The unofficial Grinch horror movie sets December release date

With just over a month until Christmas, the Grinch is getting ready to smash through the snow in the unofficial slasher parody The mean. Atlas Film Distribution revealed that the absurdist horror film will star Art the Clown himself, David Howard Thornton (more terrible), as a classic dr seuss Character will arrive with plenty of time to rack up some kills before the big day. Along with the release of a terrifying new poster, the film is now set to hit theaters on December 9th.


The mean marks the fourth adaptation of the classic Christmas Carol by Dr. Seuss, though this iteration of the Grinch is the meanest, greenest he’s ever been. Directed by bury me twice helmet Steven La Morte, the film is set in the small town of Newville, where a green monster lurks menacingly in his home in the mountains above. Every holiday season, the beast dons a red Santa suit and pays a visit to the village to wreak havoc among its citizens. Young Cindy You-Know-Who lost both of her parents to the monster twenty years ago and has now returned to Newville in search of revenge. With the grumpy, green-skinned menace ready to kill again, Cindy must find a way to defeat him before he can ruin Christmas.

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The official poster turns the holiday icon into a twisted mockery of what everyone knows. He wields a butcher knife that reflects the reflection of his screaming victim and wears his traditional red suit and hat for the holidays. His trademark wide, sinister grin is barely visible behind the knife. Despite being an unauthorized adaptation, it looks like Lamorte and Thornton are having a lot of fun turning the Grinch into a murderous psychopath, using all of the attributes associated with him to make him even scarier.

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Image via Atlas Film Distribution

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flip and Finn Koebler wrote the screenplay for The mean with Flip, which should also appear on the screen in the film. The producer joins him to round out the cast Amy Schumacher Next Track Mullins, John Bighamand Eric Baker. The film is a co-production of A Sleight of Hand Productions, Amy Rose Productions and Kali Pictures with Schumacher, LaMorte and Martine Meloul as single producers on board. Executive producers include Jordan Roesner, Gato Scatenaand Zach Stampone.

The mean is the latest in a series of children’s horror films that have resurfaced in recent years. So far, The banana splits came back with me The Banana Split Movie who turned the cuddly gang of animal rock stars into a gang of animatronic killers for a horror comedy. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey has also made waves ahead of its release next year for the sheer absurdity of Pooh’s transformation, the adorable innocent bear EH shepherd and AA Milne, into a monster. With the Grinch now making the jump to horror, he’ll bring a festive flavor to the genre of horror based on childhood icons just in time for Christmas.

We’re still waiting for a trailer for The mean. With just a few weeks left until its December 9 release, a look at the film beyond the newly released poster could be forthcoming very soon.

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