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New trailer for horror movie ‘The Mean One’ that turns the Grinch into a savage killer is out

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5 December 2022 4:23PM

Earlier this year it was announced that the Christmas villain the Grinch will be turning into a murderous villain in a slasher-horror movie called ‘The Mean One’. Now, a trailer has dropped for that movie, giving us a glimpse of Dr Suess’s green festive hater going on a Christmas rampage.

“Remember that story about Cindy You-know-who?” a narrator starts the trailer. “When her Christmas was stolen she knew what to do. But what if I said that’s not how it went down?” we hear, before a quick flash of the new look Grinch with glowing red eyes. 

‘The Mean One’ will be released for free online on December 15th if you want to give it a watch. 

The IMBD page for the film gives us a bit more information on what we can expect. 

“The Mean One is a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit, living on a mountain high above the town of Newville, despising the holiday season,” it says. 

“Young Cindy You-Know-Who, whose parents were butchered by The Mean One 20 Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure… but is about to discover that this fiend with a heart two sizes two small is still quite eager to carve the roast beast.”

Alex Williams, a manager working for the company producing the film says he loves all things ‘slasher’ and can’t wait for viewers to watch his mean green machine in action.

“As a passionate fan of seasonal horror, ‘The Mean One’ is exactly the kind of film that lands on my personal ‘nice list’,” he said in a statement. 

“This movie is a stunningly great time with a ferociously subversive turn from David Howard Thornton [the actor portraying the Grinch] - and XYZ Films is so proud to be bringing this soon-to-be iconic Christmas slasher to audiences this holiday season.”