While there is a movie out this Holiday season that gives us a look at the legendary Krampus, you might be surprised to learn this particular creature has actually been talked about and feared for quite a long time and through a number of different cultures. The monster is still used as a way to keep some children from misbehaving during the festive season. Of course, the creature is also used as a way to give quite a few kids severe nightmares. Before you go and watch the movie and give yourself some real life nightmares, check out 10 facts you didn’t know about the “real” Krampus and tell us what you think.
December 5 is known as Krampusnacht and is the monster’s official night, when he prowls the world looking for bad little boys and girls to steal and take to the underworld.
Krampus was apparently “born” in either Austria or Germany or the surrounding areas. The region has massive festivals all dedicated to the creature this time of year.