Unfortunately, the new film Krampus Origins left a lot to be desired.
While the film quality, acting, and overall premise is more than adequate, the story (assumably to be centered on Krampus) is disappointing at best.
The main plot of the movie is that orphans living in America during the time of World War 1 inadvertently get their hands on a demonic book that has the spell needed, unbeknownst to them, to call upon the Krampus.
The film, however, took over a half hour – more than a third of the film’s running time – to get the book of spells in the hands of the orphans.
The titular character played virtually no role during that lengthy introduction, and the character development did nothing to actually introduce or advance the legend of the Krampus.
Although the film has its moments of solid entertainment, watching a movie entitled Krampus Origins and not seeing the evil demon do his thing for the majority of the film made for a frustrating experience.
Article written by Michael Donaldson