Thanks to Atlas Film Distribution, Steven LaMorte‘s holiday slasher parody, The Mean One, is coming to theaters on December 9, 2022. And we can’t wait to see the Grinch steal lives and Christmas this year.
Read the full synopsis below:
The Mean One (David Howard Thornton) is a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit, living on a mountain high above the town of Newville, despising the holiday season. Young Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were butchered by The Mean One twenty Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure. But when the killer launches a new reign of terror that threatens to destroy Christmas, Cindy finds a bold new purpose – trapping and killing the monster.
Now, watch the bloody new trailer:
In The Mean One, David Howard Thornton (Terrifier 2‘s Art the Clown) once again plays another new slasher icon. Thornton is able to really transform himself not just through make-up, but through his terrifying physicality. Holiday aficionados who think they know the original tale are in for a very big surprise.
LaMorte directed The Mean One with a script by Flip and Finn Kobler. Thornton, Krystle Martin, Chase Mullins, John Bigham, Erik Baker, Flip Kobler, and Amy Schumacher star in the film. A co-production between A Sleight of Hand Productions, Amy Rose Productions, and Kali Pictures, Schumacher, LaMorte, and Martine Melloul produced the film. Executive Producers are Jordan Rosner, Gato Scatena, and Zach Stampone.