The 13th Floor

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A Look Back at the Legend of The Krampus

In the past few years, Krampus has outpaced Santa Claus in terms of popular Christmas lore. You have probably heard about Krampus, seen holiday cards with his image, or are looking forward to the new movie by director Mike Dougherty. But who is Krampus? Where did he come from? The legend of Krampus is thought […]

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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 […]