CHICAGO — As if the Grinch wasn’t creepy enough, he will soon star in his own horror movie.
XYZ Films will be releasing “The Mean One” for free online Dec. 15, according to Deadline. The Christmas-hating Grinch from Whoville is getting a slasher film makeover and it has the internet in a frenzy.
According to IMBD, Cindy Lou Who has her parents murdered and her Christmas stolen by a blood thirsty green figure in a Santa suit. When the Grinch starts to terrorize the town and threatens to ruin the holiday, she finds a new purpose: trapping and killing the beast.
The movie will star David Howard Thornton as the titular character.
The Grinch is no stranger to remakes. The original animated movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” was released in 1966. This ghoul’s favorite adaption is the 2000 live action Jim Carrey version “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The most recent is 2018’s “The Grinch” staring Benedict Cumberbatch.
It is unknown which streaming service “The Mean One” will be released on.
“The Mean One” follows what appears to be a trend of reimagining children’s movies as horror films. “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” is reportedly set to be released this year. The movie follows Pooh and Piglet as they go on a murderous rampage after being abandoned by Christopher Robin.