Krampus is Coming

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

The joy of Christmas, and the unspeakable torture of Christmas shopping. As I sit here on this bench waiting for my Mrs. to walk down every single aisle in this and other stores, I become bored. I didn’t want to play a game or look on the black hole that is Facebook, so I clicked on my little Tubi icon. What I found was rather surprising.

Tubi has loaded up on Krampus-themed horror movies, all of which have come in the wake of Michael Dougherty’s Krampus back in 2015. The success of that movie opened up the floodgates for horror movies centered on the holiday beast of Alpine folklore. 

Tubi doesn’t get enough praise. It’s 100% FREE streaming service that has a better selection than quite a few paid services. True, there are commercial/ad breaks that’ll interrupt your movie every 15 minutes or so, but it’s a small price to pay for having so many movies at no price at all!

Up for streaming right now on Tubi, you’ll find…

Krampus: The Christmas Devil (2014)

Krampus: The Reckoning (2015)

Krampus Unleashed (2016)

Krampus 2: The Devil Returns (2016)

Mother Krampus (2017)

Krampus Origins (2018)

Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride (2018)

Vikings vs. Krampus (2020)

I’ve already watched 4 of the titles, The best for myself is The Reckoning. It is the one with a fully computer-generated Krampus, but otherwise, it tells a decent story using classic mythology. Yes, I know a few ae Krampus in name only. Mother Krampus, is about a holiday witch known as Frau Perchta. Mother Krampus 2, however, is a sequel in-name-only, having nothing to do with the previous movie. And the killer isn’t a female Krampus or a witch, but a woman in a weird Michael Myers-looking mask. Regardless, they are mostly fun little films.

To help you decide which ones to watch and which to skip, you can watch trailers for seven of the films below!

On the holiday horror front, you’ll find no shortage of movies to stream on Tubi, including Silent Night, Deadly Night and its four sequels,  Jack Frost, Rare Exports, Black Christmas (2006), and then you have the indie Christmas movies, of which there are more than I want to even try to list.

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