Still a geek hero of mine, Kevin Smith plans on decimating your Christmas. If you thought families and in-laws were bad…you haven’t seen anything yet. Fresh off wrapping up his film Tusk, Smith talks about his Krampus vision.
“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.“
There is a shitty side to all of this. Principal shooting doesn’t start until this September. Check on often for all the Anti-Claus news.