Earlier this year, the copyrighting for beloved children’s book character Winnie the Pooh ended, giving it to the public domain. This means that the book character (not Disney version) of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet can be adapted into any media and form.
And, of course, the first adaptation is a horror film.
The first images of the film were released at the end of May to a shocked and confused fanbase, which included me. And, last week saw the first trailer of ‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’ revealed.
‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’ follows the beloved bear and his piglet friend in a completely new way, as the two friends go on a killing rampage after a college-bound Christopher Robin abandons them.
It should come as no surprise that, with a crazy premise such as this, the film is as low budget as possible. The acting looks terrible, and the pacing of the trailer suggests that the editor has never approached a film trailer before. However, curiosity still has a hold on me, and probably many others. Plus, the gore effects look good for a film about a killer Winnie the Pooh.
I grew up with Winnie the Pooh and have never seen the beloved character in this way before, and probably never will after this. However, while I am confused by its existence, I can’t help but still be intrigued despite the poor trailer. It’s such a strange film to exist but one where the creator of this clearly thought ‘why not?’. Whether that’s admirable or not depends on the individual.
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