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GrinchSanta’s blood-red coat isn’t the only crimson stain to grace the halls this holiday season. Inspired by the classic Dr. Seuss children’s story, the hairy green villain returns in a new film from XYZ Films. a parody of a horror film. “The Mean One” got its name from the song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” originally performed by Thurl Ravenscroft in the 1966 animated television special How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” — reinterprets the story of the infamous Grinch, draining all children’s whims and replacing them terrible plot resulting in mounds of bloody snow.

If Dr. Seuss’ original Grinch was as gentle as a cactus and as charming as an eel, it seems that director Stephen Lamorth’s Wicked (David Howard Thornton) is just who Cindy (Krystle Martin) may have to fend off 39- and -a half-foot pole. “In a sleepy mountain town, Cindy [You-Know-Who] her parents were murdered and her Christmas was stolen by a bloodthirsty green figure in a red Santa suit—the Evil One,” according to the film’s IMDb page. “But when a ravenous creature that hates Christmas begins to terrorize the town and threaten to ruin the holiday, she finds a new purpose: to catch and kill the monster.”

Does “gluttonous” mean that the Evil One’s version of the “roast beast” is not a chicken or turkey, but rather that he makes a meal of his victims after killing them? It seems likely. But with Cindy You-Know-Who—a pun on Cindy Lou Who—seeking revenge, the serial killer’s reign of terror may finally come to an end.

The cast of “Zlaya”.

In addition to David Howard Thornton, known as Art the Clown in the Terrifier film series, and Crystal Martin as Cindy You-Know-Who, The Mean One also stars Chase Mullins as Officer Burke, writer Flip Kobler in stars Lou and Amy Schumacher as Mayor McBean. The film will also star Christopher Sanders as the Narrator; John Bigham; Eric Baker; Robert Di Tiglio as Don; Rachel Winfrey as Bartender; Stephen Busby and Jesse Holder Tourtelot as news anchors; Alison Seraboff as Nurse; Whit Spurgeon as the bus driver; Ernie Charles as Therapist; Stephanie Bates as Stephanie; Christine Di Tiglio as Martha; Victoria Hippolyta as a waitress named Emily; Alexandra Vaughan as a tourist; Andrew Fultz as Santa Claus 2; and Robin Akerstrand as the creature performer The Mean One.

The Mean One release date.

As a gift to horror fans, XYZ Films plans to release “The Mean One,” written by Finn Kobler and Flip Kobler, for free everywhere on Dec. 15. The production company did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for further comment on the film. .