“This is the new Gremlins,” I said to my 12yo as we walked out of our viewing of Krampus.
I stand by that statement. While there’s no adorable Mogwai at the heart of this film, it is a fabulously dark Christmas fable with a lot of heart, charm, and atmosphere.
And it’s perfect Little Fears material. There are plenty of creatures besides the titular German demon to source for your own Little Fears games. I won’t go into details, because they’re best left unspoiled, but my mind was racing with ideas for new monsters.
I highly recommend catching it while it’s theaters. If you’re not familiar, check out the trailer below.