It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Halloween in FX's Spooky New Take on A Christmas Carol

Guy Pearce as Scrooge.
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The lyrics for beloved Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” very clearly affirm that “scary ghost stories” are just as much a part of the holiday season as “mistletoeing.” And if FX’s spin on the oft-adapted Dickens classic wants to lean into its horror elements, we are all for it.

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Guy Pearce stars as Scrooge (other cast members include Andy Serkis and What We Do in the Shadows’ Kayvan Novak) in what is most definitely a dark, dark take on A Christmas Carol, with Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy among its producers. Steven Knight (Locke, Serenity) directs. Check out this grim-as-hell trailer:

This is the place where Christmas comes to die,” indeed. A Christmas Carol premieres December 19 on FX.


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