Public domain nursery rhymes may soon have a new source of terror, potentially overshadowing even Cocomelon. Uncork’d Entertainment is set to introduce us to a series of horror films inspired by these innocent rhymes.
Leading the macabre nursery rhyme parade is “Three Blind Mice,” a rather liberal interpretation of the well-known, somber nursery rhyme where the mice turn out to be sinister, blind mutant killers. Directed by Pierre B in his directorial debut, the film features an ensemble cast including May Kelly, Lila Lasso, Natasha Tosini, Samantha Cull, and Danielle Ronaldstar.
Abi finds herself in the throes of a chilling withdrawal. Her family, seeking respite from the city and her troubles, whisks her away to a secluded cabin in the woods. Unbeknownst to them, “The Three Blind Mice” tale is more than a mere bedtime story, and they might find themselves next on the terrifying menu.
This marks a significant departure from the norm. With luck, it won’t follow in the footsteps of “Winnie The Pooh: Blood & Honey,” where the novelty wore thin rapidly. Interestingly, May Kelly plays a role in both films, making for an intriguing connection.
“Three Blind Mice” is just the beginning of Uncork’d Entertainment’s nursery rhyme-inspired horror films slated for release next month. Another spine-chilling entry in this genre is “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” which similarly infuses a dark and blood-soaked twist into a tale that was once child-friendly. This trend of reimagining nursery rhymes as horror stories appears to be gaining momentum, following the financial success of “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey,” despite receiving mixed reviews.