Former daily newspaper writer/website owner just lazily reviewing and tracking my collection. @hashtagmediaguy on Twitter
I’m not at all torn awarding five stars here for Krampus; whether this qualifies as a Xmas middle finger to the “proper film community” isn’t the point.
One star for bumping immediately into the classic category alongside Home Alone, Gremlins and Black Christmas.
Second star for the amazing casting, writing and performances.
Third star for the unexpected visual style and for completely over-delivering on the special effects end.
Fourth star for probably scaring the shit out of lots simply…
So I will start by saying I was one of those people who actually saw the original in cinema and was underwhelmed. The alleged early internet hype was, in fact, real, the story was not, but for some reason everyone was thinking it was, or were we? I thought it was boring, poorly acted and only the last ten minutes engaged me.
One star for better casting, one star for better storytelling and one star for the ”you are…