A little indie horror film titled, “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” wrapped earlier this month, just five months after A.A. Milne’s original “Winnie the Pooh” stories lapsed into the public domain territory. And the first look at the upcoming slasher has taken the internet by storm!
The first stills show a not so cuddly, lovable Pooh and Piglet hauntingly stalking a woman relaxing in a hot tub and the plot reads as follows; Pooh and Piglet go on a rampage after Christopher Robin abandons them.
Director Rhys Waterfield, who also wrote and co-produced the film, says, “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” will see Pooh and Piglet as “the main villains…going 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,” 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.”
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Waterfield, also told Variety in an interview, who is in post-production on four other films including “Firenado” and “Demonic Christmas Tree,” that the response to the stills has been “absolutely crazy.”
“Because of all the press and stuff, we’re just going to start expediting the edit and getting it through post production as fast as we can,” said Waterfield. “But also, making sure it’s still good. It’s gonna be a high priority.”
Waterfield's company Jagged Edge Productions, which he runs with co-producer Scott Jeffrey, made the film, and ITN Studios have already signed on to distribute it.
There is no release date at this time.