Krampus An Honest Review

Krampus is a breath of fresh into the dead rotting corpse that has been Horror movies, not since Cabin in the Woods have I had this much fun watching people being picked off one by one by some unknown force. It’s great to see Comedic elements intertwined with general uneasiness while not being shoved down the viewer’s throat. Krampus starts off around Christmas time where we’re shown that the REAL evil during Christmas time is the blatant capitalism that consumes us as we beat each other just to get a sweet deal on a “hoverboard”. Little to the viewers knowledge that this is just a red herring because we learn much later that the real REAL monster is in fact Krampus.

Now you’re probably wondering “What the Hell is a Krampus?” and you’re right to be wondering that because most people don’t know the “deep” and “complex” lore of Krampus. Remember in Peter Pan where Peter’s shadow was a mischievous little so and so who would occasionally slip away from Peter and cause a little bit of trouble? That’s basically Krampus! Only instead of being the shadow of Peter Pan, he’s the shadow of Ol’ Jolly St. Nicholas, and instead of being a mischievous little scamp, he throws down and beats your naughty non-Christmas loving ass red with a switch and then drags you back into his forest in a wicker basket. Ha ha nothing better than teaching kids good life morals than using kidnapping by a demonic entity to drive your point home.

Now that you’ve got a good idea of how Krampus goes about his day to day business we’ll talk about the main protagonists in this movie a family with no last name. That right there is a good sign for a horror movie,the less we know about the characters the less likely we are to care about what happens to them. Tom (played by funnyman Adam Scott) and his family are having another hectic Christmas his son Max is constantly being bullied,his daughter Beth in classic Horror Film teenage trope wants to spend Christmas with her crusty boy friend and his Wife Sarah’s (Played by Toni Collette) is having her sister over. Now if there’s one thing Max loves,it’s Christmas, but this Christmas everything gets ruined because of his awful cousins,his Aunt and Uncle and basically every member of his family just giving a big ol’ middle finger to the Christmas season. Well everyone except his Austrian Grandma who is nicknamed “Omi”.  Omi tells Max to keep the faith in the Christmas spirit, but Max in a fit of unrelenting angst rips up his letter to Santa and declares Christmas to be a load of hogwash,thus sealing his family’s fate because if there’s one thing Krampus is about, it’s making sure that EVERYONE enjoys Christmas because if they don’t, they won’t be around for much longer.




For the rest of the movie we’re treated to a Holly Jolly Hell Ride as Krampus uses his mystical power to trap the family in an Icy Suburban Hell,using Christmas and Winter themed traps to stalk the family. There are about 4 or 5 locations in the movie which adds an almost claustrophobic feeling to the whole film. The sets are also really good, giving a sense of dread as more and more snow piles around the house during a blizzard. When it comes to the acting it could stand to be somewhat better, I wouldn’t expect anything too extraordinary but at times it seems like the cast is sort of just dredging through lines and not really having fun with it. Although it could just be that I was judging the scene wrong, as the movie isn’t without it’s comedic scenes, one of which is the family’s great aunt teaching them how to make Alcoholic Christmas drinks and then letting them try said drinks, which is my kind of Great Aunt.

Overall this is a great movie,on par with Gremlins. I’m putting it on my list of movies that I watch at Christmas time right in between “A Christmas Story” and “Christmas at Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”, so long “Die-Hard”.

You can pick up a copy of Krampus over at Amazon.

Kevin Smith Sharing His Prince Story Is A MUST Watch

Prince stories are about a dime a dozen these days and we mean that in the BEST way possible.

Since the music icon passed away last week, stories about Prince and his bizarrely awesome lifestyle have been flooding social media.

Director/Comedian Kevin Smith told his epic Prince story at a speaking event in 2002 and he recently re-shared the tale as a tribute.

If you haven’t heard the 30 minute recollection of Smith’s encounter with the Purple One, set some time aside and watch it ASAP because it’s truly too good to miss.

You Have To See The 90s VHS Version Of Game of Thrones

It’s just about that time of year again when we get whimsically transported to the land of Westeros.

Of course we’re talking about HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones which starts its 6th season on Sunday night.

In case you need a little extra excitement for the upcoming season, may we suggest this hilarious, and spot on, remix of the show’s opening credits that resembles a 90s VHS tape.

