New horror flick Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey

Winnie-the-Pooh, the cuddly and intelligent bear, is not the first character one would think of when cast as the murderous villain of a slasher film. So it was curious indeed when images and footage from an R-rated horror film with the ominous title “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” went viral online in 2022.

yellow cute animal and his best friends

After the copyright on Alan Alexander Milne’s classic children’s book “Winnie-the-Pooh” expired on January 1, 2022, the character became part of the public domain. As a result, since then, anyone can use and depict the iconic figure as they wish. The first images of “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” revealed in May last year. The idea of a slasher film starring the yellow furry animal and his best friend, Piglet – also wild and bloodthirsty – met with mixed reactions on the web. Some found Pooh’s mutation into a murderer funny, while others called for the film to banned.

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According to box office mojo

Despite poor reviews, the film proved to a box office hit. The low-budget production, made with only $100,000 (€94,165), originally planned for a streaming-only release and just one day in theaters. But according to Box Office Mojo, after an initial release in Mexico on January 27 and in the US and various countries on February 15, it has already earned over $3 million at the global box office.

British director told The Associated Press

In the film, an adult Christopher Robin returns to the Hundred Acre Wood, where his childhood friends Winnie-the-Pooh and others live. However, Pooh and Piglet have turned out to be murderous creatures. The difference between Scary Pooh and the original is obvious: instead of a red T-shirt, he wears a lumberjack shirt, and Pooh wears a mask and rubber gloves. The film’s director, Rice Freck-Waterfield said he has also received death threats from Winnie-the-Pooh fans. But at the same time, the British director told The Associated Press that he was completely overwhelmed by the film’s surprise success.

“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” the first horror film

In Ivan Reitman’s popular 1984 horror comedy “Ghostbusters”, the antagonist of the Chaotic Hero Squad, an ancient malevolent deity named Gojar, a fictional advertising figure for candy popular in the United States, attacks New York as a giant marshmallow man. does. Although the Ghost Hunters’ opponent is constantly smiling, he is determined to destroy everything in his path.

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