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Chubz.is it like...a dark comedy or supposed to be a horror movie? I can't tell from the trailer. But it looks good and I really wanna see it.
onenerdykidI live in the heart of Krampus culture... it's a super redneck, farmer tradition. Basically, there are 2 forces during Christmas (Weihnacht) time: the good, represented by St. Nicholas and the bad, represented by the Krampus. If boys and girls are good, they are brought presents by good ol' St. Nick, but if they are bad they don't get coal in their stocking like in the USA... they get beaten and dragged to hell by the Krampus, which look like this:
The costume masks are hand carved from wood and painted, and cost anywhere from 1-5 thousand Euros. They are mega elaborate.
Every year in early December, parents actually invite the Krampus into their houses to scare the shit out of their young children (under 10 years old) and "encourage" them to be really good this year :) Talk about a traumatic experience for a little boy or girl.
The last moment of Krampus is usually marked with the Krampuslauf (Krampus parade) and at the end of the parade they (drunkenly) run through the streets beating anyone in sight with clubs and whips. Every year someone gets hit hard enough to break a leg or arm or something and it has caused the police to make the Krampus wear numbers so people can report them if it gets too out of hand.
Laurent.In the Netherlands we have Black Pete, the helper of St. Nicholas.