Film Review: Krampus

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For those who have been following me long enough, you can tell I’m quite the fan of Santa’s Satanic Helper!  Of course, I’m referring to the Krampus.  For those out of the loop, Krampus is a creature originating from Germanic folklore.  He trails Santa around the world to punish naughty children, while Santa takes care of the good.  Specifically, Krampus hits you with his bundle of sticks before sweeping you into a bag full of little hell raisers!  This holiday horror looks like a diabolic monster with coarse black hair all over him, usually with horns and cloven hooves.  For centuries, the image of this creature has haunted and fascinated countless people.

Needless to say, Krampus has slowly been catching on in the United States.  Whether it’s pop songs or animated parodies, the Christmas Devil himself has been popping up in public consciousness.  A couple of years ago, the creators of “Trick R’ Treat” had announced they were bringing this being to life in a new movie.  As of December 2015, that movie is out and the Krampus will punish all of those who dare act naughty during this season.  So, how does the movie itself hold up?  Read onward to find out. (Warning: Some spoilers ahead!)

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From the Vaults: March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)

It’s Thanksgiving and that means they play the 1930s Classic, “March of the Wooden Soldiers” on television once more! So, let’s take a look back to when I checked out this surreal bit of classic cinema.

Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland, better known as “March of the Wooden Soldiers” was a 1930s Laurel and Hardy film based on Victor Hubert’s work. In terms of today’s audience, it is a truly surreal spectacle for many reasons ahead! Despite that, the goofy antics of our protagonists mixed with the nostalgic atmosphere provides for quite the classic.

Now, this star vehicle is perhaps best known nowadays for that weird film that’s played on the morning of Thanksgiving. But, what is it about this film that keeps us coming back? Well, let’s find out!
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