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Trick r Treat director Michael Dougherty helming holiday horror film Krampus

05.09.2014by: Eric Walkuski

We now have dueling KRAMPUS projects!

Just two weeks ago we let you know that Kevin Smith had formally begun developing ANTI-CLAUS, which was once known as COME THE KRAMPUS. Now, Legendary pictures has tapped TRICK R' TREAT helmer Michael Dougherty to direct the horror-comedy KRAMPUS, which indeed similarly focuses on a holiday-themed monster

The Krampus, in case you're wondering, is a beast-like creature who terrorizes naughty children during the Christmas season. He may have been under the radar before, but he's sure making headlines now!

Daugherty, who worked with Legendary on TRICK R' TREAT (and is currently developing the sequel with the production company), had this to say:

The dark ancient origins of our holidays have always fascinated me, Dougherty said. Ive been drawing twisted Christmas cards for well over a decade, so it only made sense to bring some of that morbid yuletide fun to the big screen, and Krampus was the perfect mythology to do that. Christmas has been invading Halloween for far too long. Its time to return the favor."

The screenplay was co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shield. No word on when this goes into production, but clearly we've got plenty of Krampus in our future.

Extra Tidbit: Which Krampus film are you looking forward to more?
Source: Deadline

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