Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is the latest horror film whose title alone has piqued the interest of moviegoers on the internet.
Pooh, Piglet, and the rest of AA Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood troupe became public domain in January 2022, which explains how this very un-Disney film was developed.
Blood and Honey is still a bit of a mystery, with only a few photographs and details available to the public. Here’s everything we know about the Winnie the Pooh horror film so far.
All we have to go on is a dozen or so photographs uploaded to IMDB by the film’s production firm.
These photographs, however, appear to suggest that the film follows the classic horror trope of a group of young people in a house being assaulted by a gang of killers. For example, one image depicts a character named Zoe (played by Danielle Ronald) descending a stairwell to a window. The word “get out” is written in blood on that glass.
The appearance of a group of killers who are variations of Winnie the Pooh characters sets Blood and Honey distinct from typical home invasion thrillers. The illustrations depict a character based on Winnie the Pooh, as well as a tusked Piglet.
These are the only two Milne characters in the film, according to the IMDB credits. Chris Cordell portrays Piglet, and Craig David Dowsett portrays Winnie. There has been some disagreement in the press about whether they are playing assassins in masks or whether Winnie is supposed to be a “man-bear hybrid,” as Bloody Disgusting describes it. Images that show the costumes in detail, on the other hand, seem to point to the latter.
“A horror version of the legendary legend of Winnie the Poo,” the film’s tagline reads. That typo is a nice indicator of how devoted this novel will be to the beloved children’s stories.
Is a Winnie the Pooh Horror Film in the Works at Disney?
Certainly not. The film is produced by Jagged Edge Productions, a British studio known for horror films such as Dinosaur Hotel, The Legend of Jack and Jill, and The Curse of Humpty Dumpty.
They have a variety of titles based on public domain characters, as those latter two titles show, which could explain where the film’s idea came from. This year marks the 96th anniversary of the original Winnie the Pooh book (and its EH Shepard pictures), putting them out of copyright and into the public domain.