Get ready for a Halloween treat as The Mean One slashes its way to your screens as the digital release date for the film has been announced.
This film puts a wicked spin on Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, turning the beloved character into a ruthless killer in a Santa suit. The story follows Cindy You-Know-Who, who survived the Mean One’s attack as a child and witnessed her mother’s death.
Now, she returns to Newville with her father, and her worst nightmare returns to haunt her again.
Upon its release, The Mean One sparked much controversy online for its dark, twisted take on a children’s tale.
Nearly a year after its release in theaters, The Mean One is set to be available for digital streaming and purchase. You can watch the green menace terrorize Whoville from October 3, when The Mean One hits video-on-demand platforms, Blu-ray and DVD.
The Mean One was supposed to be a decent horror flick, but it was a dud with the critics. They gave it a measly 20% on Rotten Tomatoes, saying it was poorly acted and too serious for its own good.
The audience score was not much better either, at 49%. However, the movie had one bright spot: Thornton’s performance as the Mean One. He was exceptional and was praised heavily for being a terrifying and ruthless killer, just like he was as Art the Clown.
Although the film didn’t please critics, it has the potential to become a hit as it hits the OTT platforms.
The movie earned over $612k in a limited release of 162 screens, showing that people were curious about the film. Moreover, with a broader audience and a timely release for Halloween, the movie might perform in a way that no one expected.
The Mean One could also become a cult classic because it started a bizarre new trend of childhood characters reimagined with a gory, horror undertone. With more projects like this in the pipeline, such as a Bambi slasher spin-off, this film might become a trendy cult classic in the next twenty years!
About The Mean One
The Mean One is an upcoming American Christmas slasher comedy film directed by Steven LaMorte and written by Flip and Finn Kobler. The film stars David Howard Thornton, with Krystle Martin, Chase Mullins, John Bigham, Erik Baker, Flip Kobler, and Amy Schumacher in supporting roles.
It is a horror parody of the 1957 children’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss, and follows the eponymous character as he goes on a murderous rampage in a sleepy mountain town during the holiday season.