Our childhood idols Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Christopher Robin have always been the best of friends, but what happens when Christopher abandons them? Apparently, they become sadistic killers who are hungry for human flesh.
In the first trailer of the upcoming slasher film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, it shows Pooh and Piglet like you've never seen them before: completely unhinged, feral, and out for blood.
The film follows Pooh and Piglet becoming dangerously wild and hungry after the food supply that Christopher Robin gives them runs out after he goes to college and desers them completely. This causes Pooh and Piglet to kill and eat Eeyore, Tigger and their other friends.
After Christopher returns to the forest alongside his new wife, instead of a heartwarming reunion, he receives the shock of his life as Pooh and Piglet set their eyes on killing them and a group of university girls who are renting a rural cabin.
The film will be produced by Jagged Edge Productions, a UK-based film studio that specializes in horror, and will be directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield.
In an interview with Variety, the director said that the biggest challenge of the film was having a good balance of horror and comedy.
"When you try and do a film like this, and it’s a really wacky concept, it’s very easy to go down a route where nothing is scary and it’s just really ridiculous and really, like, stupid. And we wanted to go between the two," Waterfield said.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey was made possible because A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh characters have entered the public domain, meaning anyone is allowed to create their original interpretations of the bear and use them in any creative work.
However, Disney’s famous version of Pooh wearing a red shirt is still protected by copyright, which is what led Waterfield to change the characters' attire in their horror version of the story.
“We’ve tried to be extremely careful. We knew there was this line between that, and we knew what their copyright was and what they’ve done. So we did as much as we could to make sure [that the film] was only based on the 1926 version of it," Waterfield told Variety.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is set to be released worldwide on DVD and video-on-demand later this year.