Nothing says home for the holidays like horror. Okay, maybe that’s just my home, and the home of Director Kevin Smith. Comes the Krampus, The newest project on Smith’s plate is a holiday themed horror anthology. Co-written with Andy McElfresh, the anthology features the Scandinavian anti-Claus Krampus. Unlike our culture where the worst thing kids on the naughty list get is a stocking full of coal, in Scandinavian/German countries bad little kiddies are collected by Santa’s evil counterpart Krampus, eater of children.
Smith describes his idea via his Smodcast, “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.”
Smith goes on to say that each segment of the anthology will be directed by a different member of his ‘Smodco’ family, which includes long time friend and partner in crime Jason Mewes, Carol Banker, Jennifer Schwalbach and of course co-writer Andy McElfresh. Smith is hoping to start shooting Comes the Krampus right after wrapping up Clerks III.
His podcast has become a significant source of inspiration, the birth place of his movie Tusk which will open late 2014, along with another recently announced flick Helena Handbag, in which humanity must join forces with the legions of Hell to stop a giant Christzilla. Churning out some pretty off the wall ideas, we will be waiting on the edge of our seats to see how they all play out. You can learn more about Comes the Krampus, Smith’s Smodcast and his other upcoming projects on Kevin Smith’s blog at SilentBobSpeaks.com