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Blood And Honey: Pooh And Piglet Were Made Humanoid In Order To Hold Weapons

It was the bonkers bloodbath that the internet couldn't help but be curious about. Director Rhys Frake-Waterfield was taking a beloved children's character and corrupting him and his little pal, Piglet, in a schlocky, blood-soaked slasher because, well, why not? Clashing classic slasher horror tropes with the world-famous honey-loving bear gave us "Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey." 

It marks the first on Frake-Waterfield's list of childhood favorites he plans to turn homicidal. But let's not get ahead of ourselves, because the first big issue was just how Pooh and Piglet would turn into a pair of murderous monsters given their well-established appearance.

To think of Pooh and Piglet is to imagine either Disney's adorable iterations or A.A. Milne's classic versions that were worth a cuddle. That's really not the case with "Blood and Honey." Instead, the childhood-wrecking storyteller massacred our boys, transforming them into larger lumbering versions that hungered for the red stuff. But why such a significant shift from the original design? Why have them appear as borderline masked monsters that would look better in overalls than their world-famous outfits? It was all to make them more nimble and adaptable to tools and weapons they'd inevitably wield when taking down their victims. Killers gotta kill, after all.

Frake-Waterfield took the anthropomorphic approach with Blood and Honey

In an interview with Collider, the helmsman behind a homicidal Pooh (stop laughing, you) revealed that his villains had to change for the story's benefit. Making Pooh and Piglet all fingers and thumbs made more activities and atrocious kills available to the big bad bear and the medium-sized Piglet. Frake-Waterfield described them as "Basically hybrids. Half-bear, half-man, and half-pig, half-[man]. So that was a decision because I really wanted them to have the ability to hold weapons."

Keeping the classic characters as they've always been would've limited the story dramatically. Both killers wouldn't have been as threatening, pawing at their prey. "With hands it becomes so much more fun because he has weapons, he can drive a car," explained Frake-Waterfield. "I can do all these really interesting things." Variety (in violence) is the spice of life, which explains why there was also a selection of what the stuffed stalkers had to use.

"I tried to give them all differing weapons," explained Frake-Waterfield, who gave Piglet a sledgehammer and chains to put to use. "When he ties up the girl, he hog-ties her, and I thought that was a nice link to him being a pig." 

Well, Frake-Waterfield certainly makes for a resourceful little piggy, and with plans for more of Pooh's pals to turn to the dark side, these fan-favorite friends of Christopher Robin have plenty of killer potential for the future. Stay away from the woods, kids. You've been warned.