The director of the horror about Winnie the Pooh told about the plot of the film. The director of the horror “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” Rhys Waterfield, told the British edition of Metro about the reasons for filming the film in this “adult” film genre, and it was based on this children’s book by Alan Milne.
The work was created in 1926 and entered the “public domain” in January of this year under copyright law. Therefore, Waterfield was inspired by the opportunity to make the iconic child character part of his favorite film genre and thus diversify the horror theme.
According to the director, he was “so bored” with films with the same monsters – werewolves, zombies, vampires, ghosts – that it was already “beginning to become boring.”
“We got the news (about the fact that the book went into the public domain), and we thought: “Here we can do something really creative and fun. And Winnie the Pooh opens up so many possibilities and really cool stuff. From that very second, I was like, “Wait, I have to film this,” Waterfield explained, stressing that using the characters in the book allows them to give them “special motivation for behavior” within the genre.
So, the director said that according to the plot of the film, Christopher Robin, as a child, fed Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Eeyore, but when he grew up, he left them, leaving them to starve.
“It really changed them a lot when they grew up. And they became such unbalanced, wild creatures that really became sadistic and perverted. It has changed their perception so much that they are simply completely abnormal. <…> They just want to go everywhere and cause a lot of suffering,” he explained.
Waterfield added that over the years when there was nothing to eat in the forest, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet “made a difficult decision” and ate Eeyore.