Frazer Irving is a British comic book artist known for the series Necronauts, published by the British magazine 2000 AD. After breaking into the American market he has worked on a number of superhero titles, including a series of collaborations with Grant Morrison. A native of Ilford, Irving studied art at the University of Portsmouth, after which he took various temporary jobs in London, he worked on Storming Heaven, a psychedelic tale based around Timothy Leary and Charles Manson, The Simping Detective and From Grace written by Simon Spurrier. He has done illustration work for RPG companies like Wizards of the Coast, Hogshead Publishing and Guardians of Order, as well as small press publications like The End Is Nigh, he does animations on Flash for advertising agencies. Irving's style owes something with a computer-driven edge, his work on Seven Soldiers: Klarion the Witch Boy was commented by writer Grant Morrison as follows: I've loved his work since I first saw it in 2000 AD and it's great to see him develop a following in US comics.
I've wanted to work with Frazer for a long time. He's a unique artist and the work he's doing on Klarion is mind-blowing. He's doing all the color work himself and has one of the most amazing senses of design and storytelling I've come across." This led to further work for both Marvel and DC Comics, including the Iron Man: The Inevitable mini-series written by Joe Casey, Silent War, a six-issue mini-series featuring the Inhumans, written by David Hine. As part of the Battle for the Cowl storyline he provided the art for the Azrael mini-series written by Fabian Nicieza. Irving is responsible for the artwork on the Tertiary and Quintessential phase CD release of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series adaptation, he provided the art on an arc of Grant Morrison's Batman & Robin series for DC Comics, announced as following Philip Tan's arc, but was the pushed back to after Cameron Stewart's run on the series and was confirmed to be in the issues after Andy Clarke's stint, starting with No.
13, in addition to drawing the second issue of The Return of Bruce Wayne. Other projects include the X-Men one-shot, part of Brian Reed's Timestorm 2009-2099, the first and last issues of Phil Hester's Days Missing for Archaia Studios, the new Xombi series for DC Comics. Interior comic work includes: 2000 AD: Tharg's Future Shocks Judge Dredd: "The Island" Necronauts A Love Like Blood Tharg's Terror Tales Storming Heaven Sinister Dexter: "Black and White" Judge Death: "My Name is Death" From Grace Shaun of the Dead Button Man: "The Hitman's Daughter" Meanwhile... #4: "The Gift of Laughter" Judge Dredd Megazine: Judge Dredd: "Asylum" Durham Red "The Scarlet Apocrypha, Part 3" Judge Death: "The Wilderness Days" The Simping Detective Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained #1-4 The Authority: Scorched Earth Warhammer Monthly #84-85: "PlagueBringer" The End is Nigh #1: "Thirty-Seven Degrees" Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Seven Soldiers: Klarion the Witch Boy #1-4 Hellblazer #213: "The Gift" 24Seven: "Static" "Flux" Iron Man: Inevitable #1-6 Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #2 Civil Wardrobe: "Iron Manufacturer" Civil War: Front Line #8: "Untitled" Robin v2 #157-158 Silent War #1-6 Gutsville #1-3 Proof #7 X-Men: Divided We Stand #2: "The Hole" Four Feet from a Rat #4: "HMS Hotwire" Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #1-3 Timestorm 2009-2099: X-Men Days Missing #1, 5 Forty-Five: "SoulScreamer" The Mystic Hands of Dr. Strange: "The Cure" Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2: "Until the End of Time" Batman and Robin v1: "Batman and Robin Must Die!"
"Black Mass" Xombi v2 #1-6 Shade v2 #9-11 (with James R
Trick 'r Treat
Trick'r Treat is a 2007 American anthology horror comedy film written and directed by Michael Dougherty and produced by Bryan Singer. The film stars Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin and Brian Cox, it relates four Halloween horror stories with a common element in Sam. The character makes an appearance in each of the stories whenever a character breaks Halloween traditions. Despite being delayed for two years and having a small number of public screenings, the film received much critical acclaim and has since garnered a strong cult following. In October 2013, the filmmakers announced that Trick' r Treat 2, is in the works. In 2016, Michael Dougherty and Legendary Pictures teamed up with AtmosFX to create a series of digital Halloween decorations that feature Sam. In 2017, a Trick'r Treat themed "scare zone" was added to the Halloween Horror Nights event, held annually at the Universal Orlando Resort.. In 2018 the Universal Orlando Resort included a Trick r Treat Haunted House as one of its attractions.
