See The Terrifying Winnie the Pooh: Blood And Honey Poster

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is coming to slash, hack, and cannibalize your beloved childhood memories and we have the poster.

By Nathan Kamal | Published

When British author A.A. Milne’s most beloved creation, Winnie the Pooh, finally entered the public domain in the United States, we all knew what that meant. The sudden availability of one of the greatest and most innocent characters in all of children’s literature for free use opened a world of possibilities, so naturally, we are getting a gory slasher film starring Pooh Bear and Piglet. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, the upcoming film from writer/director Rhys Frake-Waterfield, went into production pretty much the exact moment copyright lapses, and we are now getting a look at the poster for the movie. Here it is, in all its glory: 

Winnie the pooh: blood and honey

As one can see, Winnie the Pooh: Blood And Honey concerns a terrifying version of Pooh Bear, who is dominating the poster and holding a large peen hammer. The blunt end of the peen hammer is dripping with blood, so it is probably that Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey does not involve the creatures of the Hundred Acre Wood doing construction wood. Time appears to not have been kind to poor Pooh Bear, as his classically yellow teddy bear face is lined with wrinkles and seems stuck in a painful rictus of a smile. Winnie the Pooh’s eyes actually seem like they are welling with tears, which adds an especially painful element to seeing him become a brutal butcher of humans and animals alike. 

The poster for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey has the titular character framed by an enormous, luminous moon and dark clouds. Below the center title (stylized with dripping red letters in classic horror movie style), another hulking figure stands in a snowy wood, which can be assumed to be the dark version of the Hundred Acre. This particular character seems to have a scary, piglike face, which can only make him Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’s malevolent Piglet. He is standing above a body and is holding a knife, presumably about his bloody ways. 

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey has been described by Rhys Frake-Waterfield as Pooh Bear and Piglet going back to their animal roots and turning into homicidal maniacs, which could be argued to be quite different things, but never mind that. Speaking to Variety, he said that plot of the movie involves Christopher Robin (played by Nikolei Leon) growing up and slowly neglecting his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood over time. As Christopher Robin forgets to bring food to the animals, they starve and become feral; prior to the events of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, they turn on the monumentally depressed donkey Eeyore and eat him alive. Apparently, they are sufficiently still self-aware to build a tombstone for him, which will be seen in the film.

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey does not yet have a release date, but when it does, it stands a solid chance of becoming an ironic cult slasher film. But until then, we will just take comfort in our old A.A. Milne books, thanks.