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

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“!

Steve to star in ‘The Banana Splits’ a Trippy 1960s Kids Show Turned Horror Thriller

Steve is reportedly set to star in the Warner Bro. Home Entertainment and Syfy production of of the 1960’s show turned horror film The Banana Splits. You can read more below as reported by Deadline.com

Bingo, Fleegle, Drooper and Snorky, the zany collective better known as The Banana Splits, are coming back with a vengeance — and with a body count?

As revivals go, this one may be as audacious as it is unexpected: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Syfy are bringing back the Banana Splits, the trippy-dippy characters introduced back in 1968 as the anthropomorphic hosts of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. This time around, however, the Banana Splits are being served up in a horror thriller.

The original movie will premiere this year from Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros Television Group’s digital studio, via a Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release that will be followed by the television debut on Syfy. The official synopsis: “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?”

The Banana Splits revival stars Dani Kind (Wyonna Earp) as Beth, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong (The Kindness of Strangers), Romeo Carere as Austin, Steve Lund (Schitt’s Creek) as Mitch and Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) as Rebecca. Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16) is directing the horror project from a script by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home). The Banana Splits is produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY.