD hits on April 12th.
The Blu-ray and DVD is going to come at us pretty loaded though. Check out this list of special features:
The Naughty Ones: Meet The Cast – At the center of this crazed story, filled with horrifying creatures and massive set pieces, are some of the funniest and most talented actors working today. This piece shines a light on the cast of Krampus as they share their experiences making this movie.
Galleries – Still Images from the set
Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Michael Dougherty and Co-Writers Todd Casey & Zach Shields
If you opt for the Blu-ray – you get all these extra added features!
Krampus and His Minions – In this exclusive feature see how Krampus and his twisted underlings gave the visual-effects superstars at Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based Weta Workshop some creative and technical challenges. Viewers will have an insider look at how Krampus and his evil minions were created and executed.
Practical Danger – Stunt Coordinator Rodney Cook walks viewers through how the film’s thrilling stunts were done live on set while facing challenges with the creatures, children and set design.
Inside the Snowglobe: Production Design – Filming almost entirely on sound stages in the middle of summer in New Zealand, the art department and special effects team had to pull out all of their tricks to create sets that were realistic, ready for stunts and practical effects, all while creating the look of a winter wonderland.
Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop: Krampus – Go behind-the-scenes at the world famous Weta Workshop to see how they brought the amazing Krampus creatures to life.
Dougherty’s Vision – In this featurette Director Michael Dougherty, along with the film’s cast and crew, reveal how his approach informed the tone, pacing, humor and performances of Krampus.
Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, and Allison Tolman all star in the tale which goes like this:
“When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.
All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.”