2018 featured a Scare zone and Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood. The film takes place over the course of Halloween in the fictional town of Ohio, its story is told in a nonlinear narrative, with characters crossing paths with each other throughout the film. At the centre of the story is Sam, a peculiar trick-or-treater dressed in pajamas and a burlap sack, who appears to enforce the "rules" of Halloween. In the opening scene and husband Henry return home after a disastrous night. Emma tears down the seasonal decorations before the night’s end, is murdered by an unseen assailant. Henry discovers her mutilated corpse on display. Charlie, an obese vandal who smashes jack-o'-lanterns, encounters his school principal, Steven Wilkins. Wilkins lectures Charlie on how the traditions of Halloween must be obeyed. Charlie vomits up poisoned candy, Wilkins’ chocolate spiked with cyanide. Wilkins tries burying Charlie and another child in his backyard, but is interrupted by his son Billy, neighbour, Mr. Kreeg, an elderly, scarred recluse.
Wilkins takes Charlie’s head indoors so he and Billy can carve a jack o’lantern out of it. Elsewhere, a group of trick-or-treaters – Macy, Sara and Schrader – meet Rhonda, an enthusiastic Halloween fanatic, said to be a savant; the group travel to a local quarry where Macy recalls the urban legend of the “Halloween School Bus Massacre”. The legend is depicted in flashback, Macy explaining that eight mentally challenged children died in a school bus on Halloween; the driver had been paid by their parents to dispose of them, was the only survivor of the crash. The trick-or-treaters offer eight jack o’lanterns as tribute to the dead children, they only terrify her. An annoyed Macy kicks one of the lanterns in the quarry’s lake, causing the dead children to rise themselves as zombies; the group flee. She encounters Sam whilst leaving. Laurie, a self-conscious young woman, arrives in town with her sister Danielle, friends Maria and Janet, they pick up dates, save Laurie. Laurie encounters a hooded sexual predator, dressed as a vampire, who attacks her.
At a bonfire, Laurie’s friends witness the man falling out of a tree and unmask him, revealed to be Wilkins. Laurie appears, the girls transform into werewolves, devouring Wilkins and their dates. Sam witnesses the feast. During the same time Wilkins is harvesting Charlie, Kreeg scares away children to steal their candy, aided by his dog Spite. Sam breaks into his house. Sam, unmasked as a demonic, pumpkin-headed child, attacks Kreeg. However, when Sam tries to kill Kreeg, he instead eats a chocolate bar. Satisfied that Kreeg offered him candy, Sam leaves. Photographs in the fireplace reveal Kreeg to be the bus driver. Kreeg begins giving out candy to children, he observes Sam watching Emma and Henry, going to exact revenge when Emma blows out a jack o’lantern. Kreeg returns inside, only to receive a knock on the door, he opens it. The final, comic book-like shots of the film show Kreeg being dismembered. Season's Greetings is an animated short created by Trick'r Treat writer and director Michael Dougherty in 1996 and was the precursor of the film.
The film featured Sam as a little boy dressed in orange footy pajamas with his burlap sack head covering, as he is being stalked by a stranger on Halloween night. The short was released as a DVD extra on the original release for Trick'r Treat and was aired on FEARnet in October 2013 as part of a 24-hour Trick'r Treat marathon on Halloween. Trick r' Treat was filmed on location in Vancouver, British Columbia. Slated for an October 5, 2007 theatrical release, it was announced in September 2007 that the film had been pushed back. After many festival screenings, it was released on video in 2009; the first public screening took place at Harry Knowles' Butt-Numb-A-Thon film festival in Austin, Texas, on December 9, 2007. Subsequent screenings included the Sitges Film Festival on October 7, 2008, the 2008 Screamfest Horror Film Festival on October 10, 2008, a free screening in New York sponsored by Fangoria on October 13, 2008, another free screening in Los Angeles co-sponsored by Ain't It Cool News and Legendary Pictures on October 23, 2008.
