A dark retelling of the classic story of Winnie the Pooh, the independent horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey reimagines the beloved characters as homicidal maniacs, and the film’s viral Internet success led to an upcoming theatrical release. THR reports today that Fathom Events will present the film in US theaters on February 15, 2023.
The problem? Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey will play for ONE NIGHT-ONLY.
THR notes: “In the meantime, Altitude has acquired blood and honey for the United Kingdom, the Mexican channel Cinemex plans to broadcast it on several hundred screens and in Canada, the chain of channels Cineplex releases the film. The Hollywood Reporter understands that several other territories are also planning theatrical releases.
Rhys Frake-Waterfield directed the next horror movie for Jagged Edge Productions.
In this version of the classic story, Christopher Robin heads off to college and he dumps his old friends, which then leads to the duo embracing their inner monsters.
“Christopher Robin is distant from them, and he is not [given] their food, it made life for Pooh and Piglet quite difficult,” Waterfield recently told Varietydetailing the plot.
“‘Cause they had to fend for themselves so much, they basically went wild“, continued the filmmaker. “So they have returned to their animal roots. They are no longer tamed: they are like a bear and a vicious pig who want to walk around and try to find prey.
Waterfield also noted in his conversation with Variety that although Tigger and Eeyore do not appear in the film due to copyright issues, the story in his mind is that Pooh and Piglet are so hungry that they have ate Eeyore somewhere along the way. Yes, it’s that kind of movie.
Amber Doig-Thorne, Maria Taylorand Danielle Scott star in the horror movie, which is possible thanks to the original story slipping into the public domain. What a time to live!