Banana Splits revival -as a horror movie.

Classic 1960s kids’ series The Banana Splits is the latest show set for a revival, but this time bizarrely in a horror movie.

Bingo, Fleegle, Drooper and Snorky sprang to life in 1968 as hosts of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program and ran for just two seasons.

Now the characters will feature in a movie from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Syfy.

“In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family 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?”

It 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.

The characters were created by the Krofft Brothers for Hanna-Barbera, which produced 31 episodes as a mix of live-action and cartoons. It screened in Australia on ABC.

10 Comments:

  1. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I loved that show as a kid. Why can’t they just recreate it? Why does all this stuff have to have a dark side. I spent most of my pocket money on Archie and Jughead comics when I was little, and that turned into Riverdale.

    • Same here ! Absolutely idolised the Banana Splits when I was a kid. Fleagle was my fave.
      Absolute sacrilege : 0
      And yes, I too loved all the Archie comics.So long ago now…

    • That’s been going on for years with the Archie Comics though, really since the Archie’s Mad House series appeared from 1959-69, then there is Archie Meets the Punisher, Archie vs Predator, even one series that saw Miss Grundie die (just after marrying Principal Weatherbee). Then there is the Afterlife with Archie series that saw the spin-off comic (now Netflix series), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, nahj Archie has messed with itself for years even having Jughead as Time Traveller to Archie as a Superhero to the Archies meeting The Ramones. Riverdale really has more relation to the 1990 TeleMovie Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again though.

  2. Yeah I can totally see this as a horror movie. especially if they film it with 1960’s Camera and Audio equipment. I’m looking forward to the Muppets meets Freedie Kruger… lol

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