Yes, we’re as confused-but-intrigued as you are. As the headline suggests, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour of the ‘60s is being turned into a horror movie.
Via Deadline, the characters of Bingo, Fleegle, Drooper and Snorky are returning to action in a TV movie pegged as a horror thriller. Warner Bros Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content is teaming with Syfy for the picture.
The early word on this film reads:
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?
On board to star in the series are Wyonna Earp’s Dani Kind, The Kindness of Strangers’ Finlay Wotjak-Hissong, Schitt’s Creek’s Steve Lund, The Vampire Diaries’ Sara Canning and Pyewacket’s Romeo Carere.
Level 16’s Danishka Estherhazy is on directing duties from a script by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas.
The Banana Splits will initially debut as a home release from Warners before then landing on Syfy.
Expect more on this, err, unique project as it continues to develop.