Where To Watch Winnie The Pooh Blood And Honey
When the micro-budget horror movie Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey hit theaters last year, it polarized audiences with its twisted and violent premise. The film, which was filmed for a mere $100,000, made more than $5 million in its debut weekend – which isn’t bad for a low-budget slasher. Its success prompted creator Rhys Waterfield to work on a sequel, set to premiere next Valentine’s Day.
While the movie’s premise might seem outlandish, it does actually make sense – at least in theory. The characters of the Hundred Acre Wood entered the public domain last year, making them eligible for exploitation like any other literary property. There have already been several high-profile slasher films based on public domain works, including The Grinch and the upcoming Velma reboot.
Waterfield explained this logic to Dread Central when discussing the film’s production. “If you look at these characters as animals, and they've reverted back to their animal instincts, it makes sense that they'd kill people,” he said. “That's what they would do in the wild.”
While it’s unlikely that Netflix will pick up the distribution rights for the movie, a horror-focused streaming service such as Shudder or Screambox is more likely to nab them. In fact, Shudder recently nabbed the rights to Skinamarink and Terrifier 2. If Winnie the Pooh: Blood and honey does end up on Shudder or Screambox, it’s likely to hit the platform on October 1st.