Sorry to bother you, but there’s a new entry in the list of childhood icons seized for a scarier transformation—other than Timmy Turner and Barney, that is. Winnie the Pooh is back, but first of all, he isn’t wearing that adorable red crop top.
With an upcoming horror movie titled “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey,” expect to meet a twisted version of A.A. Milne’s classic bear. In sneak peek photos from Jagged Edge Productions, a United Kingdom-based horror-focused film studio, we see a tall human figure who seems to wear an almost monstrous Winnie the Pooh mask.
Leafing through the warm and fuzzy “Winnie the Pooh” cinematic universe, it’s a bit out-of-place and frankly, longtime fans might still be processing this information. But any kind of retelling can happen at this point, as Milne’s timeless tale (excluding Tigger) has recently been added to the public domain, according to Hypebeast. However, other adaptations and versions—including Disney’s—stay protected under copyright.
Just like with any other reimagined classic we discovered partly against our will, we overanalyzed the photos we currently have. Here are some thoughts.
- Well, “Christopher Robin” isn’t the most disturbing Winnie the Pooh film after all.
- Residents of Hundred Acre Wood, please ban these impostors.
- It’s giving… “Cats.”
- Do we even deserve witnessing Pooh turning into a total creep?
- …and the Piglet I know didn’t conquer his fears and insecurities just to be reimagined like this. I mean, starting with the visuals…
- Just. Why?
- The silhouettes tease some slasher movie vibes, while the bloody handprints suggest impending gore.
- “Get Out” being written with blood on the window glass is definitely a clear instruction.
- Seeing a character that holds so much innocent nostalgia being “reborn” like this in 2022? A sign of the times.
- In the words of Christopher Robin, “Silly old bear.” (Expect it’s a little too much at this point.)
Photos from Jagged Edge Productions