Krampus: The Reckoning (2015) Movie Review

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2015 | Horror
90 minutes /

User Score: 41/100

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Krampus: The Reckoning Review


Zoe, a strange child, has a not so imaginary friend Krampus, who is the dark companion of St. Nicholas.

Krampus: The Reckoning (2015) is an American horror Christmas film that contains nudity, sexual content, bad language, and violence. Director and screenplay writer Robert Conway (Exit to Hell (2013), Redemption (2009), The Encounter (2015)) did not succeed shooting this film in Arizona, USA. The movie had the potential of becoming something memorable with a nice storyline, but the film suffers from terrible CGI effects and a slow pace that appears as though someone is staggering to walk. The actors performance was below standards as there is more Genuity in newcomers and passion. I gave this movie a two because the last 20 minutes was not terrible as it displays a backstory but still contains an awful pace and plot. I have mentioned in several other reviews, the only reason I sit through a movie that makes me want to sleep from viewing the opening scenes is because I like to watch the film through to see if there is, at least, one good thing about the movie.

Zoe Weaver (Amelia Haberman - The Toy Soldiers (2014)) is a quiet, young girl that moves from one foster home to another with her small collection of dolls. One of her dolls is named Krampus and Zoe uses Krampus, who is possessed by an evil spirit to hurt those who have done her wrong or got her angry. Zoe soon ends up under the care of Dr. Rachel Stewart (Blind People (2010), Kidnapped Souls (2012), The Encounter (2015)) in a children’s hospital. Rachel suspects something is up with Zoe and is determined to get an answer. The storyline could have been a hit if the movie was executed with the right team in hand but the movie lacks so many things. It had plot holes, mishaps, goofs, bad special effects, and a young actor that performed better than the older ones. Overall, stay clear of this movie because it was an utter waste of time.

About Krampus: The Reckoning 2015

Title: Krampus: The Reckoning
Original Title: The Hunted
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 1 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.05/5 stars from 17 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 17
Starring: Trevor Robins, Alexandria Stevens, Tim Sauer, Lauren Hall, Victor Harrelson, William 'Bill' Connor, Karen Rolston, Kevin Tye, Santiago Craig, Charles Karp, Luke Olney, Liz Manning, Diana Brest, Brenna Smith, Michael Harrelson, Jermain Byers, Calabria Pelletier, Monica Engesser, Benjamin Foronda, Liz Bradley, Amelia Haberman, Todd Anthony Cruz, Rene Barraza Jr., James Ray, Lenore Markstein, Travis Amery, Sean G P Anderson, Angelina Mann, Jeffrey Lamar, Corin Grimm
Writers: Owen Conway, Robert Conway
Director: Robert Conway