“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey,” written and directed by Rhys Frake Waterfield, gives a sinister twist to one of our favorite childhood characters and creates a narrative full of blood and violence, determined to forever change the sweet memories we had watching the cartoon. The film is never able to engross you because it is unable to provide any strong motive for the characters, making them seem one-dimensional. There is no larger-than-life theory behind the barbarity shown by Winnie and Piglet, and you never seem to get attached to the characters and be affected by the plight of the victims because the story gives you so little to savor. There are a few subplots that had potential, but the film never capitalized on it and abandoned them, making you think that was the reason behind putting them in the film. Rhys Frake-Waterfield tries his best to keep you hooked through the grisly affairs of his two antagonists, but that is never enough. “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” fails to scare you or keep you on the edge of your seat, something that it would have intended to do.
‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’ Plot Summary: What Is The Film About?
A boy named Christopher Robins often used to go to the forest named 100 Acre Woods near his house. He found weird creatures inside those woods, which were basically innocent crossbreeds who were having a hard time coping in the forest. They didn’t know how to get food for themselves or survive in the wild. They were outcasts who were looked at as abominations by society. There were five of them, namely: Winnie the Pooh, Owl, Rabbit, Eeyore, and Piglet.
Christopher became friends with them, as he didn’t consider them to be any different from him. Christopher might have been young, but he was a sensitive and perceptive boy, and that is why he started bringing them food on a regular basis. The day came when Christopher had to move out of his neighborhood and go to another city for further studies. Christopher wanted to become a doctor, and he knew that though he wouldn’t be able to meet his friends any longer, he would take loads of good memories with him. He considered it one of the most beautiful phases of his life, but this feeling wasn’t reciprocated by his friends, and they felt betrayed as they were left to fend for themselves. The winter was harsh, and it made their situation even worse and pushed them to the brink of starvation. Winnie realized that in order to survive, they would have to sacrifice the life of one of their mates, and so they killed Eeyore and ate his flesh.
After that day, they developed a kind of hatred for human beings, and they waited for the day when Christopher Robin came back again so that they could make him pay for his sins. Winnie and Piglet started hunting humans and eating their flesh. It gave them a great deal of pleasure to see a human suffer and writhe in pain. They didn’t just eat them; they killed them so ruthlessly that it could make the dead turn in their graves.
Christopher Returns To Meet His Friends
Christopher returned once again to the woods, not having any idea what had happened to them once he left. He brought his girlfriend, Mary, to the forest to show her what his childhood looked like. Mary didn’t believe him for even a moment when he told her about the cross-breeds he had befriended in the forest. Mary thought that it was a figment of his imagination, and she told him that a lot of children, while growing up, make these invisible friends and that it was completely normal to do that.
Mary felt worried for Christopher at times, as she felt that his childhood games had gone on for too long and that he was at risk of suffering a serious mental disorder. But Christopher didn’t pay any attention to what she said, as he knew that he was not making up any stories and that it was not merely his imagination. They kept on moving inside the forest, and they finally reached the place where Winnie and Piglet were living. There were empty bottles of honey lying everywhere, and the stains of what looked like blood made Mary worry about what had happened there. Christopher was ecstatic and didn’t sense the danger, as he believed that his friends could never harm him. But they had become wilder and more sinister since he had left, and he had no clue what kind of trap he was walking into.
Mary and Christopher were inquisitively observing everything inside one of the houses when they heard footsteps coming toward them. Mary sensed the danger, and she asked Christopher to hide immediately. The cross-breed came and slept on his bed, and seizing the opportunity, the couple stealthily moved out of the house, but just as they were about to escape, Piglet came out of nowhere and strangled Mary to death in front of Christopher. Christopher couldn’t understand what was happening, and he started shouting frantically, telling them that he was their old friend. But his cries didn’t affect the two cross-breeds, and so after killing Mary, they dragged out Chistopher and made him a hostage with the intention to torture him.
What Happened To Winnie And Piglet In The End? Was Christopher Able To Get The Better Of Them?
Maria, Jessica, Alice, Joe, and Lara had decided to go on vacation as it had been a long time since they had spent time together. Maria hadn’t told them, but there was another motive behind her wanting to cut off from the world and spend some time with her friends. Maria had been taking therapy because something had happened that had had a very deep impact on her and had made her more anxious and scared than ever. Maria woke up one day from her sleep to find a stranger inside her bedroom trying to undress her. Maria called the police, and it was found that the stalker had a huge collection of her pictures and had been following her for quite some time. The stalker was arrested by the police, but Maria couldn’t erase that memory and was having a hard time coping. Her therapist advised that going on vacation would help her, which is why Maria and her best friends had reached the cottage in the 100 Acre Woods. There was another friend of theirs named Tina who was running late and was supposed to join them a couple of hours later. Tina got lost while coming to the cottage, and she tried calling her friends to ask for directions, but the girls had already put their mobile phones away as they had promised each other to disconnect from the outer world while they were together. Tina was wandering the forest when she saw Winnie at a distance. She didn’t know what kind of creature it was, and she started running to save her life. Winne got hold of her eventually and killed her in the most bizarre manner. Winnie and Piglet also kept Christopher alive so that they could torture him and take revenge for abandoning them. Meanwhile, the girls at the cottage believed that Tina had ditched them yet again, though nobody tried calling her and asking her if she was coming or not.
Winnie and Piglet had found out that there were five girls living in the cottage and started waiting for the perfect opportunity to kill all of them. The first one to be killed among the friends was Lara, who was tied up on the driveway and then run over by a vehicle. The girls heard screaming and ran out to find Lara on the ground in a pool of blood. They were terrified, and when they went inside, they realized that the perpetrators could have entered the house using the back gate. Before they could understand what was happening to them, Piglet killed Zoe and took an unconscious Alice with him to his hideout. Maria and Jessica followed the two beasts and found out that, apart from Alice, there were other hostages present there too. Maria and Jessica unchained Alice and then went on to save Christopher and another female victim who was there. The woman was tortured and mauled so brutally by Piglet that her entire face became disfigured. She decided that she wasn’t going to leave unless and until she made Piglet go through exactly what she did. She took the gun that Maria had on her, but it stopped working right when she pulled the trigger. Winnie also came to the scene, and they took the woman down, seeing which Maria shouted in shock and horror. Winnie heard the girls’ screams and started chasing them. Though Winnie went after Maria and Jessica, Alice was able to hide and took the opportunity to hit Piglet with a hammer and make him unconscious. She chained him and kept striking blow after blow until he finally died a painful death. Winnie came running after he heard the agonizing screams of his friend. Winnie killed Alice and then went behind the rest of the survivors.
“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” reached its climax, and it started to feel like the cross-breed bear was invincible. Towards the end, Maria and Alice ran over the evil bear, but it still didn’t kill him. Winnie killed Jessica and was about to kill Maria when Christopher rammed his truck into him. Maria and Christopher thought that they had finally ended their nightmare, but it wasn’t so. Winnie was alive, and he came after them. Christopher begged Winnie to spare Maria’s life, and he told him that there was still some good left in him. Christopher apologized for abandoning them, but it had no impact whatsoever on the bear. Winnie killed Maria, and a horrified Christopher ran inside the forest, though we aren’t sure how long he would be able to do that and be on the run considering he was heavily injured.
Though “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” ends here, we believe Winnie would go after Christopher, as he was still not ready to forgive him for what he had done. Winnie wanted to make Christopher suffer, and though he gave his old pal a head start, he knew that he would catch hold of him sooner or later.