All New Showcase at the Movies Episode 49: Krampus

AllNewShowcase2It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The lights are glowing, the chestnuts are roasting, and the demonic spirit of vengeance has arrived to wreak destruction upon those who don’t respect the spirit of the season. This week, Blake and Erin take a look at writer/director Michael Dougherty’s new yuletide horror movie Krampus. Is it a worthy addition to the canon of Christmas terror? How does it stack up to Dougherty’s new Halloween classic Trick ‘r Treat? And who the heck was King Wenceslas anyway? The answers to at least some of those questions lie in this week’s episode!

And what’s cool this week? Blake liked the first issue of 451 Entertainment’s new comic book Humbug, while Erin supports the abstract concept of courtesy. No, really.

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

At the Movies Episode 49: Krampus

Blake

Blake M. Petit is a freelance writer, columnist, reviewer, podcaster, actor, director, teacher, and unlicensed tree surgeon from Ama, Louisiana. He is the author of the novels Other People’s Heroes and The Beginner, as well as the podcast novel A Long November. His weekly comic book column, Everything But Imaginary, has appeared Wednesdays at comiXtreme.com since 2003. In January of 2007 he joined with his longtime friend Chase Bouzigard to host the weekly 2 in 1 Showcase comic book podcast, appearing every weekend at comiXtreme. Blake is a member of the board of directors of the Thibodaux Playhouse theatre company in Thibodaux Louisiana, where his original stage play The 3-D Radio Show was produced in 2004. In a former life as a newspaper editor, his weekly Think About It column won the Louisiana Press Association Award for best column in 2001. In his free time, he teaches high school English, which at the moment pays better than the rest of his more impressive-sounding endeavors put together. Contact Blake at Blake@comixtreme.com.