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New Krampus movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Universal Pictures released their new horror/fantasy flick, “Krampus,” into theaters today, December 4th, 2015, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that they were pretty mixed about it, giving it an overall 47 score out of a possible 100 score across 12 reviews at

The movie stars: Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, David Koechner, Emjay Anthony, Krista Stadler, Stefania Owen and Toni Collette. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics,below.

Darren Franich at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a decent 75 score, stating: “Full credit to director Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) because this is great-looking movie, filled with freaky creature designs and a just-right mixture of practical effects and CGI.”

Justin Chang from Variety, gave it a 60 grade, saying: “Krampus isn’t especially scary, but it generates goodwill nonetheless for treating its home-invasion-for-the-holidays setup with an appreciably straight face.”

Frank Scheck at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 score. He said: “While the violent sequences are very effectively staged, the results are a strange hybrid that doesn’t quite work. Lacking the antic, witty humor of something like the similarly conceived Gremlins or the full-out gore of a traditional horror flick, Krampus never really finds it niche.”

A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a 40 score. He said: “Occasionally funny, intermittently scary, but mostly hectic and sloppy, Krampus tries very hard to be a different kind of Christmas movie.”

Robert Abele over at TheWrap, gave it a 40 score. He stated: “Though not exactly a punishment, director Michael Dougherty’s tongue-in-cheek monster movie is hardly a celebration, either, despite initial promise that we’d be getting a niftier-than-usual package of subversive comedy and chills to shake up the usual holiday-movie sameness.”

Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a bad 25 grade. She stated: “Seeing as Krampus is about the Alpine demon who punishes Christmas a-holes, this is a promising start — but alas, it’s all downhill from there, making a murky and humorless hash out of a pretty great piece of.

Lastly, Stephen Whitty from the New York Daily News, gave it a 20 score, claiming: “No one has been too naughty to be subjected to this reindeer poop.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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