Twisted Childhood Universe Proves Cinematic Universes Need To Die

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published

While cinematic universes have been around for a few decades, they really started to gain prominence with the MCU and DCEU in the 2010s. Now, there seems to be a cinematic universe for every concept, including a few that we really wish didn’t exist. For instance, The Twisted Childhood Universe is a cinematic world determined to ruin our favorite childhood cartoons by bringing them to life in new, nightmarish ways.

Blood And Honey Kickstarted A Universe

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As if ruining the charm of Winnie-The-Pooh wasn’t enough, the creators behind Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey have unveiled plans for a cinematic universe based around twisted versions of all our childhood favorites. With a slew of movies in the works, Jagged Edge Productions and ITN Studios are gearing up for a crossover event of epic proportions (similar to the MCU’s Endgame plan) with their upcoming movie, Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble.

Prepare For The Poohniverse

Set for a chilling 2025 release, Poohniverse promises to bring together the most iconic villains from the twisted fairytale-turned-horror movie universe crafted by Rhys Frake-Waterfield and his team. Drawing inspiration from beloved classics like Freddy Vs Jason and The Avengers, the film will be the culmination of a collection of Twisted Childhood Universe movies. In an epic conclusion, all the monstrous characters will unite with a singular goal: to wreak havoc and terrorize the world.

Scar The Audience For Life

Frake-Waterfield, who helmed the eerie and unsettling Blood and Honey, expressed his excitement about the Twisted Childhood project, assuring fans that Poohniverse will deliver “complete carnage” with shocking set pieces and sequences that will leave audiences scarred for life and unable to ever see these childhood classics the same.

Bambi Is Out For Revenge

But Poohniverse is just the tip of the iceberg in the grand scheme of The Twisted Childhood Universe. First, Jagged Edge and ITN will build anticipation with a collection of upcoming bloodbaths like Bambi: The Reckoning, Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare, and Pinocchio Unstrung, as well as established entries like Blood and Honey 1 and 2. As Jagged Edge and ITN dive deeper into the dark side of familiar stories, no childhood memory is safe.

The Twisted Childhood Nick Fury?

The cast lineup for Poohniverse includes familiar faces from the previous Twisted Childhood films, with Scott Chambers returning to reprise his role as Christopher Robin. Megan Plactio will play Wendy Darling, Roxanne Mckee is Xana, and Lewis Santer is the bloodthirsty Tigger. Chambers teased that Pooniverse will follow a storyline akin to The Avengers, promising epic battles and unexpected alliances among the monstrous characters.

Each Individual Movie Leads To The Team-Up So It’s Better Than The DCEU Already

As fans await the release of Poohniverse, they’re encouraged to keep an eye out for Easter eggs in the standalone Twisted Childhood movies hinting at the impending crossover. 

Despite receiving a lukewarm reception with a 3 percent critical rating and a 50 percent audience score for the original Blood and Honey on Rotten Tomatoes, anticipation is high for its sequel set to hit screens on March 26, 2024. As the Twisted Universe continues to grow, with a bigger budget and boundless creativity at its disposal, Jagged Edge and ITN are poised to deliver a horror experience unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.