The Grinch is a beloved character in children’s fiction, imagined by none other than Dr. Seuss. But this time… he’s R-rated and ready for carnage. The mean one is a new version of an old tale, similar to Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. Rather than steal Christmas to change his mind and realize its true meaning, he is bloodthirsty.
The official synopsis for the film reads: “The Mean One (David Howard Thornton) is a green-skinned curmudgeon in a Santa costume, living on a mountain above the town of Newville, despising the season festivals. Young Cindy You-Know- Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were massacred by The Mean One 20 Christmases earlier, returns to town to seek closure…but is about to find that this demon with a heart two sizes too small is always eager enough to carve the roast beast.”
Luckily for fans of creepy, The Grinch is set to be played by none other than David Howard Thornton. Thornton is a modern horror icon to many, dressing up like Art the Clown in the creepy movies. Despite being a clown, his imposing and eerie presence is no laughing matter.
Alex Williams, the head of acquisitions at XYZ films released a personal statement on the film, and why exactly it was such an easy sell for him. He said:
“As an avid fan of seasonal horror (and the ‘Terrifier’ franchise), ‘The Mean One’ is exactly the kind of movie that makes it to my personal ‘nice list’. This film is an insanely great time with a ferociously subversive twist from David Howard Thornton – and XYZ Films is so proud to bring this iconic upcoming Christmas slasher to audiences this holiday season. »
While you might assume this movie will shoot in a few years, it actually comes out on December 15 this year. That means you’ll have plenty of time to recover from all your horrors in October before settling down on the couch with hot chocolate to watch your childhood get slaughtered.