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Austrian Town Introduces Syrian Refugee Kids to Krampus!

As Syrian families continue to seek asylum in European countries, there are obviously multiple issues to contend with — not the least of which is the challenge of comprehending new cultures and traditions. But refugees in Austria have a rather unique form of culture shock to deal with: they’re in the birthplace of Krampus, the […]

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The Anti-Claus is Coming to Town! A Brief History of Krampus

This story originally published on FEARnet.com on December 5, 2011, but I’m reposting it here — along with a few updates — in honor of everyone’s favorite holiday demon, as well as tonight’s theatrical premiere of KRAMPUS, the new horror film from genre favorite Michael Dougherty (TRICK ‘R TREAT). We horror lovers pretty much celebrate […]