Low-budget horror films are all the rage, thanks to cult hits like Terrifier 2, Skinamarink, The Mean One, and the upcoming Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. It’s not just low-budget (extra bloody) horror that appeals to people, but the idea of taking something meant for kids and transforming it into something terrifying.
The Mean One did that with the Grinch (though they couldn’t actually call him the Grinch), and now Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey aims to do the same with everyone’s favorite honey-loving bear from the Hundred Acre Wood. There’s also an evil Bambi movie in the works, so it doesn’t look like this trend of ruining everyone’s childhood is going anywhere anytime soon, especially not if Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey director Rhys Frake-Waterfield has anything to say about it.
What was once going to be a straight-to-VOD release is now getting an expanded theatrical run. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey has already earned back its budget and then some with close to $1 million accrued at the Mexican box office, and it’s expected to rake in even more when it hits over 1,500 theaters nationwide starting February 15.
It’s only been a little over one year since Winnie the Pooh officially entered the public domain, but Frake-Waterfield wasted no time reimagining the beloved bear as a ruthless killer. There’s already a sequel film in the works, and Frake-Waterfield intends to make it even bloodier and more violent than the first, referencing Terrifier 2 as his inspiration.
Is Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey on Netflix?
It seems unlikely that this movie will be on Netflix anytime soon. A horror-focused streaming service like Shudder or Screambox is likelier to nab the streaming rights to this film, as was the case with Skinamarink and Terrifier 2.
Where can you stream Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey?
You cannot stream the movie anywhere right now, so the best way to see it is to look up where the film is playing near you. You can check Fandango for listings.
After its theatrical run, Umbrella Entertainment will release a collector’s edition Blu-ray version of the movie that includes a reversible poster, art cards, an illustrated Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey “children’s” book, and more! The Blu-ray is scheduled for an April 2023 release date. Until then, the best way to see the film is in theaters or to wait for it to become available on VOD.
We’ll keep you posted when and if we learn any updates regarding the film moving to a streaming service like Netflix or otherwise.