The film was screened at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International, the Fantasia Festival on July 29 and 30, 2009, the film festival Terror in the Aisles 2 in Chicago on August 15, 2009, the After D
Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of Southern California, United States, 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The population at the 2010 census was 103,340. Billed as the "Media Capital of the World" and only a few miles northeast of Hollywood, numerous media and entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant production facilities in Burbank, including Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, The Burbank Studios, Cartoon Network Studios with the West Coast branch of Cartoon Network, Insomniac Games; the Hollywood Burbank Airport was the location of Lockheed's Skunk Works, which produced some of the most secret and technologically advanced airplanes, including the U-2 spy planes that uncovered the Soviet Union missile components in Cuba in October 1962. Burbank consists of two distinct areas: a downtown/foothill section, in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, the flatland section; the city was referred to as "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
The city was named after David Burbank, a New Hampshire–born dentist and entrepreneur who established a sheep ranch there in 1867. The city of Burbank occupies land, part of two Spanish and Mexican-era colonial land grants, the 36,400-acre Rancho San Rafael, granted to Jose Maria Verdugo by the Spanish Bourbon government in 1784, the 4,063-acre Rancho Providencia created in 1821; this area was the scene of a military skirmish which resulted in the unseating of the Spanish Governor of California, his replacement by the Mexican leader Pio Pico. Remnants of the military battle were found many years in the vicinity of Warner Bros. Studio when residents dug up cannonballs. Dr. David Burbank purchased over 4,600 acres of the former Verdugo holding and another 4,600 acres of the Rancho Providencia in 1867 and built a ranch house and began to raise sheep and grow wheat on the ranch. By 1876, the San Fernando Valley became the largest wheat-raising area in Los Angeles County, but the droughts of the 1860s and 1870s underlined the need for steady water supplies.
A professionally trained dentist, Burbank began his career in Maine. He joined the great migration westward in the early 1850s and, by 1853 was living in San Francisco. At the time the American Civil War broke out he was again well established in his profession as a dentist in Pueblo de Los Angeles. In 1867, he purchased Rancho La Providencia from David W. Alexander and Francis Mellus, he purchased the western portion of the Rancho San Rafael from Jonathan R. Scott. Burbank's property reached nearly 9,200 acres at a cost of $9,000. Burbank would not acquire full titles to both properties until after a court decision known as the "Great Partition" was made in 1871 dissolving the Rancho San Rafael, he became known as one of the largest and most successful sheep raisers in southern California, as a result, he closed his dentistry practice and invested in real estate in Los Angeles. Burbank later owned the Burbank Theatre, which opened on November 27, 1893, at a cost of $150,000. Though the theater was intended to be an opera house, instead it staged plays and became known nationally.
The theatre featured famous actors of the time including Fay Bainter and Marjorie Rambeau, until it had deteriorated into a burlesque house. When the area that became Burbank was settled in the 1870s and 1880s, the streets were aligned along what is now Olive Avenue, the road to the Cahuenga Pass and downtown Los Angeles; these were the roads the Native Americans traveled and the early settlers took their produce down to Los Angeles to sell and to buy supplies along these routes. At the time, the primary long-distance transportation methods available to San Fernando Valley residents were stagecoach and train. Stagecoaching between Los Angeles and San Francisco through the Valley began in 1858; the Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in the Valley in 1876, completing the route connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles. A shrewd businessman, foreseeing the value of rail transport, Burbank sold Southern Pacific Railroad a right-of-way through the property for one dollar; the first train passed through Burbank on April 5, 1874.
A boom created by a rate war between the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific brought people streaming into California shortly thereafter, a group of speculators purchased much of Burbank's land holdings in 1886 for $250,000. One account suggests Burbank may have sold his property because of a severe drought that year, which caused a shortage of water and grass for his livestock. 1,000 of his sheep died due to the drought conditions. The group of speculators who bought the acreage formed the Providencia Land and Development Company and began developing the land, calling the new town Burbank after its founder, began offering farm lots on May 1, 1887; the townsite had Burbank Boulevard/Walnut Avenue as the northern boundary, Grandview Avenue as the southern boundary, the edge of the Verdugo Mountains as the eastern boundary and Clybourn Avenue was the western border. The establishment of a water system in 1887 allowed farmers to irrigate their orchards and provided a stronger base for agricultural development.
The original plot of the new townsite of Burbank extended from what is now Burbank Boulevard on the north, to Grandview Avenue in Glendale, California on the south, from the top of the Verdugo Hills on the east to what is now known as Clybourn Avenue on the west. At the same time, the arrival of the railroad provided immediate access for the farmers to bring crops to market. Packing houses and warehouses were built alo
Grant Morrison, MBE is a Scottish comic book writer and playwright. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics's Animal Man, Batman, JLA, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, Vertigo's The Invisibles, Fleetway's 2000 AD, he is the current editor-in-chief of Heavy Metal. He is the co-creator of the Syfy TV series Happy! starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt. Grant Morrison was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1960, he was educated at Allan Glen's School where his first portfolio of art was rejected by his careers guidance teacher, who encouraged him to work in a bank. His first published works were Gideon Stargrave strips for Near Myths in 1978, one of the first British alternative comics, his work appeared in four of the five issues of Near Myths and he was suitably encouraged to find more comic work. This included a weekly comic strip, Captain Clyde, an unemployed superhero based in Glasgow, for The Govan Press, a local newspaper, plus various issues of DC Thomson's Starblazer, a science fiction version of that company's Commando title.
