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12th Oct 2023

Teacher accidentally shows children Winnie the Pooh horror movie leaving parents furious

Charlie Herbert

Teacher accidentally shows children Winnie the Pooh horror movie leaving parents furious

He realised his mistake 20 minutes in

A teacher in Florida has landed himself in hot water after accidentally showing his class of nine and 10-year-olds the Winnie the Pooh horror movie.

On October 2, the class of fourth graders at Academy of Innovative Education in Miami Springs asked the teacher to stick on a film during indoor lunch.

The film they picked? Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.

The brief synopsis of the film is that Pooh and Piglet have been abandoned by Christopher Robin in the Hundred Acre Wood after he grows up and leaves. Starving and driven to insanity, they eat Eeyore and become slasher killers.

The film features gory moments such as someone being put through a wood chipper, but luckily the teacher in question realised what they had put on before things quite got that extreme.

According to the school, the film was switched off after about 20 minutes and only “one scary scene” had been shown to the class.

This didn’t stop parents being left furious at the teacher for allowing the film to be shown, even if it was the kids that chose it.

Parent of twins Michelle Diaz told CBS News Miami: “It’s not for them [the pupils] to decide what they want to watch. It’s up to the professor to look at the content.”

A brief glance at the plot should have really been enough for the teacher to realise what the film involved, let alone the title ‘Blood and Honey.’

The IMDb synopsis reads: “After Christopher Robin abandons them for college, Pooh and Piglet embark on a bloody rampage as they search for a new source of food.”

Diaz claimed that some children in the class had asked the teacher to “stop the movie” but he didn’t.

She added that she felt “completely abandoned by the school.”

Head of the school, Vera Hirsh, told CBS News Miami: “The Academy for Innovative Education has become aware that a segment of a horror movie was shown to fourth graders, Monday, October 2, 2023, that was not suitable for the age group.

“Our administration promptly addressed this issue directly with the teacher and has taken appropriate action to ensure the safety and well-being of students.

“We are actively monitoring the students and our mental health counselor and principal have already met with those students who have expressed concerns.”

Last year, the world of cinema was left reeling when Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey was announced.

After the intellectual property rights for Pooh re-entered the public domain on January 1 2022, the film was able to be made.

However, it seems like they shouldn’t have bothered, as the low-budget slasher was panned by critics, holding a remarkable Rotten Tomatoes score of just 3 per cent.

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