The music, the character introductions and of course, the grainy video quality make it look fresh out of a Blockbuster and we can’t stop watching it.

A “Jumanji” Remake Starring The Rock Is On Its Way To Theaters

90s kids will remember the pure TERROR and PERIL they experienced the first time they saw JUMANJI.

Starring the late Robin Williams, the board-game turned jungle adventure quickly became a classic after it was released in 1995.

Much like anything that was popular in the 90s, it will be getting the re-boot treatment in an attempt to retell the classic story to a modern audience.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is seemingly in everything nowadays, will star in the remake according to posts on his social media pages.

Check out The Rock’s Instagram post below and keep your fingers crossed that this remake doesn’t totally suck:

It’s OFFICIAL: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO’s #ballers to this summer’s #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job. But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #BAYWATCH and #RAMPAGE and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor. It’s official. We’ll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There’s games you play for fun… then there’s games that change your life. JUMANJI Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprod team. Up next is meeting with our producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan. Shooting starts this fall. Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up;). As always I’ll keep you posted. Casting this should be fun! #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures

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Watch This Chilling Tribute To Prince Performed By Corey Taylor Of Slipknot

The Prince tributes continue to roll in after the shocking news that the artist passed away in his Minnesota home on Thursday.

The latest comes from Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor in the form of a cover at one of his recent solo shows.

Taylor opened his set with an acoustic cover of “Purple Rain” by Prince and the crowd joined in for a beautiful and almost melancholic rendition of the timeless classic.

Check out the video below and try to not get chills.

A Jeff Goldblum Superhero Movie Could Be In The Works

Could it be? An answer to our collective prayers?

If you believe in rumors, it sounds like a superhero movie starring Jeff Goldblum could be hitting the big screen very soon.

In fact, Goldblum has gone as far as to say that we “might be on to something” when it comes to these rumors.

He recently told MTV that he “can’t say much” but he definitely didn’t deny that he could be the latest Superhero to hit Hollywood.

Aside from that, there has been little information available about the role so let the speculation begin. We just hope it involves some sort of dinosaur sidekick.

Read more at GIZMOTO

Is Prince’s Super Bowl Halftime Show The Best Of All Time?

You probably remember exactly where you were for Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

The Bears were in it (and sadly lost), Devin Hester became the only player in NFL history to return the opening kickoff for a touchdown and Prince performed a set at half time that was truly larger-than-life.

But was it the greatest Super Bowl halftime show of all time?

Re-watch the iconic performance, in the rain no less, and let us know what you think.

New Green Day Album is in the Works!

The band’s long-time publicist Brian Bumbery confirms to Newsweek  that Green Day are in fact in the process of recording their 12th Studio Album. There’s no word yet when the album will be finished or when it will be released.

Hopefully it will be sometime this year, as it marks the band’s 30 Year Anniversary of first forming,way back in 1986.

Find out more about the upcoming album at Newsweek.

Freddie Mercury’s Talent now has a Scientific Backing

There should have never been any doubt in anybody’s mind that Freddie Mercury has one of the most recognizable voices in all of music, among being one of THE most talented singers in the business back when he was touring and producing records, but with as with any greats in any field you have doubters saying “Oh he’s not that good.” or “I’ve heard better.”

Well thanks to Science you can tell those people that they’re wrong or that they should probably go and listen to something other than Bohemian Rhapsody. According to Scientists Freddie Mercury could modulate his voice to make himself sound both smooth and rough on cue — possible because of his vibrato frequency. A team of researchers studied Mercury’s voice, using sound recordings of his past performances and interviews in their analysis.

You can read more about the study and the scientific findings at TIME.




Metallica Manager says Youtube is killing the Music Industry

In an Interview with BBC Peter Mensch described Youtube as “The Devil” going so far as to say that if someone doesn’t do something about it,that the Music Industry as we know it is screwed.

Mensch was talking to BBC during their documentary “The Buisness of Music” His comments were backed up by the 2016 International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) annual report, which tells of a widening “value gap” between the volume of music consumed on free web services and the amount of revenue they generate for the industry.

The BBC reports that 900 million consumers on sites like YouTube and Soundcloud resulted in revenue of £447m in 2015, while the world’s 68 million paying music subscribers generated about £1.4bn.

You can find out more about the interview over at TeamRock.com