AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet characters are transformed into psychotic, bloodthirsty killers in a NEW film.
The film “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey” sees the characters from the classic children’s book go wild and out of joint after Christopher Robin leaves his woodland friends while attending college.
When Christopher returns to the woods with his new wife, hoping to introduce her to his old friends, Pooh and Piglet go on a murderous rampage.
A trailer for the film shows a scene where Piglet hits someone in the head with a hammer and Pooh kidnaps a woman and the main characters try to escape the couple’s clutches.
The independent film was made possible after the original 1926 book entered the public domain and was copyrighted out in the United States earlier this year.
The film was shot over ten days near Ashdown Forest, the inspiration for Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood.
Speaking to Variety earlier this year, director Rhys Frake-Waterfield said, “Christopher Robin backed away from them and didn’t give them food.
“It made life pretty difficult for Pooh and Piglet because they had to fend for themselves so much that they basically went feral. They’re not tame anymore: they’re like a vicious bear and pig that want to run around and try to find prey.”
The house where AA Milne lived, Cotchford Farm, was already the focus of a more serious film.
The Rolling Stones founder, Brian Jones, once owned the property and drowned in the swimming pool. A different setting was used in the film about his death, Stoned.
The original book is based on AA Milne’s son Christopher Robin Milne and a teddy bear named Winnie-the-Pooh that belongs to him. The rest of Christopher’s toys were incorporated into Milne’s stories.
The first Disney feature film based on Milne’s work was released in 1966, with six films having been released – including a live-action film in 2018.
This new non-Disney film is expected to be released towards the end of this year.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20894084.winnie-the-pooh-slasher-movie-filmed-near-ashdown-forest/?ref=rss Winnie the Pooh slasher film filmed near Ashdown Forest