Morrison spent much of the early 1980s touring and recording with his band The Mixers writing Starblazer for D. C. Thomson and contributing to various UK indie titles. In 1982 he submitted a proposal involving the Justice League of America and Jack Kirby's New Gods entitled Second Coming to DC Comics, but it was not commissioned. After writing The Liberators for Dez Skinn's Warrior in 1985, he started work for Marvel UK the following year. There he wrote a number of comic strips for Doctor Who Magazine, his final one a collaboration with a then-teenage Bryan Hitch, as well as a run on the Zoids strip in Spider-Man and Zoids. 1986 saw publication of Morrison's first of several two- or three-page Future Shocks for 2000AD. Morrison's first continuing serial began in 2000 AD in 1987, when he and Steve Yeowell created Zenith. Morrison's work on Zenith brought him to the attention of DC Comics, they accepted his proposals for Animal Man, a little-known character from DC's past whose most notable recent appearance was a cameo in the Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series, for a 48-page Batman one-shot that would become Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth.
Animal Man put Morrison in line with the so-called "British Invasion" of American comics, along with such writers as Neil Gaiman, Peter Milligan, Jamie Delano and Alan Moore, who had launched the "invasion" with his work on Swamp Thing. After impressing with Animal Man, Morrison was asked to take over Doom Patrol, starting his surreal take on the superhero genre with issue No. 19 in 1989. Morrison's Doom Patrol introduced concepts such as dadaism and the writings of Jorge Luis Borges into his first several issues. DC published Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth in 1989 as a 128-page graphic novel painted by Dave McKean. Comics historian Les Daniels observed in 1995 that "Arkham Asylum was an unprecedented success, selling 182,166 copies in hardcover and another 85,047 in paperback."While working for DC Comics in America, Morrison kept contributing to British indie titles, writing St. Swithin's Day for Trident Comics. St. Swithin's Day's anti-Margaret Thatcher themes proved controversial, provoking a small tabloid press reaction and a complaint from Conservative MP Teddy Taylor.
The controversy continued with the publication of The New Adventures of Hitler in Scottish music and lifestyle magazine Cut in 1989, due to its use of Adolf Hitler as its lead character. The strip was unfinished when Cut folded, was reprinted and completed in Fleetway's 2000 AD spin-off title Crisis. Morrison returned to Batman with the "Gothic" story arc in issues 6–10 of the Batman title Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight; the early 1990s saw Morrison revamping Kid Eternity for DC with artist Duncan Fegredo, Dan Dare, with artist Rian Hughes. Morrison coloured Dare's bright future with Thatcherism in Fleetway's Revolver. In 1991 Morrison wrote Bible John-A Forensic Meditation for Fleetway's Crisis, based on an analysis of possible motivations for the crimes of the serial killer Bible John. Covering similar themes to Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's From Hell, the work utilised cut-up techniques, a Ouija board and collage rather than conventional panels to tell the story. In 1993 Morrison, fellow Glaswegian comic writer Mark Millar and John Smith were asked to reinvigorate 2000 AD for an eight-week run called "The Summer Offensive".
Morrison wrote Judge Dredd and Really and Truly, co-wrote the controversial Big Dave with Millar. DC Comics launched its Vertigo imprint in 1993, publishing several of Morrison's creator-owned projects, such as the steampunk mini-series Sebastian O and the graphic novel The Mystery Play. 1995 saw the release of Kill Your Boyfriend, with artist Philip Bond published as a Vertigo Voices one-shot. In 1996 Morrison wrote Flex Mentallo, a Doom Patrol spin-off with art by Frank Quitely, returned to DC Universe superheroics with the short-lived Aztek, co-written with Mark Millar. In 1996, Morrison was given the Justice League of America to revamp as JLA, a comic book that gathered the "Big Seven" superheroes of the DC universe into one team; this run returned the title back to best-selling status. Morrison wrote several issues of The Flash with Mark Millar, as well as DC's crossover event of 1998, the four-issue mini-series DC One Million, in addition to plotting many of the multiple crossovers. With the three volumes of the creator-owned The Invisibles, Morrison started his largest and most important work.
