For me, the Christmas season means watching Krampus on repeat. At least, that’s what it’s meant since last year when it was released. Age is but a number, as they say!

I know deep within my blackened, cursed heart that Krampus is now a bonafide Christmas classic. It’s just that good. And for this, we have Michael Dougherty to thank.

This year for Christmas, because he couldn’t give us a new movie, he gave us some wonderful insight to Krampus’ origins instead. Some of these designs for the film date all the way back to 1999. He posted on Twitter today an original sketch of the monster:

But that’s not all the director wanted to share with us. He shares the second design as well, and then lets us all in on a little secret.

Skin mask, huh? I like it! For whatever reason, I’ve never looked at it that way. That now adds a whole new element of creepiness to the design.

Almost as interesting are his designs for the minions that Krampus employs.

And finally, we get a look at the origins of the evil little gingerbread men. Aren’t they so cute?

Will we ever see another Krampus film? I don’t know. For now, let’s just appreciate what we already have before getting too greedy. No, I’m not impatient. You are! What’s jumping the gun!? Who said that? I have patience, I really do!

Please believe me?

You can find Dougherty on Twitter by following this link.


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