It’s Krampus release day, and we’ll be posting suitably beastly content on Popcorn Horror for the rest of the day. And probably the rest of December, because he’s our kind of Christmas legend! The film is directed by Michael Dougherty, the creative mind behind celebrated horror cult classic Trick R Treat. The Halloween anthology film was embraced by the horror community in part because of it’s distinct visual style. It’s a beautiful looking film that really captures the Halloween spirit, and we’re super excited to see Krampus do the same thing with Christmas.
That’s why, from all the art books out there, this one’s definitely going on my Christmas list. Michael Dougherty’s great visuals are taking centre stage in a book called The Art of Krampus. The book takes a look at how this ancient myth inspired the filmmaker and Legendary to create a movie that captures the dark side of the holidays. Fascinating concept art and unit photography showcases the most thrilling, suspenseful, and dramatic moments of the movie alongside insightful commentary from the cast and crew.
You can purchase the book on Amazon, and check out some previews below.