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« on: February 20, 2019, 01:34:47 AM »

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The nostalgia machine has turned the childhoods of people who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s into big business, but anyone younger than that has largely been left behind by the Funko Pop! industry for one simple reason: Stuff that kids liked in the ‘80s and ‘90s is super cool, but older stuff is sometimes weird and lame. Take, for example, the work of Sid and Marty Krofft, who pioneered a style of TV based around putting people in weird animal costumes that died out almost immediately once animation became cheaper and easier. Now, one of those shows is actually coming back, but since nobody cares about kids TV from the ‘60s and ‘70s, it’s being turned into a f**ked-up horror movie for Syfy.

The lucky characters getting this revival are The Banana Splits, stars of the Banana Splits Adventure Hour, and a press release implies that they’re murderers now. The new horror movie version of The Banana Splits will air on Syfy at some point this year, and it concerns a little boy and his family who attend a taping of the Banana Splits TV show until for things to “take an unexpected turn” as “the body count quickly rises.” If we had to take a guess, we’d say that it sounds like Syfy took an unrelated pitch and brought in The Banana Splits when it realized that was cheaper/easier than designing a whole new group of animal characters, but for all we know this will end up being a faithful resurrection of the Banana Splits canon. Surely someone out there is eager to see what Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky, and Drooper are up to.

The Banana Splits horror movie was written by My Super Psycho Sweet 16's Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, and it was directed by Level 16's Danishka Esterhazy.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 02:26:21 AM »

Maybe it's time we all got together and committed mass suicide to spare ourselves further such abominations?
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 10:23:35 AM »

Sounds like a way to make a "Five Nights at Freddy's" movie without actually having to license the "Five Nights at Freddy's" characters.

Tho honestly, when I was a kid the gorilla-like "Split" member with the sunglasses and giant teeth creeped the hell outta me, so this idea actually works for me.  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 02:34:29 PM »

I liked the theme song when I was a kid!  Smile
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 05:02:09 PM »

I liked the theme song when I was a kid!  Smile

Hell, I still sing that song.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 04:27:21 PM »

And if the film is a ratings success, then there is so much more Syfy can do to screw with our memories.

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 10:30:38 AM »

Trailer for the "Splits" horror flick hit YouTube this week. It comes out direct to video this summer, and then will air on SyFy later this year, presumably around Halloween.

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(shrugs) Meh. I'd watch it. Lord knows I've sat through worse.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 05:41:23 PM »

Looks like sort of decent production values.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2019, 06:18:19 AM »

The movie itself doesn't look horrible, but I see no reason why it needs to be the 'Splits.  Making up a new cast of characters would have worked just as well.

If they were trying to cash in on Five Nights at Freddies popularity, there's a few years too late. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2019, 12:50:12 PM »

The movie itself doesn't look horrible, but I see no reason why it needs to be the 'Splits.  Making up a new cast of characters would have worked just as well.

If they were trying to cash in on Five Nights at Freddies popularity, there's a few years too late.  

Current rumor has it that Warner Bros. used to have the film rights to "Five Nights at Freddy's," but lost them to Blumhouse Prods.

...so they took their unused "Freddy's" film script and applied the long-dormant "Splits" characters to it in order to beat Blumhouse to the punch.
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