Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, a horror film review by Mark Kermode (video).

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey has hit the cinemas, but is it a slasher film that our man of many movies, Mark Kermode, can possibly bear?

Although Winnie-the-Pooh is a famous figure from many children’s stories around the globe, he is everything but cute and cuddly in the British independent horror film Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey from 2023. In the Hundred Acre Wood, where Pooh and Piglet have gone rogue and are on the rampage, a group of college students rent a cabin. The movie follows them. Years after Christopher Robin left for college, the animals began to starve and turn against one another. After Eeyore was killed, the animals vowed never to talk to one another again.

The Ashdown Forest served as inspiration for the story’s setting during the film’s production in East Sussex, UK. It was initially planned to be a one-night event, but it received a lot of online attention, which led to its release in theatres all over the world. Although it has made over $4 million, the movie has gotten bad reviews for its shoddy production and disjointed plot.

The movie’s plot is undoubtedly strange and perverted, with the lovable protagonists evolving into ruthless killers. Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet are played by Craig David Dowsett and Chris Cordell, respectively, with support roles going to Amber Doig-Thorne, Nikolai Leon, Maria Taylor, Natasha Rose Mills, and Danielle Ronald. Chains, sledgehammers, and woodchippers are used throughout the movie, so the gore and brutality are definitely not for the weak-hearted.

Despite the overwhelming unfavourable reviews, horror fans who are sick of the same old clichés should still check out the movie because of its original premise. Who would have thought that Winnie-the-Pooh could be so frightening? It might be time to reconsider our early memories of the cuddly bear and his companions.

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, a horror film review by Mark Kermode (video).
Crikey, Piglet has changed since he came out of copyright!

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