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Grinch horror-parody “THE MEAN ONE” gets a trailer

Monday, November 28, 2022 | Uncategorized


The man behind Art the Clown is now perverting another figure of fun.

THE MEAN ONE, a horrific takeoff on a certain green-furred Christmas kid-lit character, is now set for release in U.S. theaters December 9 from Atlas Film Distribution. Directed by Steven LaMorte and written by Flip and Finn Kobler, it stars the TERRIFIER films’ David Howard Thornton, Krystle Martin, Chase Mullins, John Bigham, Erik Baker, Flip Kobler and Amy Schumacher.  The synopsis: “The Mean One [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 [Martin], whose parents were butchered by The Mean One 20 Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure…but when the Mean One launches a new reign of terror that threatens to destroy Christmas, Cindy finds a bold new purpose–trapping and killing the monster.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).