Posted on February 9, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When works enter the public domain, creators are often eager to put their own spin on them.

Some of those are more innocent — think Nick, which imagined the life of The Great Gatsby's narrator before the classic novel took place.

But some of these expansions and retellings are a little darker.

Take, for example, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.

In this low-budget horror film, Christopher Robin goes off to college and, upon coming back home, finds that his childhood friends have become sadistic beasts.

The New York Times talked with filmmaker Rhys Frake-Waterfield about his creative process and the reaction to it ... along with explaining the intricacies of how he's able to do this without infringing on Disney's rights.

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey comes out in the US next week.

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