Strange things can start to happen when beloved characters slip into the public domain, and upcoming horror movie Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey sure is a testament to that.
The upcoming horror movie – which is of course not related to Disney in any way, shape or form – turns the anthropomorphic yellow teddy bear into a monstrous murderer. How is this even allowed, you ask? Well, the classic story entered the public domain at the start of this year, which means anyone and everyone is now free to do with Pooh as they please.
Rhys Frake-Waterfield directed Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, Dread Central discovered this week, and several first-look images suggest a dark and twisted vision.
No plot details are available at this time, but it looks like the movie centers on a killer wearing a Winnie the Pooh mask. Or maybe that’s actually a man-bear hybrid. A twisted version of Piglet also appears in these first look images, so expect a full-on perversion of the classic tale. This one comes courtesy of Jagged Edge Productions, releasing sometime later this year.
The upcoming film’s IMDb page only notes that it’s a “horror retelling of the famous legend of Winnie the Pooh,” and you better believe we’ll be keeping our eyes on this one.
Stay tuned for more as we learn it.
Amber Doig-Thorne, Maria Taylor, and Danielle Scott star in the horror movie.
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Michelle Garza Cervera‘s debut feature, Huesera has just been acquired for release by XYZ Films, and Variety shares the news today along with the film’s official teaser trailer.
XYZ Films will release Huesera in North American theaters. Stay tuned for details.
“The film follows Valeria, whose joy with becoming pregnant dissolves as she is cursed by a dark power. As danger surrounds her, she’s forced deeper into the occult, and a pact with a coven of witches may be her only hope.”
Valeria is played by Natalia Solián (“500 Millions of Red Shoes”). Alfonso Dosal (“Narcos: Mexico”), Mayra Batalla (“Prayers for the Stolen”), Mercedes Hernández (“Identifying Features”), Aída López (“Capadocia”), and Martha Claudia Moreno also star.
Abia Castillo wrote the script with Michelle Garza Cervera.
“With my first feature, I wanted to shine a light on the kind of characters whose stories are usually kept hidden in families,” said Garza Cervera. “Those who are silenced always hold onto the most wondrous treasures, and celebrating this was always the goal of the film.”