Halloween has come and gone, and while some of us might still have pumpkins adorning our porches, the world has already moved on to other holiday festivities. Elf on the Shelf is one such tradition that’s taken over in recent years, and horror fans will be glad to know it’s getting an epic update with Krampus on the Mantle.
Back in 2015, director Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters) brought European folklore figure Krampus to life on the big screen with a film of the same name. Now, Dougherty’s dark holiday comedy is getting its own tradition thanks to FYE.
The story behind Elf on the Shelf is simple. One of Santa’s helpers descends upon a family’s home each morning to monitor and take notes before reporting back to St. Nick. Basically used as extra leverage in making sure children stay on the “Nice List,” families across the world move the elf in question around in different ridiculous scenarios.
With the new Krampus figure, however, it’s quite the opposite. “Krampus On The Mantle, he won’t cut you any slack if you are acting naughty he is going to attack,” the packaging reads. “A demonic parody for those who truly deserve it.”
Watch out kids, there's a new Christmas tradition. Krampus is coming to town, and he's on a mission…
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“Watch out kids, there’s a new Christmas tradition,” the FYE description further explains. “Krampus is coming to town and he’s on a mission. Unlike St. Nick, who rewards good kids with toys, Krampus dishes out terror to bad girls and boys. Watching you, children, no need for a letter, Punishing naughty kids for ever and ever. Kids who are bad will be shaking in fear, But, too late, Krampus is already here. Sharp claws, pointed fangs and menacing horns. If he decides you were naughty, from this world you’ll be torn.
When he comes for you, hear his chains and bells clank. You know you’re in trouble, this is definitely no prank. Thrown in his sack, no matter how much you yell, Won’t see a thing as he drags you to hell. Keeping you confined for an entire year. Punishment so awful, you’ll wish you weren’t here. Don’t want to see Krampus? Don’t give him a reason. Be good all year long. Survive the Christmas season. See old St. Nick and all the joy that he brings. Opening presents by the tree while everyone joyfully sings. Don’t do bad things, and always remember, Krampus is watching. He’ll be back next December!”
Krampus on the Mantle runs $34.99, and you can grab yours exclusively at FYE here.
If you need a refresher on the terror of Dougherty’s 2015 Christmas classic, revisit the trailer below.
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