Saturday Frights: A Krampus Carol And Other Celebrations!

Happy Krampusnacht! I’m in charge of your programming again tonight down here in the Retroist Vault and I’m truly beginning to wonder if I’ll ever see the likes of the Projectionist again. Although we did receive a memo this afternoon from the Retroist himself that states no Retroist Industries employee is allowed below level 12 in the Vault…so I assume that has something to do with the Projectionist be absent for so long.

Anyway. Since tonight is Krampusnacht, I felt the best way to go is provide you with two wonderful shorts that will remind you again why you should be on your best behavior this time of year! First up we have a delightful…if you aren’t a naughty child that is…stop-motion animated short that was written by none other than Anthony Bourdain, in fact this was intended to be part of his television show “No Reservations” but got pulled at the last second.

[Via] Zero Point Zero Production, Inc.

Next up we have a suggestion that comes from Daniel XIII himself, a popular commercial from the late great G4 channel, featuring a catchy little tune inspired by the lore of Krampus!


This is also the perfect time to remind you that Warpo Toys is winding down it’s own ode to the ages old German folklore of Krampus with it’s “Don’t Cuddle the Krampus Kickstarter!

All images courtesy of Warpo Toys.
All images courtesy of Warpo Toys.

Don't Cuddle the Krampus Kickstarter - Warpo Toys
Being Krampusnacht and with the incredibly awesome Krampus Film by Michael Doughtery having just been released, I think it’s safe to say that if you have loved ones that need just a little more Krampus in their life…or perhaps a friendly warning on how they are behaving this Holiday season…you should hop on over and secure your pledge.


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.
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