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The First Trailer for The Grinch Horror Movie ‘The Mean One’ Releases and Fans ABSOLUTELY HATE It!

The First Trailer for The Grinch Horror Movie ‘The Mean One’ Releases and Fans ABSOLUTELY HATE It!

The month of horror and spook is almost behind us, but that does not mean we won’t have any more scare-fest this December because The Grinch is back. After messing up everyone’s Christmas holiday, the evil Grinch monster is going on a murder spree in the newest trailer for The Mean One.

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The Grinch in The Mean One trailer

This horror movie brings a nasty twist to Dr. Seuss’ fan-favorite character known for terrorizing the people of the humble sleepy Newville town. David Howard Thornton will star as The Grinch alongside Krystle Martin, Chase Mullins, John Bigham, and Erin Baker. Thornton also starred in the Terrifier movie as Art the Clown, so this character is not a strange role for him.

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First Look At The Grinch In ‘The Mean One’ Trailer

Director Steven LaMorte released the official trailer for The Mean One, a first look at the film, and a new character named Cindy-You-Know-Who. She will be avenging her parents’ death and putting a stop to the evil plans of The Grinch. Watch the trailer below:

XYZ Films acquired the rights to the movie, and manager Alex Williams wrote in a statement:

As a passionate fan of seasonal horror (and the TERRIFIER franchise), The Mean One is exactly the kind of film that lands on my personal “nice list.” This movie is a stunningly great time with a ferociously subversive turn from David Howard Thornton – and XYZ Films is so proud to be bringing this soon-to-be iconic Christmas slasher to audiences this holiday season.”

Horror remakes of favorite childhood movies aren’t new trends but have been gaining popularity over the past few years. Many upcoming horror flicks feature beloved characters turning into mad killers, such as Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey and Bambi: The Reckoning.

Rhys Frake-Waterfield helmed these slasher projects that are set for 2023 releases. It’s interesting to see people’s reactions regarding these horror remakes, and while many appreciate the horrific twists, others find them unoriginal.

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The Mean One starring David Howard Thornton

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The Mean One Trailer Receives Negative Feedbacks From Fans

People on Twitter are not loving the first look of The Mean One trailer. Check out these reactions below:

The rise of horror films based on existing characters and franchises opens an opportunity for artists and directors to be creative. The interesting part about these gory flicks is they deal with unspoken and serious themes such as grief, revenge, and trauma inflicted during childhood in a not-so-kid-friendly way.

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The Grinch returns this holiday season

Only time can tell if The Mean One sets the bar for seasonal horror films and remakes in general when it comes out this December 15, 2022.

Source: Screen Rant

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.