Jason Hull’s “Krampus: The Christmas Devil” is set to premiere on November 2nd at the Erie Playhouse in Erie Pennsylvania. The screening begins at 8 pm and open to the public, with tickets and more information available at www.krampusfilm.com. Tickets are $8.00 pre-sale with proceeds going to benefit the Orphan Angels Animal Shelter. “Krampus: The Christmas Devil” stars Bill Oberst Jr., Annette Lawless, Richard Goteri, Michael Mili and Jay Dobyns.
“Krampus: The Christmas Devil” is based on actual mythology dating back to 17th century Alpine/Eastern European lore. Krampus is Saint Nick’s evil brother. However, unlike St. Nick, Krampus brings wrath on children who misbehave. This story follows the life of Jeremy, who escapes the monster as a child, and grows up to become a police officer working to find missing children, only to stumble upon the monster again as an adult. Jeremy learns that the monster is after his daughter, but the plot thickens as Bill Oberst’s character, Brian Hatt, is recently released from prison and is now set on revenge with Jeremy.
“Krampus: The Christmas Devil,” which was entirely filmed locally, is Jason Hull’s third feature film, both of his prior (“Chasing Darkness,” and “The Four”) have international distribution deals. Jason, who is also an Optometrist, has also had a short film “Pole Position” which screened at the Canne’s Short Film Festival in 2008. “Krampus” has won Runner-up best horror film at both the 2013 Cleveland Indie Gathering and the prestigious Action on Film Film Festival in Monrovia, CA. The film has not yet had a bad review, with matchflick.com giving it 4/5 stars and saying “This one’s for you,” searchmytrash.com saying it’s “enjoyably eccentric,” and a “well paced directorial effort,” Guestar saying “Destined to be a cult classic,” and Dolls of Despair saying it’s a “must see.” It is currently in negotiations with larger distribution companies.