Dolphin Medien and Red Shadow Studios are teaming up to deliver two horror films based on Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan.
The news revealed at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, will the German distributor and UK horror production house unveiling the titles Winnie the Pooh: Death House and Peter Pan Goes to Hell. Death House is helmed by S.J. Evans and written by Stephen Kelly, with Variety noting that the plot will be focusing on a school reunion in a remote mansion that was actually planned by cult members “who were mercilessly tormented by the guests as children.” Evans said, “The script is supremely clever with scope for iconic visuals, and we have assembled a terrific young cast loaded with star potential. I’m very excited to share this dark and disturbing horror with the world.”
Meanwhile, Peter Pan Goes To Hell will be a slasher movie written by Kelly and helmed by Phil Claydon. “I grew up on a healthy diet of low-budget horror from the masters like Sam Raimi, Wes Craven and Peter Jackson,” Claydon shared. “In recent streamer times, opportunities to create high concept horror on a small budget had vanished so I relished the opportunity to dive on board with Red Shadow Studios in carving out an environment for filmmakers to come and craft some grass roots scares. Let the mayhem commence.”
Kelly added, “The huge interest in horror movies based on public domain properties piqued my interest as it did many, but with Red Shadow Studios – in partnership with Dolphin Medien – I’m trying to bring together really talented filmmakers and high- caliber actors as I firmly believe that, in this space, budget doesn’t have to mean compromising on talent or creativity. While these first two films are absolutely ‘out there’ gonzo takes on beloved children’s stories, we have a whole host of different – sometimes shocking – new genre projects on our ambitious slate, and in Benjamin Krause at Dolphin Medien, we have the perfect, shrewd distribution partner and executive producer.”
Stay tuned for official release dates and trailers.
Elsewhere in entertainment, watch the first teaser trailer for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.
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