‘Krampus’ Trailer: Adam Scott Horror-Comedy Puts Scary Twist on Dysfunctional Family Christmas (Video)

Dec. 4 release is inspired by creepy legend of “the shadow of St. Nicholas”

Last Updated: September 9, 2015 @ 9:58 AM

Think your family’s holiday get togethers are miserable? Wait until you watch the first trailer for “Krampus” — a Christmas-themed horror comedy from Michael Dougherty, the writer and director of “Trick ‘r Treat.”

The Dec. 4 release from Legendary Pictures and Universal focuses on a family targeted by a demon accidentally summoned by a young boy.

Adam Scott, Toni Collette and David Koechner star as the adults stuck in the comical, but scary situation as a monster an old woman in the trailer describes as “the shadow of St. Nicholas” wreaks havoc.

“He and his helpers did not come to give, but to take,” the woman says.

Gulp.

Watch the trailer above.