I never trusted The Banana Splits as a kid. There was something all too menacing about Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper, and Snorky. I had actual nightmare about them. I knew in my heart that they were up to no good.
If you don't remember this bundle of neurotic nightmare fuel, they had their own cartoon show back in the '70s, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. They played music, jammed out with the band, and showed a ton of cartoons.
Now, Warner Bros Home Entertainment is preparing to prove, once and for all, that all my concerns were warranted:
"The Banana Splits" will offer a new take on the classic characters, which were first introduced to audiences in 1968 with "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour" variety program. In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family (brother Austin, mother Beth and father Mitch) attend a taping of "The Banana Splits" TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?
Okay, now you know the gist of things, check out the horrifying new trailer, courtesy of SYFY:
That's so freaking messed up. The Banana Splits Movie will debut on SYFY later this year.
Here's more on the casting from the official press release:
"The Banana Splits" stars Dani Kind ("Wyonna Earp") as Beth, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong ("The Kindness of Strangers") as Harley, Romeo Carere as Austin, Steve Lund ("Street Legal," "Schitt's Creek") as Mitch, and Sara Canning ("The Vampire Diaries," "A Series of Unfortunate Events," "War for the Planet of the Apes") as Rebecca. The beloved Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky and Drooper will also appear. The film is written by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas ("Raven's Home," "My Super Psycho Sweet 16") and directed by Danishka Esterhazy ("Level 16"). "The Banana Splits" is produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY.