MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JANUARY 24: Rhys Frake-Waterfield speaks during the press conference on the movie 'Winnie The Pooh Blood and Honey' at Alboa on January 24, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Jaime Nogales/Medios y Media/Getty Images)
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Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood And Honey Filmmakers Are Already Receiving Death Threats
“Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood And Honey” takes place in the Hundred Acre Woods and reunites Pooh with Piglet; however, changed by time, hunger, and unbridled rage, Pooh and Piglet seek revenge on Christopher Robin and all humans who enter their woods in this slasher fest. Writer-director Rhys Frake-Waterfield’s dark iteration of Pooh has led to extreme outcries.
Although Pooh Bear himself would disapprove of these shameful tactics, those who passionately hate the idea of the honey bear wielding a knife have resorted to lobbing death threats to suppress the film. Frake-Waterfield revealed to Agence France-Press, “I've had petitions to stop it. I've had death threats. I've had people saying they called the police.”
Despite the outrageous threats, box office numbers indicate people are interested in the teddy bear turned killer. The film has already passed the $1 million mark internationally ahead of its U.S. debut on February 15, 2023, and Frake-Waterfield believes it could achieve the highest “budget-to-box office ratio” since “Paranormal Activity,” widely considered the most profitable horror movie ever.