Winnie the Pooh and Piglet have taken a dark turn in an upcoming independent horror film about beloved storybook characters who go on a killing spree.
A newly released trailer for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey sees the legendary duo go on a murderous rampage after being dumped by their college friend Christopher Robin.
Twitter could hardly contain themselves after releasing the trailer, as one user claimed the slasher flick was poised to “ruin my childhood.”
Not So Cute: Winnie the Pooh and Piglet have taken a dark turn in an upcoming independent horror film about beloved storybook characters who go on a killing spree
The trailer begins with Christopher Robin, now a young adult who left Pooh and Piglet for college and returns to Hundred Acre Wood with his new girlfriend.
When the duo go in search of Pooh and Piglet, Christopher’s friend insists on leaving after being startled by the spooky surroundings.
‘I really need to find out what happened to them, okay?’ he insists.
Finally, they meet Pooh, who twists Christopher’s girlfriend’s neck. Screams are heard before the scene shifts to a quaint cottage where a group of young women are vacationing.
Not how fans remember them! Piglet punches a young woman after she entered her hut next to Pooh
All Grown Up: The trailer begins with Christopher Robin returning to Hundred Acre Wood with his new girlfriend after leaving the woods to go to college
It doesn’t take long for things to take a violent turn.
Shortly after arriving at the cabin, one of the girls dives into the hot tub before Pooh and Piglet pounce and quickly put a towel over her mouth.
‘We must go! There’s –” one of her friends yells in panic, before stopping abruptly when she sees blood smeared on her windows with a message.
Spooky: The duo will pass a spooky sign of the location
Fierce: Pooh appears and twists Christopher’s girlfriend’s neck
Elsewhere: A group of young women have no idea what to expect as they begin their vacation at a quaint cottage
Assault: Shortly after arriving at the cabin, one of the girls dives into the hot tub before Pooh and Piglet pounce and quickly put a towel over her mouth
“Out,” says the scrawl.
“There’s someone else outside,” says a panicked young woman, before viewers see Pooh peek through the window and the attack begins.
The women soon fight for their lives as Pooh and Piglet begin their bloody attack on the girls.
Christopher is also seen begging his childhood friends.
Send a Message: The women panic after the attack and discover the words ‘Get Out’ have been smeared in blood on their windows
Chills: Pooh peeks through window after women spot message
Fight for Their Lives: The group soon begins fighting for their lives after Pooh and Piglet begin their attack
Terrifying: Piglet is not how fans will remember him from the childhood stories
“We used to be friends,” he says, sobbing. ‘Why are you doing this? Please. I would never have gone, I swear, I swear,” he says.
The trailer ends with a gory montage of all the violence, followed by a shot of Pooh and Piglet emptying bottles of blood and honey into a pot.
The film was directed by Rhys Waterfield and Nikolai Leon plays Christopher Robin.
Waterfield previously revealed to Variety that the film was shot near the actual forest that inspired Hundred Acre Wood, Ashdown Forest in England. Filming took place over a period of 10 days.
Advance: Piglet advances to one of the women in the tank
Deadly: Fans catch a glimpse of a gun in the trailer
Terrifying: One of the women has her face covered in blood as she screams
AA Milne’s original Winnie the Pooh stories went into the public domain earlier this year after their copyright expired in January, but care has been taken not to get in trouble with Disney, which still owns the copyright to its own version of the bear, in all related films and pictures, according to Variety.
To achieve this, the filmmakers swapped out the red shirt Pooh wears in the Disney films for a lumberjack outfit. They also didn’t include various characters that are still in copyright, such as B. Tigers.
“Christopher Robin is being pulled away from them and he’s not [given] food them, it made life pretty hard for Pooh and Piglet,” Waterfield told Variety of the film’s plot.
Danger ahead: Pooh stands spooky in the middle of the road
Nightmare comes true: one of the girls is tied up in the middle of the street
What happened? “We used to be friends,” says Christopher Robin through sobs. ‘Why are you doing this? Please. I would never have gone, I swear, I swear,” he says
Accomplices: The trailer ends with a shot of Pooh and Piglet emptying bottles of blood and honey into a pot
“Because they had to fend for themselves so much, they essentially went wild,” he said. “So they went back to their animal roots. They’re not tame anymore: they’re like a vicious bear and pig that want to run around and try to find prey.”
Twitter had a thing or two to say about the trailer following its release.
“I’ll ruin my childhood if I see ‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey,'” tweeted one Twitter user.
“Winnie the Pooh will forever haunt children’s nightmares. My god,” tweeted another.
The film currently has no release date, although Waterfield told Variety he’s trying to get the film finished as soon as possible to capitalize on the momentum.
“Because of all the press and stuff, we’re just going to start speeding up the edit and getting it through post-production as quickly as possible,” he said. “But make sure it’s still good. It will be a high priority.’
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