Blood and honey make me despair for the future
Does anyone else have joyful childhood memories of strolling through Hundred Acre Woods with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest of the gang? Well, we are all about to be corrupted by the harsh, dark reality of the world we live in. Here is the final chapter of Pooh’s fictional life: Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
Yes, you read that right. This is a Winnie the Pooh horror movie written to turn our beloved, cuddly, honey-loving bear into a grizzly menace. The film is a project by Rhys Frake-Waterfield, known for other B+ horror films such as Easter Murder and Spider in the attic. Not much is known about the film except that Piglet will also be making an appearance, and he looks like a distant descendant of the original Pooh universe we all know and love.
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The movie poster was released recently, and it looks satirical in its country character. It features a demented version of Pooh with a wrinkled, aged muzzle, dark eyes, and a gruesome grin, clutching a blood-covered axe. Below the title, you can see him in all his monster glory, clutching a knife in the woods, clearly stalking a victim. The tagline, “This Ain’t No Bedtime Story,” almost reads like a joke, but it’s very real.
How did it happen? On January 1, 2022, the entire Hundred Acre Wood universe of AA Milne (except Tigger) entered the public domain. This means somebody now has creative license to adapt Winnie and the other characters as they see fit. Officially, Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood is now publicly owned.
I’m not against horror movies or dark and twisted content. I like a good psychological thriller. I am, however, appalled by the idea that as soon as a character who was previously an avatar of gentleness and kindness enters the public domain, he is instantly perverted into a murderous monster.
I have so many questions.
What does this film say about our sad society? Does this mean that in 2022 we are more comfortable with felling than comfort? I understand that some people lean darker. When they see a character like Pooh, they imagine his polar opposite, which represents evil instead of virtue, destruction instead of affection. But does that mean we all have to? Isn’t it better to leave some ideas to the imagination?
What is it about the collective state of our psyche that has brought us to a place where we want to corrupt such a pure and beloved character for entertainment?
Personally, I think we desperately need great light comedies. I’m ready for tender love stories to make the rounds again. I’m all for a scary movie release mixed in with the group, but don’t bribe a character I grew up with by comforting myself to make money, okay? As more and more works enter the public domain, I fear that more “adaptations” like this are inevitable, as if we don’t have enough to wait for.
We don’t have a trailer or release date for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey quite yet, but when it comes out, I hope people roll their eyes at this clear exploitation of a beloved childhood ally and stand up for Pooh as we remember him. A cuddly, clumsy, naively adorable bear whose image is forever preserved by those who have spent hours in the imaginary world of Christopher Robin.
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