Director Of Trick 'R Treat To Tackle Another Holiday With Krampus Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.09.2014
A new horror comedy...
Deadline reports that Michael Dougherty has signed a deal with Legendary to co-write and direct Krampus, a Christmas-themed horror comedy co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields. It's based on a legend about a pagan demon that punishes the wicked. It's described as being similar in style to Dougherty's film Trick 'R Treat. Dougherty also co-wrote X2: X-Men United and Superman Returns. He's currently working on a sequel to Trick 'R Treat for Legendary.
Dougherty said: "The dark ancient origins of our holidays have always fascinated me. I've been drawing twisted Christmas cards for well over a decade, so it only made sense to bring some of that morbid yuletide fun to the big screen, and Krampus was the perfect mythology to do that. Christmas has been invading Halloween for far too long. It's time to return the favor."