By Micheleen Martin | 7 seconds ago
So… did you know that Winnie the Pooh is now in the public domain? Yeah. He is. And someone who’s apparently been under all of our radars for a while now took advantage of that and made a horror movie based on the icon. We don’t joke, we don’t lie and we have the photos to prove it. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honeya horror movie and what appears to be a slasher movie, is a real thing and it’s on its way.
As dread center and others have reported, Winnie the Pooh: blood and honey is an upcoming horror movie and yes, it’s real. He has a IMDb page, production photos, the whole shebang. There are very few details available about the film, although it is clearly an independent film and the photos give the impression that it follows very familiar horror tropes: young adults in a remote area, attacks occurring when the victims are the sexiest, and the bad guys dressed like stereotypical country people. You can see the pictures below.
According to Dread Central, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey will be a horror “retelling” of the history we all know best. As you can see in the third image, a slasher version of Winnie’s beloved piglet will also be involved in Honeyblood. With few movie details available, we don’t yet know if there will be villainous versions of Roo, Kanga, or Tigger as well. We don’t even want to imagine what a slasher version of Eeyore would be like.
IMDb lists Rhys Frake-Waterfield as the director of the Winnie the Pooh horror movie, and despite having a presence on social media, he devotes surprisingly little to promoting the upcoming film. His only direct references to blood and honey are in his instagram stories. One of the videos shows the Winnie actor doing a number of costume dances, including the Floss and the Robot.
It is tempting to assume that Frake-Waterfield did everything possible to keep the Winnie the Pooh under-the-radar horror film in fear of the notoriously contentious Disney. As explained by Temple University, with Winnie the Pooh in the public domain, the character can be used by anyone, although Disney still has their specific version of the character. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean Disney wouldn’t pursue legal action. We’re going to take a chance and assume that the media giant has more lawyers and resources at its disposal than the cast and crew of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. If they thought they could prove too close a resemblance to their version of the overeating bear, they might take a chance. Long before Disney included Marvel under its banner, for example, they successfully forced the comic book company to alter Howard the Duck by threatening legal action for alleged resemblances to Donald Duck.
There is no word on when the Winnie the Pooh horror movie will be released. Dread Central says the film is currently in post-production. You can bet we’ll be on the lookout for any updates, including production shots of a decapitated Christopher Robin or maybe a giant Eeyore destroying a small town.