A horror movie based on Winnie-the-Pooh has been nominated for the title of worst picture of 2023.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, was filmed near the Ashdown Forest, the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood in A.A. Milne’s children’s stories.

The independent film could be made after the original book from 1926 became a public domain work in the United States at the start of this year, freeing it from copyright.

But the movie has been shortlisted for five awards at the Golden Raspberry Awards.

The annual awards recognise the worst films of the year, in contrast to the Oscars and the Golden Globes.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey has been nominated for worst picture, worst director, worst screen combo for Pooh and Piglet, worst remake, rip-off or sequel and worst screenplay.

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The film sees the characters from the classic books turn feral and unhinged after Christopher Robin abandons his forest friends when he goes to college.

When Christopher returns with his new wife, Pooh and Piglet embark upon a murderous rampage.

The low-budget production, filmed over ten days in the forest, was panned by critics, with Mark Kermode describing the film as a “sub-Texas Chainsaw Massacre slog”.

He said: “The only laughs in it are due to how bad it is. An Ai wouldn’t write a script this poor.”

The winner will be proclaimed at a ceremony in Los Angeles on March 9, the day before the winners of the Oscars are revealed.