Krampus Origins – USA, 2018

‘It all began here’

Krampus Origins is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Joseph Mbah (Battlefield 2025) from a screenplay by Robert Conway (The Covenant; Krampus: Unleashed; Krampus: The Reckoning). The movie stars Maria Olsen, Anna Harr and Amelia Haberman.

The first World War rages on when a group of American soldiers find a mysterious artifact that can summon the ancient evil of the Krampus. After the men are killed in action, the artifact is sent to the commanding officers widow who is a teacher at a small-town orphanage. The orphans accidentally summon the Krampus and the teacher, and her pupils are forced to battle this ancient evil…

Reviews:

“Stalling seems to constitute the movie’s general modus operandi. Krampus doesn’t even appear until 60 minutes into an 80-minute runtime. He isn’t remotely worth the wait. Although marginally improved from his previous incarnations, Krampus barely resembles the familiar beast. He wears a centurion helmet that makes him look like a ‘God of War’ boss.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt

Krampus Origins was released on digital and DVD on November 6, 2018 by Uncork’d Entertainment.

Cast and characters:

  • Maria Olsen … Sister Rafus – Ashes; The Bone BoxParanormal Activity 3; I Spit On Your Grave : Deja Vu; et al
  • Anna Harr … Adelia – Bethany; Ghosthunters; Restoration
  • Amelia Haberman … Henrietta
  • Katie Peabody … Josephine
  • Dustin Leighton … Corporal Schmidt
  • Luke Waxman … Bram
  • Linda Cushma … Sister Martha
  • Shannyn Hall … Lena
  • Noah Clark … Jack
  • Helynn Castro … Violet
  • Ethan Drew … Virgil
  • Chandler Mantione … Nicholas
  • Grace Lopez … Ida
  • Cleon Gionet … Krampus
  • Greg Lutz … Captain Foley

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The folklore origins of Krampus

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