Fans of the Hanna-Barbera live action kids show will hopefully all be horror fans by now because The Banana Splits are back! Terrifying, bewildering, wrong in all the right places. Enjoy!
It goes (and I mean it absolutely and completely goes) without saying that there is some Five Nights at Freddy‘s inspiration going on here, which was inspired by real world themed restaurants which were probably often inspired by The ‘Splits. It’s a circle of terror.
But I’ve got to hit this from a somewhat blind angle; I’ve never actually seen The Banana Splits and I’ve never played Five Nights at Freddy‘s or the sequels. This is because I’m a sane human who likes sane things and even as a small child I didn’t need blood splatter effects to know that hulking felt figures with giant smiles were invented by The Elder Gods of the Outer Dark.
Even Jim Henson worked that one out and I’m pretty sure he was trying to populate his own country with puppets.
So, to fans of The Banana Splits: you get what you goddamned deserve.
Helmed by Danishka Esterhazy (Channel Zero) and penned by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour), the film was produced in Cape Town, South Africa via Blue Ribbon Content.
With an R-Rating for violence and gore, The Banana Splits will be out on home DVD and Blu Ray release on August 27, following a digital release on August 13 2019. (Bloody Disgusting)
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