Trailer Talk: The Banana Splits Movie
I rarely use the phrase ‘childhood ruined’…however, this particular trailer would definitely fit the definition of that!
‘The Banana Splits Movie’ is loosely based on the TV characters from the 1960’s show, and is being distributed by Warner Bros and the Syfy channel. In the film, young boy Harley and his family attend a TV broadcast of The Banana Splits. However, things take an unexpected turn and the body count starts rising. In case you couldn’t tell, yes, this is a horror film.
Ruined childhood aside, this film just looks like an entertaining B-movie. While the acting is passable for a horror film of this genre, the set and props looks impressive. However, this does remind me of the horror game franchise ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’.
The costumed people has been replaced with animatronics that decide to start killing people; a plot that is extremely similar to the game series that started in 2014. Furthermore, the FNAF series is still in the works, and was originally going to be distributed by Warner Bros; is it possible that this script was intended for ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’? I don’t doubt it.
‘The Banana Splits Movie’ will premiere on the Syfy Channel later this year.
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was an American hour-long, packaged television variety program featuring the Banana Splits, a fictional rock band composed of four funny animal characters. The costumed hosts of the show are Fleegle (guitar, vocals), Bingo (drums, vocals), Drooper (bass, vocals) and Snorky (keyboards, effects).
The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera, and ran for 31 episodes on NBC Saturday mornings, from September 7, 1968, to September 5, 1970, and in syndication from 1971 to 1982. The costumes and sets were designed by Sid and Marty Krofft, and the series’ sponsor was Kellogg’s Cereals. The show features both live action and animated segments, and was Hanna-Barbera’s first foray into mixing live action with animation. A 2019 R-rated horror adaptation has been announced, which will be released on DVD and digital in summer 2019, with an airing on the Syfy channel coming later in the year.
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