Kevin Smith Co-Directing Christmas Horror Anthology, Comes The Krampus

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Fazleen Dean
Staff Writer

Filmmaker Kevin Smith has announced that he is working on a new Christmas-themed horror film. Yesterday on his blog (silentbobspeaks.com), he posted that he has co-written and will co-direct a holiday anthology film as an homage to Creepshow, but based on the story of Krampus.

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children who misbehaved during the Christmas season. He is an anti-Santa Claus.

Comes the Krampus! will be directed by four different members from his podcasting community. His wife, Jennifer Schwalbach, will direct a framing device to link the other three.

“I was goofing around with [Smodcast collaborator] Andy McElfresh, when we accidentally brainstormed a Christmas horror anthology that would eschew the gruesome spin on Santa Claus, and instead embrace the Scandinavian/German Kid-Eating Christmas creature known as the Krampus,” he wrote on his blog, “It was a blast to write and totally new to me, as I never actually wrote a screenplay with someone else before.”

Smith said that the script reads like a $2 million feature, and he plans to shoot Comes the Krampus! after Clerks 3.

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