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

Monday, November 28, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

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 spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.