The Grinch is getting a scary makeover this Christmas in a similar vein to Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey.
Since the A.A. Milne masterpiece entered the public domain this year, fans have already witnessed the popular children’s figure Winnie the Pooh turn into a psychotic serial killer in Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. The Grinch, a grumpy green Christmas hater, now appears to be taking a bad turn in the new horror film The Mean One. The Grinch will change into a dangerous threat throughout the holiday season.
The Grinch has previously appeared on TV and in movies, with Jim Carrey portraying the role in a live-action adaptation, Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the part in a recent animated film, and horror legend Boris Karloff providing the voice for the original 1966 animated TV special. This time, it appears that the unfunny green creature is not seeming to amuse the youngsters.
According to Bloody Disgusting, The Mean One, starring Terrifier’s David Howard Thornton in the title role, would mock and distort the beloved tale How The Grinch Stole Christmas while keeping some of its original elements.
The description describes The Mean One (David Howard Thornton) as a hairy, green-skinned curmudgeon who despises the holiday season and lives on a mountain above the town of Newville.
Twenty Christmases after The Mean One slaughtered her parents, young Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin) is returning to the town to find closure. but will soon learn that this devil with a heart two sizes too tiny is nonetheless quite eager to cut the roast beast.
The Mean One follows Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, which turned Pooh and Piglet into savage monsters, as the second film this year to have a beloved children’s character is changed into a terrifying killer.
These films, which were released quickly after one another, are practically creating a new subgenre that may lead to the R-rating of many more beloved children’s characters for the amusement of adults.
The film’s distributor, XYZ Films, announced in a statement that Alex Williams, Manager of Acquisitions and Development, said: