This year more than others, it feels like Krampus is everywhere. On ornaments and sweaters and coffee mugs OH MY! And I can’t say I’m upset. His horns, long tongue, and evil grin adorn the world with fear and delight. Let’s celebrate Krampus!

A Krampus Carol

Last October this anthology from Burial Day hit the world. Edited by Cynthia Pelayo and Gerardo Pelayo, this book offers thirty-one stories and poems, one for each day of December.

I’ve been reading one each day this month and live-tweeting my reactions on #AKrampusCarol. So far, each story offered atmosphere and wintry creepiness, each one different, like a present for each day. Can’t wait to read them all!

Go get your copy on Amazon.

Gothic Blue Book VI: A Krampus Carol released October of 2020 cover art by Abigail Larson

Remember the Krampus trio from the Midnight Society have stories in this wonderful anthology. Go read about us here!

Then see how our stories crawled from the void and onto the page…mine, Victoria’s, and Mary’s.

Krampus Movies

Tis the Christmas season, which means holiday horror, so last Wednesday, I watched Gremlins! I love that movie so much. Murder and mayhem and a weird story about a dad in a chimney…

Anyway, since it’s December, we get two…

The next live-tweet will be one of my other favorite Christmas horror movies…

Poster for 2015 movie Krampus

A story of Christmas and family and hope, well, when hope is lost. Creepy and fun, this movie quickly became one of my favorites. Evil elves. Scary snowmen. And, of course, Krampus in all his hunched glory.

And the inspiration for my story “The Path” in A Krampus Carol.

So, Wednesday, December 23rd, join me at 9 pm EST on Twitter #Krampus and #MidnightSocietyMovieNight. Curl up on the couch in your comfiest clothes with a steaming cup of hot cocoa and some warm gingerbread cookies. Well, maybe not gingerbread men…those guys can be a little nasty.

While on this Krampus kick, I recommend watching A Christmas Horror Story. I saw this for the first time and WOW WHAT A FUN RIDE! Check it out…

One Last Bit of Fun

Speaking of movies…I joined the Ladies of Horror Fiction to watch the original Black Christmas a couple weeks ago and had so much fun! If you have Shudder, set up an account on Scener and join them tonight, the 18th, for All the Creatures Were Stirring at 8 pm EST. Check it out. Maybe not Krampus, but definite holiday mayhem.

I’m hoping to be there! Follow #LOHFMovieNights for updates.

As you wander around the world, better watch out, for not only Santa observes from afar. Krampus might lurk in the shadows, smelling of cinnamon and cloves and rusty chains.

Cheers and nightmares,

Kathy