Only in "Blood and Honey," Pooh is silent, wielding knives and chloroform, while angrily seeking revenge against his onetime human BFF Christopher Robin (and some random woman in a hot tub, this being a cheesy slasher film, after all).
How is it even possible that this is happening to the silly old bear who famously said "A hug is always the right size"? And will Disney, which acquired the rights to the Pooh characters back in 1961, be out for blood?
Director Rhys Waterfield, who also wrote and co-produced the film, told Variety in May that “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” is a horror film starring Pooh and Piglet as "the main villains going on a rampage" after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin.
While Robin was away at school, the two once-lovable pals turned "feral" in their quest for food and survival. "It’s made Pooh and Piglet’s life quite difficult," Waterfield said.
The film was shot in 10 days in England, not far from Ashdown Forest, the inspiration for Milne’s imaginary Hundred Acre Wood in the "Winnie the Pooh" stories.
A "Blood and Honey" poster issued last month carried the warning, "This ain't no bedtime story."