Blood and Honey’ film can be blamed on public domain

Oh, bother.

Just when you thought 2022 couldn’t get weirder, the slasher movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” dropped its first blood-filled trailer Wednesday. Drop the mic, or the bloody sledgehammer.

The horror film features a deranged version of the honey- and hug-loving Pooh Bear, along with best friend Piglet, the very-much-alive stuffed animals depicted in author AA Milne’s beloved children’s books.

Only in “Blood and Honey,” Pooh is silent, wielding knives and chloroform, while angrily seeking revenge against his onetime human BFF Christopher Robin (and some random woman in a hot tub, this being a cheesy slasher film, after all).

How is it even possible that this is happening to the silly old bear who famously said “A hug is always the right size”? And will Disney, which acquired the rights to the Pooh characters back in 1961, be out for blood?

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What is ‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’ based on?

The movie is (very) loosely based on Milne’s famous characters.

Director Rhys Waterfield, who also wrote and co-produced the film, told Variety in May that “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” is a horror film starring Pooh and Piglet as “the main villains going on a rampage” after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin. While Robin was away at school, the two once-lovable pals turned “feral” in their quest for food and survival. “It’s made Pooh and Piglet’s life quite difficult,” Waterfield said.

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