The Invisibles combined political, pop- and sub-cultural references. Tapping into pre-millennial tension, the work was influenced
Matt Wagner is an American comics artist and writer, best known as the creator of the series Mage and Grendel. Matt Wagner's first published comic book work was Comico Primer #2, the first appearance of Grendel. In addition to his creator-owned series Mage and Grendel, he has worked on comics featuring the Demon and Batman as well as such titles as Sandman Mystery Theatre. In 1991, he illustrated part of the "Season of Mists" story arc in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series, he wrote and drew Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity a limited series featuring DC's three major heroes in 2003. He followed it with Batman and the Monster Men and Batman and the Mad Monk in 2006, his other projects include Madame Xanadu for Vertigo, with artist Amy Reeder Hadley. He has produced numerous comics covers, including painted ones for Green Arrow and has written several Green Hornet limited series for Dynamite Entertainment. Outside comics, Wagner provided art for the 1984 Villains & Vigilantes adventure Battle Above the Earth written by Steven Crow.
Wagner resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife Barbara Schutz. Wagner is an atheist. 1988: Nominated for "Best Writer" Eisner Award, for Grendel Won an Inkpot Award 1993: Won "Best Finite Series/Limited Series" Eisner Award, for Grendel: War Child Nominated for "Best Writer/Artist" Eisner Award, for Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight: "Faces" Nominated for "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award, for Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight: "Faces" Nominated for "Best Inker" Eisner Award, for Grendel: War Child 1995: Nominated for "Best Writer" Eisner Award, for Sandman Mystery Theatre 1999: Won "Best Anthology" Eisner Award, for Grendel: Black and Red Won "Best Short Story" Eisner Award, for "Devil's Advocate" in Grendel: Black and Red #1 Nominated for "Best Writer" Eisner Award, for Grendel: Black and Red Official website Matt Wagner at the Comic Book DB Matt Wagner at Mike's Amazing World of Comics Matt Wagner at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
José Antonio Villarrubia Jiménez-Momediano – known professionally as José Villarrubia – is a Spanish-American artist and art teacher who has done considerable work in the American comic book industry as a colorist. Villarrubia was born in Madrid, moved to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1980, his fine art photography has been exhibited in the U. S. Latin America and Europe, in institutions such as the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Inter-American Development Bank. From 2011 to 2016 he was Chair of the Illustration Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art, he has taught at Towson University, the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Walters Art Museum. He has lectured extensively about art at Johns Hopkins University, the College Art Association, Dickinson College, the ICA in London, the Williem de Kooning Academy, the Naples Academy of Art, the MacWorld UK Convention. In comics, Villarrubia has done digitally manipulated illustrations for Veils and The Sentry; as a colorist he is frequent collaborator of Jae Lee, Bill Sienkiewicz, J.
H. Williams III, Paul Pope, Jeff Lemire, Kaare Andrews, Ryan Sook and Richard Corben, he has won the Comicdom Award for best colorist for his work on X-Factor, has been nominated twice for the Eisner Award for best colorist and has been included in The Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition. He won the 2011 Harvey Award for best colorist for his work on Cuba: My Revolution. With writer Alan Moore, he has produced two illustrated books, both published by Top Shelf Productions: Voice of the Fire and The Mirror of Love; the latter is a love poem and a detailed history of homosexuality, prominently featuring famous figures in art and literature. It began as a part of the AARGH! Anthology in 1988. AARGH! was a comic book protest against Britain's proposed anti-gay Section 28. It was translated and published in French as Le Miroir de l'amour, by Carabas Revolution, in Italian as Lo Specchio dell'Amore by Edizioni BD and in Spanish as El Espejo del amor by Editorial Kraken. In 2015, among other artists, José Villarrubia brought inner illustrations to the core rulebook of a role-playing game, Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, first published in 2016 by Modiphius Entertainment.
