The slasher film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey was an unexpected hit, so it’s little wonder the franchise is returning for a second installment. Rumor has it that the sequel will live up to the first in terms of blood and bombast. Once the beloved children’s character became part of the public domain, the 2023 film might have been any type of Winnie the Pooh film that anyone wanted, even a hideous, schlocky horror flick.
As they pursue Christopher Robin, the boy from the original stories who, according to the canon of Blood and Honey and now Blood and Honey 2, abandoned the animals and turned them into savages, Pooh and Piglet are seen slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2
Surprisingly, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey proved a tremendous success compared to its budget, because to the novelty of a hard-core horror film using the popular Disney characters. Despite Blood and Honey’s 3% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the picture managed to earn an astounding $4.9 million globally on a microbudget of less than $100,000 (according to Box Office Mojo).
Unsurprisingly, production on a sequel has been accelerated given the film’s commercial success and the positive reception it received from the general public. You can bet that Blood and Honey 2 will be far more ambitious than its predecessor. Exciting details about the plot, characters, and release date have been leaked.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 Release Date
The rapid reaction of the first film to the story’s release into the public domain suggests that the sequel will follow suit. A year after “Winnie the Pooh” became public on January 1, 2022, the horror flick had its debut. The filmmakers will undoubtedly act swiftly on any brilliant concept, and the sequel will be no exception. Variety states that February 14, 2024, is the target release date for the project.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 Cast
- Scott Chambers as Christopher Robin
- Ryan Oliva as Winnie-the-Pooh
- Peter DeSouza-Feighoney as Young Winnie-the-Pooh
- Eddy MacKenzie as Piglet
- Lewis Santer as Tigger
- Marcus Massey as the Owl
- Simon Callow as Cavendish
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 Plot
Fair play: recreating Winnie the Pooh in a scary setting may have been effective. This twisted, psychotic adventure takes the inherent campiness of a boyhood idol-turned-killer seriously. Everyone can see that Pooh and Piglet are portrayed as stereotypical killers in slasher flicks, with their pig and bear prosthetic masks highlighting their savage nature.
Although Christopher Robin is the target of their wrath, the true protagonists are a gang of college-aged women who live in a home next to the Hundred Acre Wood, now transformed into the Torture Chamber. Despite having no ties to either Pooh or Piglet, the five females are brutally murdered one by one.
Arriving in the opening scene, Christopher Robin is caught and then reappears in the conclusion, ostensibly to put an end to Pooh’s story. Christopher Robin was the last survivor after the game, but he was also the one person they had no grounds to hate.
Supposedly, there will be 30 deaths in the sequel, significantly increasing the level of brutality and violence. More Pooh pals will make their appearance when the plot moves from the Hundred Acre Wood to a neighboring town. Among the newcomers are Owl, Rabbit, and Tigger—a character that was ineligible for the first film because he had not yet joined the public domain—. Thankfully, Tigger meets the requirements and adds his lively character to the flick.
To make the most of its tenfold increase in funding, the sequel gives the characters a somewhat more animalistic look. That would bring the total to a staggering $1 million, more than enough to go all out, just as director Frake-Waterfield desires.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 Creators
It seemed inevitable that Rhys Frake-Waterfield, director of “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey,” would direct the sequel. Nobody should mess with a filmmaker’s vision if they have any. Unexpectedly, Frake-Waterfield didn’t begin his career in show business; he abandoned his steady job at an energy firm and began creating movies almost as a hobby.
Where to watch Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2?
Even though we don’t yet know when Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 will be available to watch, you may catch up on the first film by renting or buying it on Amazon Prime Video.