Mother Krampus 2 (2018) (DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Eddie Lengyel
STARRING: KateLynn E. Newberry, Tiffani Hilton, Robbie Barnes
RATED: UR/REGION: 1/WIDESCREEN/NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
AVAILABLE FROM Cinedigm
It’s Christmas time in Cleveland, Ohio and four young ladies are on the verge of completing their mandatory thirty days of community service. With only one night to go, they are required to make a series of in-home visits to the older and less fortunate. Upon arriving at their final stop for the night, they become introduced to a pleasant older woman who graciously welcomes them into her home for the evening. However, as darkness falls and the cold settles in, they begin to realize that there is far more to their seemingly innocent host than meets the eye.
Let’s talk about Mother Krampus 2! A movie that has nothing to do with Mother Krampus (a movie that had nothing to do with Krampus) and a movie that has nothing about a Krampus in it at all! Yes, we see to just be sticking covers and titles on movies these days for the sake of it without having any real meaning behind it. Anyway, we have four people on probation here and as a result of this, they are asked to spend their last 30 minutes of it with some elderly people in need of some company. As luck would have it they end up at a house with a crazy lady and that’s our movie. While not a grade A slasher by any means, “Mother Krampus 2” at least has some cool kills and some blood going for it. It’s another movie that could use a much better pace, but let’s just take the blood and body count here and run with it for a glass half full type of reaction to it.
On another good note, this just might be director Eddie Lengyel’s best film. Keep in mind that isn’t saying too much when his other films consist of the awful Hellweek and Scarred. So while Mother Krampus isn’t Silent Night Deadly Night by any means it might just be the movie to see if you are insisting on watching an Eddie Lengyel movie. We have a nice looking cast, some interesting characters, an off the wall plot, and a bad pace on our hands here. But when you take things into account it could have really been a whole heck of a lot worse than it turns out to be.