Blood And Honey: A Winnie-The-Pooh Horror And Dark Film That Ruins All Our Childhoods Is Peak
What are a variety of the films that scared you as a baby? For me, it began throughout the Nineteen Eighties with Return to Oz – the second Princess Mombi’s assortment of heads, neatly displayed behind glass throughout the cabinet of my nightmares, awoke and commenced screaming.
Then, there was Stephen King’s It, which I first be taught as an early teen, and later watched (and may ceaselessly need I hadn’t). My brother and I nonetheless fear Pennywise the clown – to the extent that it’s develop right into a longstanding family joke; my dad liking to blindside us on the “Richards Core” WhatsApp group with the phrases, “they float, all of them float” after we least anticipate him to.
Later, it was The Blair Witch Project after I went to highschool and watched it on campus in Cardiff with my housemates, sooner than strolling by the use of the woods “as amusing” on one of the simplest ways dwelling (I nonetheless shudder after I recall that final scene).
There is masses to scare you everytime you’re youthful – and former, the truth is: I couldn’t stroll upstairs alone after watching Get Out – nevertheless in all of my recollections of rising up, there was one fastened “safe home”: Winnie-the-Pooh. Well, not anymore.
Nope – the data we didn’t know we didn’t want has been made manifest; the disruption to a halcyon interval of (half-imagined) innocence. In some methods, it is, really, the highest of days; for Winnie-the-Pooh has now been reworked proper right into a horror film.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, to be precise – a reimagining of A A Milne’s children’s conventional tales of teddy bear Pooh and his “precise boy” best buddy, Christopher Robin. I be taught the distinctive books, I now be taught them to my children: the wonderful thing about Pooh (once you’ve gotten over the sniggers about his exact establish) is in its naivety. Only now, Pooh may very well be very, very completely totally different. According to this review, he is “a hideous sentient pig-man who appears to be sexually aroused by graphic violence”. OK, then.
In the latest trailer for the movie, which is slated for launch on DVD and VOD worldwide rapidly (there isn’t any such factor as a exact date for the time being), Christopher Robin (Nikolai Leon) returns to the Hundred Acre Woods to reunite alongside along with his “mates” Pooh, Piglet, and Eeyore. But their ache at being abandoned for due to this fact just a few years has turned them savage – and thirsty for blood.
In quite a few decrease scenes, we see a message written in blood on a cabin window warning a bunch of ladies to “get out”, Pooh hitting a girl throughout the head with a sledgehammer and taking her eye out and blood streaming down anyone’s face. There are victims lounging in jacuzzis and a lady beheaded in a swimming pool. After occurring the rampage, Pooh and mates – in horrible, The Wicker Man-reminiscent animal masks – stuff themselves with honey.
It’s really horrifying – nevertheless oh, how resonant, how completely changing into it feels for 2022! The world is burning – so of course we now have thought of considered one of our most beloved and delicate fictional heroes turn out to be a sadistic, bloodthirsty killer. Of course we do!