I wanted to jump out of my skin the entire movie, and I mean that as a compliment.
Why is it that horror is the only genre whose franchises consistently produce their best installment after at least a few sequels? There are exceptions, of course (Halloween and Scream spring to mind), but the Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Final Destination, Child's Play, and Saw series didn't see their best installments until either their first, or even their fifth sequels. Now here to join the ranks is The First Purge, which is easily the best of the…
Perfectly recaptures the mid-80's Amblin spirit of something like Gremlins. That film is the closest and most obvious comparison, but it's still an apt one, and if that kind of film is what you are hoping for, then Krampus does not disappoint. This is the rarest of breeds: a PG-13 horror comedy that is both funny and yet still brutal and horrific. PG-13 horror movies tend to be toothless, but Krampus more than makes up for a lack of literal…
Agonizingly, shockingly awful. The effects might be pretty good, but everything surrounding them is a heaping pile of shit. The movie is less about watching a bunch of dinosaurs do dinosaur things and more about John Leguizamo cracking anachronistic jokes. "Worst. Migration. Ever." "You just got served!" "Go back to Turkey town!" These are all things that are said by dinosaurs. Uuugggghhhh this movie was just so fucking bad I can't even believe it.
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