Video: ‘The Banana Splits’ Official Trailer, Coming to DVD This August!

TVLine.com — One banana, two banana, three banana… gore?!

A beloved children’s show is back “with a vengeance, a horrible, bloody vengeance,” in Syfy’s The Banana Splits Movie, which released its first trailer on Thursday.

Directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Black Field) and penned by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, the telepic follows a family of four: Harley (played by Finlay Wojtak-Hissong) and his brother Austin (Romeo Carere), plus their parents Beth (Wynonna Earp‘s Dani Kind) and Mitch (Bitten‘s Steve Lund).

While attending a taping of beloved The Banana Splits TV series — starring Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky, of course! — things take an unexpectedly deadly turn for Harley and his family.

Press play above to get a taste for the jarring mix of peppy Banana Splits jingle and slasher film mayhem.

Banana Splits Movie Will Terrorize Blu-ray This August

MovieWeb.com — The Banana Splits Movie will be bringing the potentially childhood-ruining R-rated horror shenanigans home this summer. We initially learned in February that the children’s show icons were being revived with a brand new movie. Yet, peculiarly, the series was being given a horror twist. Recently, we were treated to the first, very bizarre and blood-filled trailer for the unlikely reboot. Now, those who are curious to see how this all comes together will get their chance via Blu-ray/DVD this summer.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SyFy have partnered to bring The Banana Splits Movie to digital platforms on August 13. The movie will then make its way to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 27. The cover art for the Blu-ray has also been released, which features Drooper, Snorky, Fleegle and Bingo, with Bingo holding onto an ax like Jack Torrence from The Shining. The cover also boasts the tagline “Tra la la terror,” as a play on the original theme song. As for bonus features, here’s what the release will include.

Special Features
• Banana Splits: Behind the Horror
• Terror on Set
• Breaking News! The Banana Splits Massacre

Rated R for “Violence and Gore”

Bloody-Disgusting.com — In a surprise move that was probably inspired by the success of Five Nights at Freddy’s, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Syfy announced earlier this year that they’re bringing back the characters from Hanna-Barbera’s variety program “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour” for… a horror movie. And not just any horror movie, but a hardcore rated “R” horror movie.

This week the MPAA has given The Banana Splits an R rating for “horror violence and gore“!


Affection (2018) Short Film (Screen Captures + Video)

For those who didn’t know, Steve took part of a short film last year titled Affection which he also helped produced. The film is about a woman that has been fighting with self-doubt all her life with nowhere to call home until she’s faced with a conquest that results in something much more, thanks to her facing a raw feeling she’s rarely faced before: affection.

The short film was written and directed by Tricia Lee who had this to say when asked about the casting of the film in an interview with IndieActivity.com

indieactivity: Did you start writing with a cast (You or any) in mind?
Tricia Lee: I did not have anyone in mind when writing. I like the characters to grow into who they want to be on the page before inhabiting them in a body and giving them a face. I am not an actor, so it definitely would not be me starring in it! But I did find the perfect people to play the characters of Laina and Tyler.

Steve Lund had an older look than I had originally conceived the character to be but when his agent sent his portfolio to me, I knew immediately that I needed to change the role to fit him. I wrote Steve a personal letter to convince him to be in the film and he wrote me back the sweetest letter, accepting. I later found out that he had written the letter without even reading the script! You would recognize Steve from Bitten, Reign and Schitt’s Creek.

You can watch the 9 minute short film below, in addition to the HD screen captures in the gallery now.

Disclaimer: This film is NSFW at the beginning.


Watch Short Film ‘Flung’ Now

In light of Valentine’s day actress Meghan Heffern finally shared with us the short film she worked and starred in with Steve titled ‘Flung’ which you can now check out below!


‘Tap House’ Trailer + Meet Dane (Videos)

Hey guys! Be sure to check out the trailer for the recent comedy pilot Steve is featured in called Tap House! It looks absolutely hilarious, and honestly I cannot wait to see more!

Be sure to follow the show on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news!

Meet Dane, played by Steve Lund.

Personal Trainer by day, Bartender by night. He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, but Dane has all the confidence in the world when it comes to the ladies. He loves a good laugh, but often finds himself on the tail end of Riley and Scott’s practical jokes.


Steve Talks ‘Flung’ with CP24 Breakfast (Video & Captures)

Steve was joined by his Flung co-star Meghan Heffern as they stopped by CP24 Breakfast in Toronto yesterday to discuss the film, which is set to premiere at the 2016 Canadian Film Fest this week. Check out the video below if you missed it!