All eyes may be on Halloween this month, but believe it or not, Christmas isn’t far off. A new film announced by XYZ Films seeks to combine the two holidays.
According ComicBook.comthe company has announced a new slasher movie for December called The mean one. Grinch bosses all know the reference and, indeed, XYZ put the iconic Christmas character in a horror movie.
The studio says they adapted Dr. Suess’ 1957 book, How the Grinch Stole Christmasin a chilling parody directed by creepy starring David Howard Thornton. “As an avid fan of seasonal horror (and creepy franchise), The mean one is exactly the kind of movie that makes it to my personal ‘nice list’,” XYZ Films Director of Acquisitions and Development Alex Williams said in a statement announcing the release.
“This film is an incredibly brilliant moment with a ferociously subversive twist from David Howard Thornton,” Williams continued. “And XYZ Films is so proud to bring this iconic upcoming Christmas slasher to audiences this holiday season.” The slasher is written by Flip and Finn Kobler, and will star Thornton, John Bigham, Erik Baker, Chase Mullins, Flip Kobler, and Amy Schumacher.
While the official trailer is yet to be released, the studio teased what to expect with a synopsis: “The mean one is a furry, green-skinned curmudgeon in a Santa costume, living on a mountain above the town of Newville, despising the holiday season. Young Cindy You-Know-Who, whose parents were massacred by The Mean One twenty Christmases ago, returns to town to seek closure… only to find that this demon with a heart two sizes too small is still eager enough to carve the roast beast.
See you on December 15.