Drooper wields a mallet in the trailer for the upcoming Banana Splits horror movie

That's not strawberry sauce on these Banana Splits.

Image: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment / Syfy Wire

One banana, two banana, three banana… gore? Warner Brothers is bringing back some of its most beloved Hanna-Barbara characters, the Banana Splits. With a dark twist. 

Snorky, Drooper, Bingo and Fleegle return in the soon-to-be-released The Banana Splits Movie. And it's a horror movie. 

As the official plot description explains:

"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?"

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the comedic slasher flick later this year, followed by a television premiere on Syfy. The original Banana Splits Saturday morning series aired from 1968–70.

The costumes look fantastic, true to the wonderful originals designed by Sid and Marty Krofft with a material upgrade that makes them overall more… expensive-ish. Especially when the faces are peeled away to reveal the Terminator-like robot beneath. Because, yes, that happens in the trailer.

You can also spot a groovy update to the Banana Buggy and a warped take on that iconic theme song. 

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DuanneWalton 1 month ago
Not gonna lie: I actually want to see this. This was supposed to be a movie of the game Five Nights at Freddy's. But production fell through and they lost the rights. But they still had a script, so...
pumkinheadfan 3 months ago
2019 the year of movie remakes involving sentient killer robots! I'll probably give it a watch tho..
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MrsPhilHarris 3 months ago
Good grief.
I agree! I have no desire to see by beloved childhood characters treated the way WB treated them. {But, I suppose there are those twisted souls out there who relish the idea of seeing an ice cream/fruit confection gone wild!}
Speaking of Syd And Marty Krofft: What's next on WB's agenda: comedy/horror versions of the Krofft brothers shows?: H.R. Pufnstuff, Bugaloos, Lidsville, etc. I want to remember my childhood just the way it was. Seeing twisted, warped, maniacal versions of them, doesn't make it easy!
Makes me want to cry, that they feel the need to change these beloved shows.
Lidsville would make a great horror movie. You just have to look like Charles Nelson-Reilley with that bald head cap and that makeup, that in and of itself is scary.
DuanneWalton WILD 1 month ago
This article inspired the creepypasta Candle Cove:
https://www.theonion.com/area-36-year-old-still-has-occasional-lidsville-nightma-1819565508

djw1120 3 months ago
I never did and never will watch the Banana Splits Show.
Neither the old nor the new.
Stupid then and probably just as stupid now.
JosephScarbrough 3 months ago
If they're making this a horror, they should be using the creepier-looking shaggy Snorky from the first season instead of the cuter-looking clean-shaven Snorky.
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