In the age of the internet, where clips from old TV programs are to be found all over YouTube and similar streaming sites, it’s no secret that many shows networks have targeted at kids over the years have been just plain creepy.
The topic of creepy kids shows was of course taken to its logical conclusion in the first season of Syfy’s Channel Zero, which adapted the creepypasta Candle Cove. Still, the subject is more than ripe for further exploration.
According to Deadline, Syfy and Warner Bros. are teaming up to adapt the infamously trippy 1960s kids show The Banana Splits into a horror film. WB will first release the film to DVD and Blu-Ray, then later it’ll air on Syfy.
The Banana Splits originally aired on NBC from 1968 to 1970, and has since become famous for both being unintentionally creepy, and resembling an acid trip. The idea of adapting it into a horror flick is actually quite inspired.
As for film’s actual plot, it’ll revolve around a family who heads to a taping of The Banana Splits as a present for their youngest child’s birthday. This fun-filled adventure takes a turn for the crazy when bodies start piling up.
I don’t know about you, but I think this sounds pretty great. It’s a creative idea, and not something that’s really been done before, at least not in this exact way. At the very least, it’s not another reboot, remake, or sequel.