First let’s report what Variety has splashed across the Internet yesterday:
A.A. Milne’s original “Winnie the Pooh” stories only lapsed into the public domain five months ago, but the tubby little cubby has already made his foray into slasher films.
“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” wrapped earlier this month, and the first stills showing a demonic Pooh and Piglet about to pounce on a scantily-clad young woman relaxing in a hot tub have already set the internet on fire.
In an interview with Variety, director Rhys Waterfield, who is in post-production on four other films including “Firenado” and “Demonic Christmas Tree,” said the response to the stills has been “absolutely crazy.”
“Because of all the press and stuff, we’re just going to start expediting the edit and getting it through post production as fast as we can,” said Waterfield. “But also, making sure it’s still good. It’s gonna be a high priority”
We get it.. due to licensing changes anyone can use Winnie the Pooh now in whatever way they want… But does something seems a little bit creepy about this at this time, doesn’t it?
Maybe it’s the notion that we just got through another mass shooting, with this crime spree injuring and killing children.
And now one of the last vestiges of innocence, Winnie the Pooh himself, is being turned into a blood curdling, murderous rampaging monster.
Nothing is sacred in Hollywood anyway. But it’s just that something seems to be a little off kilter with announcing this news this week.
Perhaps we are just getting old, gray, and a little more melancholy.. But .. let Winnie just be the Pooh.. (PS, we know the movie will suck anyway)