The Mean One, a “violent slasher parody” that draws clear inspiration from the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, comes to VOD
XYZ Films gave director Steven LaMorte’s horror film The Mean One, a “violent slasher parody” that draws clear inspiration from the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a theatrical release in the U.S. last December. I watched the movie at the time, and you can read my 5/10 review at THIS LINK. If you didn’t catch The Mean One last year, you may be glad to hear that DeskPop Entertainment is now planning to give the film a VOD release on October 3rd!
LaMorte gave the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “We’re so excited to bring The Mean One to our amazing fans and audiences around the world with the team at Deskpop. Their specialty in working with genre films like ours make them the perfect partner for our unique brand of Christmas chaos!“
DeskPop’s Mat Levy added: “I am thrilled to bring one of the most talked about cinematic experiences of the year to audiences worldwide in time for both Halloween and Christmas. I assure you that your heart will grow three sizes for this film before getting pierced by a delicious candy cane spear.“
David Howard Thornton, who plays Art the Clown in the Terrifier movies, takes on the role of the Grinch-like title character in The Mean One, a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit, living on a mountain high above the festive small town of Frazier Park, despising the holiday season. Young Cindy You-Know-Who, whose parents were butchered by The Mean One twenty Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure.
Thornton is joined in the cast by Krystle Martin (They Live in the Grey), Chase Mullins (Bury Me Twice), John Bigham (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 2005), Erik Baker (One Step Away), Flip Kobler (American Drive-In), and Amy Schumacher (Unhoused: Based on True Stories). Kobler also wrote the screenplay for the film with Finn Kobler.
The Mean One comes to us from A Sleight of Hand Productions, Amy Rose Productions, and Kali Pictures. LaMorte and Schumacher produced the film with Martine Melloul. Jordan Rosner, Gato Scatena, and Zach Stampone served as executive producers.
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