Today I’m launching a new feature on the Dapper Cadaver Horror Blog – THE DAILY MONSTER
Everyday (give or take)I’ll be posting a new monster from around the world, and beyond. Every beast from the cthulhu-like Abao-Aqu of Malay to the great snake Zuzeca of the Lakota Suix.
Today I start with one of my all time favorites – The Krampus.
The Krampus hails from Austria and the nearby parts of Europe. On Dec 7th (my birthday, hint hint) Krampuses travel through villages seeking out naughty children, beating them with flails, clubs, and switches. If the child happens to have a hot mom or older sister, the Krampus will employ his ridiculously long tongue to make out with her. Especially bad children will be hauled off to hell in a basket.
In the picture above, the Krampus are the two guys on the right. To their left is St. Nick, and fortunately, Dec 7th is also St Nicolis day. But here’s the thing, Jolly Old St. Nick doesn’t drive the awfull Krampus away. No, they’re buddies. St Nick will just hand out gifts to the good kids and laugh joyfully while Krampus beats the snot out of the bad kids. As illustrated hear in this vintage postcard.
In fact, the two are so buddy buddy they even have been known to carpool together, in what would no doubt make the coolest clean cop/loose cannon TV detective team ever. As illustrated in the below Christmas card from all of us at Dapper Cadaver to all the good and bad children of the world.
Gruss Von Krampus! [greetings from krampus]