A darker version of Winnie the Pooh and the Piglet is here and yes Blood and Honey is the horror version of the adorable Winnie the Pooh we remember from our childhood.
That is what occurs when a loved kid-friendly character comes out in the public domain, we convert them into movies like Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey and the Hundred Acre Wood which we reminisce will never be the same again
Details of this Winnie the Pooh Scary Flick
As per IMDB, the scary flick has been written and directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield. The upcoming film stars Maria Taylor, Chriss Cordell as Piglet and Amber Doig Thorne. As of now, not much has been revealed about this teen film which is produced by UK based Jagged Edge Productions.
The synopsis for the film- “It follows Pooh and Piglet as they go on a rampage after Christopher Robin abandons them.” The film is a horrifying retelling of the legend Winnie the Pooh.
WHAT THE FUCK?! WHO WATCHED/READ WINNIE THE POOH AS A CHILD AND THOUGHT "You know what? This will make a compelling horror film one day"?! https://t.co/cVUEfL2Qq6
— 🎵 RR: Reese's Geeses (@Kyiel_Reese) May 26, 2022
In an interview, the director/writer revealed that “Christopher Robin is pulled away from them, and he’s not [given] them food, it’s made Pooh and Piglet’s life quite difficult,” as he is off to college.
“Because they’ve had to fend for themselves so much, they’ve essentially become feral,” he added. “So they’ve gone back to their animal roots. They’re no longer tame: they’re like a vicious bear and pig who want to go around and try and find prey.”
First Look Images
The first look images from the ‘Winnie The Pooh’s horror version have been revealed and it is quite right for the fans to be concerned. As per Dread Central, the horror makeover of our beloved childhood character is an upcoming indie horror movie which represents the famous bear and piglet his sidekick in a very different light.
Four weeks ago the production house broke the news of the start of the shooting of the WINNIE THE POO: BLOOD AND HONEY. The first looks from the film indeed look dreadful.
What Paved the Way to this Horror Version ?
After glancing through the first look we do question how is this even possible? But this animated version of the adorable bear which we have seen in Disney cartoons has now been transformed.
The original 1926 source novel which was written by A.A. Milne entered the public domain only this year and now Pooh similar to Sherlock Holmes or Robin Hood can have its own versions as long as the elements of the story or characters added or owned by Disney are not used in the adaptation.
First look at horror film ‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.’ pic.twitter.com/UhVFp0S41h
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Since 1961 Disney has been the owner who owned Pooh but since the novel came into the public domain the scriptwriters can make their own stories which feature this lovable kids’ character.
Since the first look images were revealed the fans took to Twitter to express and comment on how they were divided about this horror version.
Winnie the Pooh is being made into a R-rated horror film. Yes, really.
This is why I love the public domain. pic.twitter.com/ZuEWwZ7WJg
— Crimson Mayhem #NewDeal4Animation (@Crimson_Mayhem_) May 25, 2022
One of them posted “The Winnie The Pooh Horror Movie is here to ruin your childhood,” while another joked that “The Winnie the Pooh horror movie looks like a rip off of the purge.”
everything don’t gotta be tampered with in the entertainment industry…. Turning Winnie the Pooh into a horror movie??? Is nothing sacred???? pic.twitter.com/SzlVrNNohB
— aco ⁱˢ ᴾʳᵒᵒᶠ (@wytd134340) May 26, 2022
Another one also posted “Winnie the Pooh was my childhood too. I have mixed feelings on this but I’d check it out just to get laughs out of it.”