The DVD of the documentary feature film The Mindscape of Alan Moore contains an interview with Villarubia about his collaboration with Alan Moore. José Villarrubia at the Grand Comics Database José Villarrubia at the Comic Book DB The Gay Men Project, November 21012 Clyde Fitch Report, September 2012 GayCities, November 2008 Newsarama, August 2008 Newsarama, August 2008 Comic Book Bin, April 2004 Slush Factory, March 2003 PopImage, March 2000
Krampus is a 2015 American dark fantasy comedy horror film based on the eponymous character from Austro-Bavarian folklore and directed by Michael Dougherty and co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields. The film stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, Krista Stadler, it was released in the United States by Universal Pictures on December 4, 2015. Three days before Christmas, the prosperous but dysfunctional Engel family come together for Christmas. Max remains a firm believer in Santa Claus, intends on sending a letter to him. Amongst his family are his parents Tom and Sarah. Max wants to continue family traditions, but tension between his relatives leads to them losing their Christmas spirit; when his cousins read out his letter to Santa and mock him for it, he tears up the letter and throws it out the window. That night, a severe blizzard engulfs the town, causes a power outage. Beth is chased by a large horned creature.
She hides beneath a delivery truck, but the creature leaves a jack-in-the-box which attacks killing her. Tom and Howard leave to search for Beth, finding her boyfriend's house in ruins with the chimney split open and large goat-like hoof prints in the house. Outside, the two are attacked by an unseen monster under the snow, they return home, board up the windows. A large hook with a living gingerbread man attached lures Howie, Jr. to the chimney, he is dragged up the chimney despite the family's efforts to save him. Omi explains the creature hunting them is Krampus, an ancient demonic spirit who punishes those who have lost the Christmas spirit. Omi recounts that when she was a child, her parents and community lost their spirit, as did she, summoning Krampus, he dragged everyone except her to Hell. The family remains skeptical until monstrous toys, hidden in presents delivered earlier, invade the house. Stevie and Jordan are lured to the attic by Beth’s voice where Jordan is swallowed by Der Klown, the jack-in-the-box from before.
The family fends off the toys, only for Krampus' elves to leap in through a window, taking Dorothy and Chrissie. Tom decides. Omi sacrifices herself to distract Krampus, who emerges from the fireplace, attacking her with his bag of toys. Outside, Tom and Linda are dragged under the snow while Stevie is captured by the elves. Krampus confronts Max. Max apologizes for losing his spirit, although Krampus seems to accept his apology, he still tosses Max into Hell. Max awakens in his house on Christmas morning, discovering his family alive and well downstairs, believing that what happened was just a nightmare, but he unwraps a present containing Krampus' bauble, the family collectively remembers the previous night to their horror. Their house is shown being watched through a snow globe in Krampus' workshop, alongside countless others, implying that other families have lost their spirit; the film ends with a jump scare by Krampus' elves and demonic toys. Gideon Emery as Krampus Seth Green as Gingerbread Man Lumpy Breehn Burns as Gingerbread Man Dumpy Justin Roiland as Gingerbread Man Clumpy Ivy George as Perchta the Cherub Dougherty had "always wanted to do a scary Christmas movie", but the idea did not take form until his friends sent him an e-card featuring the Krampus creature which was, according to him "just love at first sight."
Although this, according to Dougherty, happened in "the ancient times of the internet" the project would not be fleshed out until 2011, at which point he would team up with Zach Shields and Todd Casey to figure out the story. On November 21, 2014, Allison Tolman and Emjay Anthony joined the cast. On March 3, 2015, Adam Scott, David Koechner, Toni Collette joined the cast. Principal photography began on March 12, 2015. Creature effects were made by Weta Workshop; the film was scheduled a release date for November 25, 2015, but was moved to December 4, 2015. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 26, 2016, was internationally released on the same format in the United Kingdom on December 5, 2016, the near-anniversary of the film's original release. An original graphic novel titled Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas was released on November 25, 2015 by Legendary Entertainment; the comic is written by Brandon Seifert and features stories by writer/director Michael Dougherty and movie co-writers Zach Shields and Todd Casey.
Art is provided by Michael Montenat, Stuart Sayger, Maan House and Christian DiBari. Weta Workshop released a number of collectables through their online store, including statues, a life-sized prop reproduction of the Krampus Bell and a collectable pin. Trick or Treat Studios released three Halloween Masks directly out of the screen used masters; the masks include two elves, Window Peeper and Sheep Cote Clod. Krampus grossed $42.7 million in the United States and Canada and $18.8 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $61.5 million, against a budget of $15 million. In North America, Krampus earned $637,000 from its Thursday night showings, which began at 7 p.m. and topped the box office on its opening day with $6 million. It rose 9.9 % on Saturday over a rare occurrence for a horror film. It went on to earn $16.3 million through its opening weekend from 2,902