Almost a year ago, we reported a new horror film with an utterly unique yet disturbing premise. It would take a set of childhood characters beloved to so many, and with a few violent tweaks to the world they inhabit, horror fanatics would be surprised to discover the existence of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. Yes, it’s a real thing.
The first film, released in January 2023, is set to have a sequel. The next instalment is intended to be as twisted and violent as its predecessor, and the director, Rhys Frake-Waterfield has revealed what fans can expect from the follow-up.
More blood, for one thing, as Waterfield intends to step up the gore factor for film two. “In the sequel, Winnie the Pooh will have a chainsaw,” Frake-Waterfield said, speaking to CinePOP. So that’s a big tick in the box for blood and gore. “I’m going to introduce that. I’m going to make that happen,” the director added.
After heading off to college, Christopher Robin establishes a life away from the magical world of Hundred Acre Wood – effectively abandoning Winnie and Piglet in the process. Robin later returns to Hundred Acre Wood to find Winnie and Piglet out for revenge against Robin, having “returned to their animal roots.”
Filmed on location in less than two weeks (ten days to be exact), close to Ashdown Forest, the real-life inspiration for A.A. Milne’s original story, Blood and Honey was produced by Jagged Edge Productions, which Waterfield runs with co-producer Scott Jeffrey. ITN Studios will distribute.
The next Blood and Honey film has no release date or cast information attached.