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Blood And Honey 2 Isn't The Only Childhood-Ruining Story Rhys Frake-Waterfield Is Making

When the beloved children's character "Winnie-the-Pooh" entered the public domain in January 2022, British director Rhys Frake-Waterfield wasted little time in developing a story that would transform this cuddly teddy bear into a vicious serial killer. The result is the 2023 slasher film "Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey," in which an adult Christopher Robin (Nikolei Leon) watches Pooh (Craig David Dowsett) and Piglet (Chris Cordell) brutally murder a score of young women who have retreated to the Hundred Acre Wood from their university.

As if one childhood-destroying story wasn't enough, Frake-Waterfield has since confirmed that he is developing a sequel to "Blood and Honey" alongside several other slasher films based on iconic and beloved children's characters. "Yeah, "Bambi's" coming," said Frake-Waterfield in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. ""Bambi.' 'Pooh 2.' I'm looking to find other concepts and other retellings which aren't just IP. Then I'll see the next one I'm going to get fully attached to."

True to his word, Frake-Waterfield revealed that he also has plans for horror films about Humpty Dumpty and Peter Pan during a separate interview with TMZ – since both characters have already entered the public domain. Though he admitted he most likely won't direct all of these projects, it certainly seems like Frake-Waterfield is gearing up to create an entire franchise of childhood ruining slashers.

The box office success of Blood and Honey more than speaks for itself

Although director Rhys Frake-Waterfield seems to be preparing a slew of similarly violent and grotesque slasher films in the same vein as "Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey," it's worth noting that "Blood and Honey" itself was reviled by critics upon release – cementing itself as one of the lowest rated movies in Rotten Tomatoes history with just a 3% Critical Rating.

Audiences weren't too pleased with the film either, as "Blood and Honey" currently sits at a mediocre 50% Audience Score on the same site, though the film was still remarkably successful at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, "Blood and Honey" grossed $4,941,200 worldwide, with over $3 million of that sum coming from the interventional box office. Considering the fact that the film's budget was reportedly around $100,000, it's clear that the film was an immense commercial success in spite of its abysmal critical reviews.

The box office total shows that audiences are more than willing to pay up to see their beloved childhood heroes turn into bloodthirsty monsters, and it's easy to see why Rhys Frake-Waterfield is planning on even more childhood-destroying films in the future.