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[Movies] Kevin Smith to Work On Horror Anthology Based on The Krampus
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.25.2014



- Kevin Smith recently announced that he will work on a horror anthology project, based on The Krampus. The Krampus is Santa Claus' European enemy, said to be a demonic creature who punishes bad children on Christmas while Santa rewards the good. Last year, Los Angeles and Chicago hosted Krampusfests, which included the European tradition of adults dressed as the "Christmas Devil" roaming the streets while rattling chains to frighten naughty children. Smith had the following to say about the project on his blog

"If you listen to the EDUMACATION podcast, you'll remember that episode 20 (Part 2 of the Christmas eps) consisted of another dopey conversation that resulted in a screenplay – a'la SModcast and TUSK. I was goofing around with Mr. Edumacation himself, Professor Andy McElfresh, when we accidentally brainstormed a Christmas horror anthology that would eschew the gruesome spin on Santa Claus, and instead embrace the Scandinavian/German Kid-Eating Christmas creature known as the The Krampus. That podcast was released 12/23/13.

It took us less than a month, but Andy and I have finished the screenplay for a flick we're calling COMES THE KRAMPUS! It's 99 pulse-pounding pages of what's essentially SModCo's CREEPSHOW, with four terrifying tales stitched together by a freaky framing device. It was a blast to write and totally new to me, as I never actually wrote a screenplay WITH someone else before.

And now, to extend the spirit of collaboration even further, I'M GONNA CO-DIRECT THE FLICK WITH THE SMODCO FAMILY! Andy McElfresh will direct the "The Krampus vs. The 3rd Grade" episode (SO fucked up), Jason Mewes (yes – THAT Jason Mewes) will direct the "Hitler's Krampus" episode (twisted period piece), I will direct the "Mask Maker" episode (the Gothic horror piece), Carol Banker will direct the "The Proposal" episode (which is fucking nuts), and Jennifer Schwalbach will direct "The Bad Babysitter" – which is the framing device that holds the whole mess together. Jordan Monsanto will produce for SModcast Pictures and the twin SModCo cherries on the top of this scary sundae? I'm gonna force my Bro Scotty Mo(sier) to act in it and Babble-Meister RALPH GARMAN will feature in every episode!

The script reads like it's maybe a $2 million movie. We'll start doing a schedule and a budget next week, but the idea is to shoot it right on the heels of CLERKS III (which I'm hoping to start on April 7th). It's gonna be fun and a true SModcast Picture! There's something to be said for the power of podcasting…"






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