The Mean One is a 2022 American Christmas slasher film directed by Steven LaMorte and written by Flip and Finn Kobler.
The film is a horror parody of the 1957 children's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss, starring David Howard Thornton as the titular character, with Krystle Martin, Chase Mullins, John Bigham, Erik Baker, Flip Kobler, and Amy Schumacher in supporting roles.
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It follows a young woman on a mission to defend her town from a green homicidal humanoid creature on a murderous rampage during the holiday season. Because the film is an unauthorized parody, it never uses the language of the original book.
Where to Watch the Mean One
As of now, the only way to see The Mean One is to go to a theatre when it premieres on Friday, December 9, 2022. You can find a local showing on Fandango.
Otherwise, you'll have to wait for it to be available for rent or purchase on digital platforms such as Vudu, YouTube, Amazon, and Apple, or for streaming on Peacock.
Will the Mean One Be on Hbo Max?
No, The Mean One will not be available on HBO Max because it is not a Warner Bros. production.
Previously, the company released its movies on HBO Max and in theatres on the same day, but they have since stopped and implemented a 45-day window between the theatrical and streaming releases.
Will the Mean One Be on Netflix?
No, The Mean One will not be available on Netflix anytime soon, as it will be heading straight to Peacock after its theatrical release.
In the meantime, you'll have to wait for it to become available on the NBCUniversal-owned streaming service.
Is the Mean One on Hulu?
Hulu subscribers will need to look elsewhere for ‘The Mean One,' as it is not available on the streaming service.
You can also watch other Christmas movies on Hulu, such as ‘Santa Who?' and ‘Santa Claus: The Movie.'
Is the Mean One on Amazon Prime?
‘The Mean One is not available on Amazon Prime Video.
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But don't let that deter you from exploring other options on the streaming giant. You might enjoy watching ‘Jack Frost.'
How to Watch ‘The Mean One': Showtimes and Streaming Status
I'm sure we've all heard of the Grinch. Most of us first met the sassy green grump when Jim Carrey portrayed the iconic title character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000. The film was based on Dr. Seuss' 1957 children's book of the same name, and the Grinch has since become a Christmas staple.
Even if you haven't seen the movie, you've undoubtedly seen the plethora of Grinch merchandise that hits the shelves each year during the holiday season. The misanthropic threat is well known.
However, when the horror parody The Mean One hits theatres this December, it's safe to say that a whole new side of the much-loved character will be revealed.
David Howard Thornton (best known as Art the Clown in the Terrifier franchise) will play The Mean One, a bloodthirsty version of the Grinch.
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Krystle Martin (The Uncanny) plays Cindy You-Know-Who, Amy Schumacher (Nightwatch) plays Mayor McBean (Schumacher's company co-produced the film), and Chase Mullins (Driven) plays Officer Burke is also in the cast. Christopher Sanders (Nightwatch) narrates the film, which was directed by Steven LaMorte.