Kevin Smith To Direct ‘Anti-Claus’ About The Terrifying Krampas


Last Christmas, I reviewed a film about Krampus–the terrifying Finnish version of Santa Claus. It was called ‘Rare Exports’, and as creepy as it could be in some instances, it was more of a dark fairy tale than a horror film.

Kevin Smith looks to explore the same subject, but it’s going to be a bonafied scary movie. It’s going to be called ‘Anti-Claus’, and Smith had this to say:

When I was a kid, if they wanted to make a Christmas horror movie, they’d stick an axe in Santa’s hands. In Anti-Claus we leave Santa alone and creep with the Krampus through twisted tales of holly-jolly murder, desire, desperation and despair. Just in time for the holiday season. In America, we’re taught that nice kids gets presents from Santa and naughty kids get coal. But in countries like Germany, Austria, Bavaria, Romania and Hungary, Christmas is more metal than merry: Saint Nicholas brings a sack full of toys for good kids and the Krampus carries an empty bag for taking away the bad kids. I wanna see THAT Christmas movie. So rather than wait for it, we’ll make it instead.

It’s rumored to star Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, and Michael Parks. ‘Anti-Claus’ begins filming in September with XYZ Films.

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