We all remember Winnie The Pooh, the fun little bear, and his adventures through 100 Arce Woods with Christopher Robin, Piglet, and the others. Well, it turns out, that Pooh had an evil side, a very evil side.
So the story looks the same as Christopher Robin, the one with Ewan McGregor, but this time when Christopher leaves the 100 Acre Wood the animals don’t stay cute and cuddly. They turn feral and develop a taste for blood. I have to say, the production actually looks pretty good, a lot better than most of the horror that’s churned out lately.
A A Milne’s beloved character has now fallen into the public domain, so director Rhys Frake-Waterfield got to writing a version of the story as a horror. He says Pooh and Piglet go:
“…on a rampage after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin. 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 and find prey.”
If you know me, and Shawn, we like our extreme cinema and pretty much anything that isn’t the bog standard Hollywood norm, so personally I’m up for watching Pooh go feral.
Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey will be released later this year and will make a perfect Christmas gift if you are trying to scare your children.