It’s time for this month’s Food ‘n Flix – the club where participants watch the selected movie, get inspired, & head to the kitchen!
So I set out to find Krampus, having never heard of it. And I noticed that it was promoted as being a comedy-horror. Let’s take a look at the synopsis, then, ok?
“Legendary Pictures' Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.”
Let’s rewind a bit to my Beetlejuice post, when I mentioned the multiple reassurances I needed from Hubs that Beetlejuice wouldn’t give me nightmares (he was right, it was fine) and you can understand my reaction to the so-called comedy horror.
I was completely perplexed by the thought of comedy+horror. Hubs told me that pretty much ever horror film is pretty much a comedy, because really, who runs up the stairs to answer the phone when there’s an ax murderer on the loose? It’s so ridiculous it’s almost funny!
Ummm…yeah. Sorry, I’m too busy being terrified and having nightmares for the next month to catch the humor there.
So, uh, I didn’t watch the movie.
But I did see a horrifying little gingerbread man (and I even watched the 50-second clip on youtube – and I wasn’t scared – that part was ok!!)
Since I love making gingerbread men at Christmastime (Ugly Sweater Hipsters are my favorite!) I decided to save a few aside and make that scary little guy!
Krampus Gingerbread Man
Royal Icing, tinted white, green, red, and pink
4 butterscotch candies, melted
1 small candy cane, sharpened on 1 end
Pipe the details onto the gingerbread man using the royal icing. Use a small amount of icing to glue the candy cane to the gingerbread man.
Melt the butterscotch candies in the microwave or oven. Quickly spread the melted candy onto a silicone mat or waxed paper in a flame pattern, quickly center the gingerbread man while the candy is still warm so the gingerbread man sticks. Allow the candy to cool before lifting the gingerbread man.