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