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KRAMPUS: THE RECKONING (2015): Review…An Unnecessary Entry Into Krampus Territory

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OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS:
Zoe is a strange little girl, with a not so imaginary friend — the Krampus — who is the dark companion of kindly old St. Nicholas. The Krampus has been unleashed upon a small town and the legendary demon will seek out all the naughty people to punish them at Christmas time. No one is safe as the Krampus hunts them down, tortures them and then drags their helpless souls to the depths of hell. Written by Uncork’d Entertainment

KRAMPUS: THE RECKONING is an un-watchable mess. Riddled with horrible acting and an even worse story, this Krampus entry is a train wreck that people shouldn’t stop to watch. It’s marketed as a creature feature, but the horrible looking CGI creature is in less than 30 seconds of the film. It’s like the filmmakers saw the crappy CGI and decided to cut the creature out of the rest of the film, which was a good choice. The creature is seen in three early shots of the film and then vanishes never to bee seen again, even in the films finale.

The creature doesn’t do anything but snarl and his victims just burst into flames, or melt, or whatever they do, because it’s never clearly pointed out, leaving you shaking your head in bewilderment.

The cast is horrible, delivering lines like they are in a Mexican soap-opera. A piece of cardboard has more acting chops than the little girl playing Zoe, who is in fact, the main baddie in the film.

There are two sex scenes in the film, I’m assuming writer / director Robert Conway was trying to get that quota in, but the scenes are by two couples you would never want to watch have sex. Those two scenes are the most horrific elements of the film. KRAMPUS: THE RECKONING is dry, forced, and a stagnant piece of entertainment.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!!!

 

 

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Chad Armstrong

President/Co-Owner at LC Films
Chad Armstrong is a writer/producer/director who was born and raised in Long Beach CA. In 2009 he relocated to Alabama where he founded LeglessCorpse, a site dedicated to independent horror films, and soon after created the indie horror distribution company LeglessCorpse Films (currently known as LC Films). Not only is he co-owner of LeglessCorpse.com and LC Films he is also President of the newly formed Back Aisle Video label. Chad's most recent feature film is Deimosimine, and currently in development on the feature film Blood Dancers 2: Full Moon.

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