Krampus Photos: A First Look at Michael Dougherty’s December Release

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Krampus Photos: A First Look at Michael Dougherty's December Release.

The first Krampus photos have arrived

With Universal Pictures release The Visit opening in theaters this Friday, the studio is starting to promote its next horror release – Michael Dougherty’s Krampus. You can check out the first Krampus photos (via USA Today) below, and you’ll also find the previously-released poster in the gallery as well.

Related: Watch the first Krampus trailer!

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

The Legendary Pictures horror-comedy also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler.

Krampus and his mischievous underlings have been created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their epic work on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and King Kong, among many others.

Written and directed by 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 on December 4.

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