I missed out on seeing this on the big screen at Christmas but to be honest this is one of those films which is more of a DVD watch than a cinema watch.
Krampus is the tale of a dysfunctional family on Christmas Eve who are being targeted by the shadow of Father Christmas, Krampus and his band of evil minions after young Max rips up his letter to Santa. What we get is an hour and a half of unrelateable characters who you don't give a flying crap about being killed.....well dragged away by frankly the only saving grace of the film, the evil minions. The evil gingerbread men are very funny, the evil dolls and the twisted teddy bear are creepy and the jack in a box monster is fucked up!! if we didn't have them though this film would just be another fall by the way side attempt at a holiday horror film.
The characters let the film down, there seems to be a lack of passion from all involve here which transfers to the screen, and that is a shame considering that the actors in this film are actually pretty good actors.
As a festive film for a festive line up this is an okay film, and I reckon if you watch this at Christmas you could forgive some of its misgivings. This is a pretty good B movie which takes much from films like Critters and Puppet Master which is a good thing but in all honesty there are plenty of other evil Santa films out there...for example Rare Exports...which are far far better.