It was made clear quite early on that micro-budget horror smash Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 would have a significantly larger budget than its shoestring predecessor (estimated to be ten times more), and part of those extra funds in the coffers have gone into making the titular bear a lot more menacing.
Bloodier Than the Average Bear
The image was first revealed in The Hollywood Reporter where those behind the movie talk about the journey from production line horror to anticipated sequel.
Gone is the dopey plastic visage of Blood and Honey, and a new, more detailed, realistic, and dangerous-looking Pooh bear is in its place. The important thing here is that it looks a bit less like a huge bloke in a bear mask.
The original Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey scared up an impressive box office of over $6 million despite receiving highly unfavorable reviews. Much like fellow indie horror hit Terrifier 2, its relatively minute budget (under $ 100,000) and a theatrical release saw it exceed all expectations and become a highly profitable venture.
The sequel features a new cast, including esteemed British actor Simon Callow. He will be joined on the bear hunt by Tallulah Evans, Scott Chambers, Ryan Olivia, and Peter DeSouza-Feighoney (The Pope’s Exorcist).
Producer Scott Jeffrey is enthusiastic about what the sequel can achieve, with a higher body count among the gory promises made.
“Our sequel, we have a substantially higher budget, so Rhys is really able to create a shocking, explosive, and gore-filled movie. I truly think people will really dig what we are creating”.
Winnie the Pooh Blood & Honey 2 will be after your heart as it aims to release on February 14, 2024.