Legendary Pictures released a trailer for its upcoming Christmas horror/comedy Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul. The film, scheduled for release Dec. 4, tells the story of young Max (Emjay Anthony), who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and clashes over the holidays.
When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus – an ancient entity from European folklore – all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own. Now, the fractured family is forced to unite if they hope to survive.
Krampus and his mischievous underlings are being created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their work on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
Written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat), Krampus is co-written by Zach Shields and Todd Casey and produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia and Dougherty. The film will be released by Universal Pictures.