The latest slasher adaptation is titled Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey. A childhood favorite turned into a cold-blooded killer. However, the reception was mixed and now there’s talk of a follow-up that will have five times the budget.
So with the reviews, talks of sequels, and budget increases. Let’s go over everything we know now about Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey.
According to EW Blood and Honey was released this past week with mixed feedback earning a 4.5 on IMDb, and an even lower score on Rotten Tomatoes. Getting 9% from critics and 59% from the public. However, some audiences are disappointed. The Box office numbers show success. According to reports the horror film was shot for only about 100k and so far has brought in roughly 2 million worldwide.
Writer and Director Rhys Frake-Waterfield gave their comments about a sequel that is already in the works. It’s with their hope that the follow-up budget will be about fives time greater than it was for this film. That would certainly help with some of the negative reviews which called the film “creatively lacking”.
However, Winnie the Pooh isn’t the only IP that Rhys has their attention on. A Bambi horror movie is a future plan alongside the Pooh 2 follow-up.
While it’s interesting to see these types of Slashers, I am expecting a higher quality so it doesn’t become just a senseless death film. We’ll have to wait and see, but until then Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey, is out at select theaters.