Dr. Seuss’ popular character The Grinch is returning as a serial killer in the upcoming film The Mean One. The forthcoming slasher movie will hold onto some of the classic material from Dr. Seuss’s 1957 book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
ComicBook.com reports, the slasher parody is set to release on December 15th. The movie’s production is handled by XYZ Films, which has produced a handful of Netflix original films. The production company’s executive, Alex Williams described the movie as “soon-to-be iconic Christmas slasher.”
As a passionate fan of seasonal horror (and the TERRIFIER franchise), The Mean One is exactly the kind of film that lands on my personal ‘nice list. This movie is a stunningly great time with a ferociously subversive turn from David Howard Thornton – and XYZ Films is so proud to be bringing this soon-to-be iconic Christmas slasher to audiences this holiday season.
The Mean One stars David Howard Thornton, Krystle Martin, Chase Mullins, John Bigham, Erik Baker, Flip Kobler, and Amy Schumacher. It is directed by David Howard Thornton and written by Flip and Finn Kobler. The film is a collaboration between A Sleight of Hand Productions, Amy Rose Productions, and Kali Pictures, and is produced by Schumacher, LaMorte, and Martine Melloul.
According to the official synopsis, “The Mean One (David Howard Thornton) is a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit, living on a mountain high above the town of Newville, despising the holiday season. Young Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were butchered by The Mean One twenty Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure… but is about to discover that this fiend with a heart two sizes too small is still quite eager to carve the roast beast.”
The trailer for the movie hasn’t released yet, but fans should expect it by the end of this month. We’ll have to see how well this one is received, but it could become a Holiday tradition for certain fans.
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