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8 Movies Perfect for the Krampus Season

In celebration of Krampus II (and honorable mention: Once Upon a Deadpool) we at Gorehound’s Playground wanted to let you in on a few exciting holiday frights. While not all of these are particularly bloody, they are all fantastic (and twisted) films tied to our favorite pagan holiday, Christmas—in no particular order.

(From “The Grinch,” Imagine Entertainment, 2000)

1. The Grinch (2000)

With the new Grinch adaptation coming out, the live-action take deserves more attention than ever. Barely family-friendly, this movie doesn’t shy away from adult jokes, scary sets, and an avant-garde approach to Dr. Seuss’ classic Christian tale. Everyone can relate to Jim Carrey screeching ‘LOATHE ENTIRELY’ on the top of a mountain come the holidays or eating a glass bottle while having an existential crisis in one’s cave. This movie is worthy of being on anyone’s spooky holiday watching list.

(From “Black Christmas,” Film Funding LTD of Canada, 1974)

2. Black Christmas (1974)

A Christmas cat-and-mouse slasher between police and a madman. After a young local girl is brutally murdered, other girls in her social group begin getting unsettling phone calls in the dead of night. With Jack Frost nipping at their nose, a young woman and police officers must run against both the clock and the murderer to stay alive. This vintage piece stays true to its genre and is perfect for any classic slasher fanatic wanting to get into the holiday mood. There is al 2006 remake, but I would recommend watching the original that came out the same decade as The Exorcist and follows in a similar vein of style that era is known for.