Who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh? Honestly, the creation of author A.A. Milne is one of my all-time favorites, finding his eternal quest for honey, the many friendships and adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, a comforting treat. I don’t want people to fuck with Pooh, but now that the character is in the public domain…well, it was inevitable that somebody would. I just didn’t expect it would be so soon, and certainly not by turning him into a slasher.
The horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey by filmmaker Rhys Waterfield has wrapped shooting, and the first official stills are here. They feature a monstrous version of Pooh, alongside a grotesque take on his little pal Piglet. In one image, they look like they are about to do something ghastly to a woman in a hot tub. I don’t even want to know.
According to Waterfield in a Variety interview, Pooh and Piglet are “the main villains…going on a rampage” caused by Christopher Robin’s abandonment.
“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,” Waterfield continued. “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 and find prey.”
I. Can’t. Even. Look at what they’ve done to my boy!!!
The film stars Craig David Dowsett as Pooh, Chris Cordell as Piglet, Maria Taylor as Maria, Danielle Ronald as Zoe, May Kelly as Tina, Natasha Tosini as Lara, and Amber Doig-Thorne as Alice.
Now excuse me while I go watch the amazing 2011 animated Winnie the Pooh to scrub these images out of my brain.