You better watch out.
Scream Factory has a little stocking stuffer for horror fans this year: An all-new 4K and Blu-ray collector’s edition of Krampus: The Naughty Cut that will be available Nov. 16, in plenty of time for St. Nick’s annual visit, as reported by comicbook.com.
This “previously unseen” version of the holiday horror flick, according to Scream Factory, restores “key dialogue and screens that had to be trimmed from the original theatrical release to appease the MPAA.”
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Michael Dougherty's X-mas-themed horror hit comes to UHD & Blu-ray on 11/16 and showcases a never-before-seen cut of the film & more!
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Filmmaker Michael Dougherty–who directed and co-wrote the original–apparently gave his thumbs-up to this new release, calling it “the definitive version of the holiday cult classic.”
Regarding the original film, Dougherty said he was “on the fence for a long time, even into post-production” about whether it should get a PG-13 or R rating. “Kids in these kinds of movies,” he said, “are a huge red flag as far as ratings go, because any time you show kids in danger, the MPAA gets really sensitive. Especially kids around guns.”
The 2015 Krampus–helmed by Dougherty from a screenplay he wrote with Todd Casey and Zach Shields–stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette and David Koechner. In the film, a family’s arguing causes a young boy to lose his holiday spirit. And this unleashes Krampus, a demonic beast from European folklore who publishes naughty children at Christmastime.
The movie–which received overall mixed reviews, but garnered praise for the acting, horror elements and humor–earned more than $61 million on a $15-million budget.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on this “naughty” cut of Krampus.