Grinch-Focused Horror Parody 'The Mean One' Releases On VOD Via DeskPop Entertainment (Exclusive)

Grinch-Focused Horror Parody ‘The Mean One’ Releases On VOD Via DeskPop Entertainment (Exclusive)

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The horror comedy centered around the Grinch The bad he’s going home.

The film, which began as a trailer that has exploded into a viral sensation, is being picked up by DeskPop Entertainment, who will be releasing the title Oct. 3 on VOD.

Directed by Steven La Morte, A bad one is part of a recent spate of horror film-spawning titles that offer murderous takes on beloved children’s classics. Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey it was a recent hit.

A bad one features David Howard Thornton, known for playing Art the Clown in Terrifying film, as a familiar-looking green-skinned hustler in a Santa suit, who lives on a mountain high above the small town of Newville.

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The screenplay by LaMorte, Flip Kobler and Finn Kobler focuses on Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were butchered by the Mean One 20 Christmases earlier, returning to town to demand closure. When The Mean One launches a new reign of terror that threatens to destroy Christmas, Cindy finds a bold new purpose – to trap and slay the monster.

A bad oneThe popularity of stemmed from a trailer that garnered more than 35 million views, as well as extensive coverage ranging from The Drew Barrymore Show at FoxNews. It was released in theaters on December 9, 2022 in Regal Cinemas.

“We are so excited to bring The bad to our amazing fans and audience worldwide with the Deskpop team,” LaMorte said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Their specialty in working with genre films like ours makes them the perfect partner for our unique brand of Christmas mayhem!”

DeskPop, which holds the worldwide sales rights to the title, offers a mix of bookstore titles and low-budget genre fare.

“I am thrilled to bring one of the most talked about cinematic experiences of the year to audiences around the world in time for both Halloween and Christmas,” said Mat Levy, vice president of DeskPop. “I assure you your heart will grow three sizes for this film before being pierced with a delicious cotton candy spear.”