Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey is an offbeat horror movie, written and directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield. With an unlikely subject in the children’s character Winnie the Pooh, it’s more than fair to say that Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey has raised its fair share of eyebrows.
Naturally, we went into this movie with very limited expectations and knew the next ninety-or-so minutes were going to be painful. And we weren’t wrong.
Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey Premise
Here, we use the term ‘premise’ very loosely. In fact, the whole story is explained by narration within the first five minutes of the movie, even preceding the opening credits.
After spending his childhood forging wonderful memories with his woodland animal friends, Christopher Robbin finally grows up and leaves One Hundred Acre Woods to study to become a doctor.
Feeling shunted, the talking creatures spiral into a dark life of self-pity and hatred. After their madness leads them to eat Eeyore, Piglet and Pooh remain in the woods and embark on a murdering spree, laying in wait for unsuspecting walkers.
How Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey Surprised Us
It doesn’t take a journalist to see a Winnie the Pooh movie in the horror genre and know that the result would be a disaster. What did surprise us, however, was just how bad Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey actually is.
Everything about the movie is unashamedly low-budget and second-rate. The costumes are no more than cheap masks, seemingly bought from Wish; the storyline is out of the window within minutes, and the acting talent leaves a lot to be desired with wooden performances from the whole cast. There’s quite simply very little to actually enjoy about Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey is Stuck in the Eighties
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey emits strong vibes of B-movies from the nineteen-eighties. While we’re not averse to a little cheesiness in our horror movies, this crude production offers nothing more than what we would have seen in the sub-par movies of yesteryear.
The entirety of Blood and Honey is comprised of gratuitous violence and idiotic actions from the characters that make little sense to anyone with an IQ in double digits. With the group of friends using their shared brain cell to outwit their comical pursuers, they make the worst possible decisions at every turn. It gets to a point where it feels the director-writer just wants to insult our intelligence.
Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey and its Likely Sequel
If you’re still interested in watching this laughable attempt at a horror movie, you should probably skip this section as there’s an incoming spoiler.
Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey ends with all but one of the main characters slaughtered at the hands of the honey-loving maniac and his piggy friend, Piglet. With only Christopher Robbin surviving the ordeal and with Pooh and Piglet still on the hunt for blood (never in my life did I ever think I would write those words), the door is still wide open for a sequel.
Our guess would be that Christopher Robbin will stay at One Hundred Acre Woods and do the bidding of the murderous animal people. However, we strongly hope that a second movie won’t transpire.
Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey – Summary
As expected, Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey left a lot to be desired. Everything from the tawdry costumes, shallow premise, and wooden acting steers what could have been a semi-decent slasher horror down the path of outright ridiculousness.
Pooh by name, the same by nature.