Winnie-The-Pooh Goes On A Murderous Rampage In Upcoming Horror Film
If you've had magical recollections of this beloved Disney icon, you may want to reassess these wholesome ideas
Going viral over the past weekend, Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey is an upcoming horror movie based on a couple of Disney legends, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, who seem to lose their sanity.
Nevertheless, some of the most disturbing references include the mention of other characters we've known to be associated with the Hundred Acre Wood.
After Christopher Robin abandons Pooh Bear and Piglet to go to college, it seems as though something snaps in these lovable icons
In a recent interview with Variety, the director of the upcoming film, Rhys Frake-Waterfield, noted how the movie mainly follows Pooh and Piglet as "the main villains... going on a rampage."
Divulging into the details, he stated, "Christopher Robin is pulled away from them, and he's not [given] them food, it's made Pooh and Piglet's life quite difficult."
"Because they've had to fend for themselves so much, they've essentially become feral. 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 to find prey."
Shot in a span of 10 days in England, the film was even filmed near the actual forest that was the inspiration for Hundred Acre Wood
A balance between horror and comedy, Rhys revealed that the movie is based on the out-of-copyright book characters that will not be in any way or form associated with Disney.
"When you see the cover for this and you see the trailer and the stills and all that, there's no way anyone is going to think this is a child's version of it," said the director.
Avoiding particular copyright issues, there was an assurance that the characters of Pooh and Piglet are actually based on the 1926 versions of Winnie-the-Pooh, per the original story by Alan Alexander Martin.
"We've tried to be extremely careful," stated Rhys.
Such copyright issues contribute to the reason that additional characters from the novel do not appear in the production, such as Tigger and Eeyore. Among others, Tigger is a character that could be interpreted as that under copyright, therefore he was excluded. These reasons also answer the questions as to why Pooh is wearing a lumberjack suit instead of his usual red crop-top, and Piglet is clad in black.
While other characters such as Eeyore may be included in the movie, the most that was revealed was his tombstone, due to the fact that Pooh and Piglet had murdered and ate the donkey. Yes, you read that correctly.
While a release date has yet to be determined, rest assured that this wacky and out-of-the-water movie will probably garner some attention
In his own words, Rhys mentioned that audiences "should not be expecting this to be a Hollywood-level production."
We'd add to that sentiment by noting how this movie will probably mess with your childhood brain for awhile, so tune in at your own expense.