In Alpine folklore, Krampus is a fearsome horned figure who punishes naughty children during the Christmas season, just as Saint Nick rewards those who behave. Writer-director Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r’ Treat, Superman Returns, X2) brings this iconic figure to life in a modern-day horror comedy set against the perfect suburban holiday celebration. The Art of Krampus takes a look at how this terrifying character inspired the filmmaker and Legendary Pictures to create a movie that captures the dark side of the holidays. With fascinating concept art and unit photography showcasing the most thrilling, suspenseful, and dramatic moments of the movie alongside insightful commentary from the cast and crew, this deluxe coffee-table book details all that went into crafting Dougherty’s eagerly-awaited Yuletide offering. Visually stunning and comprehensive, The Art of Krampus will be the perfect holiday gift for horror, fantasy, and film enthusiasts.
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About the Author
Michael Mallory is a Los Angeles–based writer, journalist, and film-and-animation historian. He is the author of many nonfiction books on pop culture, including The Art of Krampus, Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Marvel: The Characters and Their Universe, X-Men: The Characters and Their Universe, Marvel: The Expanding Universe Wall Chart, Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror, and Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters, which he co-wrote with animation legend Iwao Takamoto. In addition, he has written nearly 600 newspaper, magazine and online articles for the Los Angeles Times, Variety, and Animation Magazine. He lives in Los Angeles.