The Grinch Horror Comedy Film Releases Free This Holiday Season

A new horror movie, The Mean One, will parody the Grinch this holiday season, and fans won’t have to pay to see this Christmas flick.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a holiday classic for the ages. Parodied and adapted for the screen countless times, the classic Dr. Seuss book will now be parodied in a horror movie: The mean one.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has been delighting audiences since 1957. The classic Dr. Seuss tale tells the story of the Grinch, a petty creature who hates everything, Christmas above all else. While setting out to steal Christmas from the Whos in Whoville, the Grinch finds that the spirit of Christmas was inside of the Whos all along and his heart grows three sizes from this revelation. The book was adapted as an animated television special in 1966, narrated by Boris Karloff. It was later adapted for the screen in 2000 by Ron Howard, starring Jim Carrey in a live-action version of the character. A recent animated version featuring Benedict Cumberbatch was released in 2018.


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According to Deadline, audiences will next see a horror parody of the tale in The mean one. XYZ Films has picked up director Steven’s violent slasher parody La Morte. The film will be released for free online on December 15, just in time for Christmas. The mean one will star David Howard Thornton as a “hairy green-skinned grump” living above the party town of Frazier Park.

The character hates the holiday season and seeks to wreak havoc during Christmas time while dressed in a Santa Claus outfit. the grinch the parody will join the ranks of other anti-Christmas movies as the curmudgeon goes on a slasher binge for Christmas. Unfortunately for Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), her holiday horror coincided with her return to Frazier Park, where her parents were murdered by the Inhuman Killer 20 years earlier.

The film looks like a promising parody of the classic Christmas tale. What was shown of the Grinch-like killer looks very close to Carrey’s version of The Grinch, which some fans have previously found unsettling, including Carrey, who found the costume so uncomfortable he had to undergo training anti-torture led by a navy seal.

As the season is full of Christmas movies, some prefer to tackle the horror flicks over the more traditional, heartwarming movies that hit the airwaves every year. The mean one seems like a fun title for those who want a little more thrill in their Yuletide season.

The mean one is released on December 15, 2022 from XYZ Films.

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Source: Deadline

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