Music composer Andrew Scott Bell knew the soundtrack for the unconventional horror movie Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey would have to be just as unusual. Pooh Bear and Piglet need the right music to accompany their murderous rampages. Bell came across musician Tyler Thackray, who already had a bee project underway. Thackray had placed a violin into a beehive more than a year earlier. So, naturally, Bell asked if he could play the instrument on the Blood and Honey soundtrack. The two then set out to extract the violin from its honeycomb prison and see if it was still playable. Bell posted the video below to share the journey of what they dubbed the Beehiveolin.
The violin is thoroughly a part of the bee hive and it takes a while to extract it. Even longer to remove the bees, which made themselves at home. As Thackray is breaking through the comb in his shop, honey and bees are still oozing out of cervices. Like a true horror movie in and of itself, the threat of bee stings remains ever present. It seems likely that at any moment, even weeks later, an angry bee could emerge from the honeycomb drenched violin. Thackray also posted some short videos on his appropriately named Violin Torture Instagram.
This remarkable addition to the film, which we saw on Collider, isn’t the first behind the scenes look we have into this movie thanks to social media. Immortal Masks revealed that their “Honey Bear” mask is used in the film. The first movie poster for Blood and Honey was also recently released.
We still don’t know the release date for this strange Pooh flick, but all these details only increase our fascination with this horror movie bent on ruining our childhoods. And now we definitely can’t wait to hear the soundtrack courtesy of a bee violin!
Melissa is Nerdist’s science & technology staff writer. She also moderates “science of” panels at conventions and co-hosts Star Warsologies, a podcast about science and Star Wars. Follow her on Twitter @melissatruth.