He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice.

Overall D+

Good behavior during the Christmas season takes on a whole new sense of urgency when an evil spirit is sent to punish those who fail to toe the line.

Violence D+
Sexual Content B
Profanity D
Substance Use C-

Why is Krampus rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Krampus PG-13 for sequences of horror violence/terror, language and some drug material.

Run Time: 98 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Krampus rated PG-13? Krampus is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of horror violence/terror, language and some drug material.

Violence: Characters are in constant peril from scary creatures. Disturbing, ghoulish imagery will likely scare young viewers. A mob of eager shoppers stampede into a store, knocking over merchandise, trampling each other, fist-fighting and arguing. People are shot with a Taser. Ghosts, monsters, supernatural beasts, masked elves and demonic toys/cookies attack various characters, and attempt to eat, kill, kidnap or drag them into the underworld. Biting, stabbing, chocking, shooting and the use of knives and other weapons are shown. Guns are used to shoot and blast dangerous creatures. A character is teased and bullied. Derogatory remarks are made about Santa, Eagle Scouts and wealthy people. A blizzard knocks out power and telephone services. Frozen bodies are shown. Property damage and fires occur. Bloody wounds and body fluids are shown when characters are injured, eaten or killed. Creatures with snake-like tongues lick their victims. Characters are thrown into a pit of lava.

Sexual Content: Sexual references are made and some crude anatomical terms used. Characters joke about burping, dirty diapers, bathroom accidents and shot gun weddings. A man in a Santa suit looks at a teenaged girl inappropriately.

Language: A sexual expletive is used twice in a non-sexual context. Other language includes frequent scatological slang, plentiful moderate and mild profanity, terms of deity, slang anatomical words, slurs and name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Jokes are made about drug use. Alcohol is drunk in social settings and to relieve stress. One character drinks frequently and secretly offers alcohol to children.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes.
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Frightening Scenes, Disturbing Content.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes, Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+ Horror.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Krampus"

Cast and Crew

Krampus is directed by Michael Dougherty and stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Krampus movie is April 26, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Krampus
Release Date: 26 April 2016
Krampus releases to home video (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD) with the following special features:
- Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Michael Dougherty and Co-Writers Todd Casey & Zach Shields
- Krampus and His Minions – In this exclusive feature see how Krampus and his twisted underlings gave the visual-effects superstars at Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based Weta Workshop some creative and technical challenges. Viewers will have an insider look at how Krampus and his evil minions were created and executed.
- Practical Danger – Stunt Coordinator Rodney Cook walks viewers through how the film’s thrilling stunts were done live on set while facing challenges with the creatures, children and set design.
- Inside the Snowglobe: Production Design – Filming almost entirely on sound stages in the middle of summer in New Zealand, the art department and special effects team had to pull out all of their tricks to create sets that were realistic, ready for stunts and practical effects, all while creating the look of a winter wonderland.
- Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop: Krampus – Go behind-the-scenes at the world famous Weta Workshop to see how they brought the amazing Krampus creatures to life.
- Dougherty’s Vision – In this featurette Director Michael Dougherty, along with the film’s cast and crew, reveal how his approach informed the tone, pacing, humor and performances of Krampus.
- The Naughty Ones: Meet The Cast – At the center of this crazed story, filled with horrifying creatures and massive set pieces, are some of the funniest and most talented actors working today. This piece shines a light on the cast of Krampus as they share their experiences making this movie.
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Galleries – Still Images from the set

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The Nightmare Before Christmas mixes Halloween demons with the Christmas spirit as well. This movie makes reference to other classics like A Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Adam Scott also appears inn The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Toni Collette in The Way Way Back.

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