In case you have never heard of the folklore character Krampus, he is basically an evil version of Santa Claus. He has goat-like horns and hooves but walks like a human, carrying a sack wherever he goes. Although he appears only at Christmas time Krampus certainly doesn’t appear to spread Christmas cheer. Whereas St. Nicholas spreads joy in December, Krampus kidnaps the naughty children, taking them away in his Santa-style brown present sac.
So now that’s out of the way, this is the news, Michael Dougherty is to be directing the Christmas horror flick and has began casting already. On December 4th 2015 Krampus will feature Alison Tolman and Emjay Anthony.
Tolman is most famous for her role in the Fargo TV series, personally I haven’t seen the TV series but I here great things. In fact she was nominated for an Emmy based on her performance in Fargo, she has been described as a “scene stealer”, so I am expecting good things from her in December 2015. Emjay Anthony is a very young actor, you may not know him as he is a child actor who has only been in the odd episode of shows like The Mentalist and Grey’s Anatomy. However, he has been in those shows, which are very high profile and he has been cast in this so he is obviously a talented young actor.
I am interested as to how they are going to do this, it is beyond me how Dougherty is going to work this concept into a story but I am looking forward to seeing how this plays out. It is said the two characters that have been cast so far will be the mother and son of the story that are trying to escape Krampus. Kevin Smith also has a Krampus movie in the works that is said to unite a number of stories based around the character and will feature Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks who he previously worked with on Tusk. It will be interesting to see how this plays out as there will be two very similar films being released, possibly at the same time if Smith has filmed it before December next year.
Personally I am looking forward to Smith’s version the most, I believe Kevin Smith to be an absolute genius and I am sure he will have some pretty visceral and imaginative ideas for the character. He is a born storyteller, fans of his podcasts and his previous films will know this already. I am eagerly awaiting the release of Tusk on Blu Ray, I didn’t get to see it in cinemas as I don’t believe it had a UK release.
‘Courtney Gets Possessed’ Looks Like The Satanic BFF Comedy of 2023
So your ex is the Devil himself and you’ve moved on to someone new. In fact, you are about to marry that person. But Satan is the jealous type and isn’t giving his blessing to this new arrangement. What to do? That is the premise of the new horror comedy Courtney Gets Possessed.
Just by watching the trailer, we get a sense this is a comedy about girl power and we love that. Last year My Best Friend’s Exorcism focused on one friend trying to eject a demon from her girlfriend’s soul, but in this movie, it looks like a whole wedding party gets involved.
With her nuptials on the line and the Prince of Darkness lurking close by, Courtney does her best to protect her childhood home on the eve of the wedding. But when her ne’er-do-well sister accidentally invites Satan inside (known more casually as Dave), he possesses Courtney – throwing a demonic wrench into her happily-ever-after plans. Courtney’s ragtag team of reluctant heroes including her sister, perfectionist best friend, and skeptical future sister-in-law must find a way to exorcise Dave, reclaim Courtney’s soul, and get her down the aisle with as little bloodshed as possible.
“In Sickness and in Hell” takes on a whole new meaning in this diabolically fun and thrilling romp. Audiences will be left pondering the line between love and possession and what it means to give ourselves to others. Will Courtney’s wedding bells ring or will they be drowned out by the screams of the damned?
Courtney Gets Possessed is written and directed by Jono Mitchell and Madison Hatfield. Produced by Hatfield and Jordan Blair Brown. Executive Produced by Stephen Beehler, Jegor Jersov, and Jono Mitchell. Cinematography by Brett A. Frager. Composed by Jordan Bennett. A Peach Jam Pictures production.
Courtney Gets Possessed will be available on digital and on Demand, Friday, November 3.
Vomit Bags Handed Out in Theaters as ‘Saw X’ is Called Worse Than ‘Terrifier 2’
Remember all the puking folks were doing when Terrifier 2 was released in theaters? It was an incredible amount of social media showing folks tossing their cookies in theaters at the time. For good reason too. If you have seen the film and know what Art the Clown does to a girl in a yellow room, you know that Terrifier 2 wasn’t messing around. But it appears that Saw X is being seen a challenger.
One of the scenes that is apparently bothering folks this time is the one in which a guy has to perform brain surgery on himself in order to hack out a chunk of grey matter that weighs enough for the challenge. The scene is pretty brutal.
The synopsis for Saw X goes like this:
Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists.
For me personally, I still think that Terrifier 2 owns this crown though. It is gnarly throughout and Art is brutal and doesn’t have a code or anything. He just loves killin’. While Jigsaw deals in revenge or in ethics. Also, we see the vomit bags, but I haven’t seen anyone using em just yet. So, I’ll remain skeptical.
All in all, I gotta say I like both films since both are sticking with practical effects instead of going the cheapy computer graphics way.
Have you seen Saw X yet? Do you think that it rivals Terrifier 2? Let us know in the comments section.
Billy Gives a Tour of His Home in ‘SAW X’ MTV Parody
While SAW X dominates in theaters, we here at iHorror are enjoying the promos. One of the best SAW promos that we have seen is hands down the one that features Billy giving us a tour of his home in a MTV parody approach.
The latest SAW film brings back Jigsaw by taking us back into the past and an all-out revenge plan on his Cancer doctors. A group that counts on making money off of sick people messes with the wrong guy and undergoes a whole lot of torture.
“Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists.“
SAW X is now playing in theaters. Have you already seen it? Let us know what you thought.