2022 was the yr when a number of micro-budgeted horror films broke by and made many, many instances their price range again. There was Terrifier 2 (made for $250k, which introduced in $15 million) and Skinamarink (made for $15k and bringing in $2 million). One other of those was Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey – which was made for $100k and introduced in over $5 million on the field workplace. The inevitable sequel was after all swiftly greenlit, and the director is promising that this time…..there can be chainsaws.
“Within the sequel, Winnie the Pooh could have a chainsaw,” director Rhys Frake-Waterfield has instructed CinePOP. “I’m going to introduce that. I’m going to make that occur.”
Frake-Waterfield has grand plans for a “smash your childhood” cinematic universe, with Bambi: The Reckoning and Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare being simply two of the tasks that he has within the pipeline.
“The concept is that we’re going to try to think about they’re all in the identical world, so we will have crossovers. Individuals have been messaging saying they actually need to see Bambi versus Pooh.” Frake-Waterfield instructed The Hollywood Reporter in February 2023.
Frake-Waterfield did add that Disney films aren’t his solely goal. “There are a lot of, many, many different concepts on the market which aren’t tied to Disney, a great deal of outdated fairytales and concrete legends, ideas which might be synonymous along with your childhood, they usually’re those which I need to construct up right into a twisted different actuality.”
Combining Winnie-the-Pooh with the Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath sounds about as horrifying and ridiculous as attainable, however now these childhood classics are within the public area – something is truthful sport. Horror is having one other robust and worthwhile yr within the first half of 2023, and we’ve nonetheless bought a couple of months to go earlier than spooky season is formally underway.
Take a look at our guides to Terrifier 3 launch date and to the Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 launch date. Additionally, see which scary movies made our checklist of the perfect slasher films.