After the copyright on AA Milne’s original Winnie the Pooh book series expired, director Rhys Frake-Waterfield saw an opportunity to drag the beloved children’s characters into the horror realm.
Now we’ve got our first look at a film rumored to be set for release in time for the spooky season, the bear and pig masks Pooh and Piglet wear in the trailer are already being coveted as Halloween must-haves.
Let’s just say you’ll never look at AA Milne’s Pooh and Piglet the same after watching Blood And Honey…
Pooh and Piglet get terrifying makeover with horror masks
The trailer for Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey reveals a twisted version of Milne’s original. The slasher sees Pooh and Piglet go on a blood-filled rampage after being abandoned by Christopher Robin.
Far from the cute and cuddly animated versions Walt Disney brought to life, this film sees Pooh and Piglet as grown men in spooky bear and pig masks.
You can buy scary Winnie the Pooh mask
If the trailer sparked inspiration for your Halloween costume, you’ll be pleased to know you can get the same mask as seen in the film.
Hollywood-based Immortal Masks retails a Honey Bear mask as worn by Pooh. However, currently the mask will cost you a staggering $650 on the company’s website. This silicone mask comes with an option to add teeth and a bloody mouth.
The spooky mask comes in a variety of animal options from Panda to Brown Bear. However, there appeared to be no Piglet mask available on the website at the time of going to press.
More Blood And Honey characters can serve as Halloween inspo
The film follows Pooh and Piglet as they go on a rampage, slashing former friend Christopher Robin and his soon-to-be wife. They also target a group of girls holidaying in 100 Acre Wood.
If you’re looking for a group costume to wear this Halloween, why not dress up as a member of the Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey cast?
Like any good horror group costume, villains need their victims – so the only items some of your group will need is plenty of fake blood, fake weapons and plaid clothing.
Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey rumored to be ready for Halloween
The official trailer released last month stated Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey was “coming soon” – although a release date has yet to be specified. In an interview with Variety, Frake-Waterfield said he wanted to get the film out as soon as possible after wrapping filming in May 2022.
Frake-Waterfield said: “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 but also making sure it’s still good. It’s gonna be high priority.”
Collider has reported a rumored release date of October 20, 2022, although that has yet to be confirmed. Hopefully the horror will be on screens in time for Halloween.