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'Krampus' graphic novel provides a prequel to the holiday horror film

'Krampus' graphic novel provides a prequel to the holiday horror film

We know that Santa Claus rewards the good children on Christmas, but folklore also warns of a mythical counterpart who punishes naughty children: Krampus. Director Michael Dougherty, who's horror comedy film "Krampus" will be released Dec. 4, decided to further expand the creature's lore with a prequel graphic novel, "Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas."

The comic is an anthology that includes three tales centering on morality, or the lack thereof. A drunken mall Santa, a dysfunctional cop and a...

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