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.
According to Waterfield, who also wrote and co-produced the film, “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” will see Pooh and Piglet as “the main villains…going on a rampage” after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin. “Christopher Robin is pulled away from them, and he’s not [given] them food, it’s made Pooh and Piglet’s life quite difficult.”
“Because they’ve had to fend for themselves so much, they’ve essentially become feral,” Waterfield continued. “So they’ve gone back to their animal roots. They’re no longer tame: they’re like a vicious bear and pig who want to go around and try and find prey.”
If this is what is going to happen to every property that goes public domain, I love it. Give me a Dr. Seuss Slasher! A house of horrors version of Willy Wonka! The hungry caterpillar that developed a taste for human blood! In fact, make every property go public domain after 10 years with no exceptions. Lets have 15 new and unique transformers movies a year and the strongest will survive instead of the studio with the deepest pockets.
To be honest, I am actually kind of excited to see what this is like. Creepy kids can be the scariest part of any horror movie, so kids book legends should be even scarier.