With nothing to do on a Monday night, I went to see Krampus which I knew was getting decent reviews, and said to be a solid film about the German version of evil Santa Claus. I was expecting a typical dumb comedy but I found was something far similar to a horror movie. Even watching the film, I spent the whole time attempting to figure out if I was supposed to be watching something funny...or terrible. The ending, as well, as on the one hand totally predictable, but also completely surprising as Krampus managed to honor and defy the traditions of the typical Christmas movies.
I won't say it was the best movie I've seen this year, or even the best movie I've seen this month, but it was one of the first pleasant surprises I've seen in years. Now the trick will be to stay away from trailers for the next nine days. I've already ruined too much of Star Wars for myself...and I don't want to trip at the finish line.