This is not a drill: Winnie the Pooh has officially embraced his dark side as he trades his honey dipper for a bloody mallet in the new Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey film poster.
On July 14, Dread Central dropped the first poster of the upcoming horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, which is pretty gruesome and far from the loving and adorable bear that we know from our childhood.
The new poster sees Pooh holding a mallet drenched with blood, while his close pal Piglet is in the forest, standing over his victim with a knife in his hand. What made this poster more terrifying is the accompanying tag line across the poster that reads, “This ain’t no bedtime story.”
The new Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey poster earned mixed reactions from Twitter users.
— 𝓓𝖔𝖈𝖙𝖔𝖗 𝓦𝖔𝖑𝖋𝖚𝖑𝖆 🌖 (@DoctorWolfula) July 14, 2022
Horror fans expressed their excitement about the upcoming slasher horror movie.
— The Reel RapNerd 🎃🦇 (@TheReelRapNerd) July 14, 2022
The official poster for ‘Winnie The Pooh Blood And Honey’
Not gonna lie this poster is🔥🔥 😂 pic.twitter.com/RTVJJoNIB5
— Cris Parker (@3CFilmss) July 14, 2022
Other users, on the other hand, aren’t too thrilled to see the honey-loving bear turned and his buddy transformed into a deadly duo that will cause mayhem.
Winnie the Pooh becomes public domain, and the first thing someone does with him is make a horror movie. pic.twitter.com/IVJn0MXTOt
— Amy 🏳️⚧️ (@comicsAmy) July 14, 2022
winnie the pooh is a decent man and a friend of mine . he does not deserve this . https://t.co/LaEurdnpVy
— iman (@coolmomfriend) July 14, 2022
I'm screaming because someone predicted this would happen as soon as Winnie The Pooh became public domain. pic.twitter.com/Ruxu7WWjWM
— JOLLY J✨ (@DynamoSuperX) July 14, 2022
To all who did this to Winnie the Pooh you will burn in the deepest darkest pits of hell then I saw a pig in the teaser spots and I'm guessing that's piglet yall gonna have to fade me pic.twitter.com/SZaKA1Y5H3
— Corey Gustavis (@CoreyGustavis) July 14, 2022
This isn’t the first time that the film received reactions from the public. Earlier this year, stills from the film were released on the internet. One image showed Pooh and Piglet sneaking on a woman who’s relaxing in a jacuzzi, while another saw the bear stepping on a lady in the middle of the street with what seemed to be a sledgehammer in his hand.
In case you missed it: in January 2022, the original Winnie the Pooh stories by Milne, which were published in 1926, entered the public domain, making the re-imagined version of Pooh possible.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is a reimagined version of the classic children’s tale created by English author A.A. Milne. The film follows the story of Pooh and Piglet as they go on a murderous after being abandoned by Christopher Robin, who was bound to college.
The film will star Craig David Dowsett as the titular character, Nikolai Leon as Christopher Robin, and Chris Cordell as Piglet.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is directed and written by Rhys Frake-Waterfield, with Stuart Alson, Nicole Holland, Scott Jeffrey, and Frake-Waterfield producing the film.
As of writing, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey have yet to set a release date.
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