Geekery: The Banana Splits are Back – to Kill You
This may have the best Syfy movie tagline of the year: “The beloved children’s show is back… with a vengeance, a horrible, bloody vengeance.”
For the whipper snappers of the bunch: the Banana Splits Adventure Hour was a show that combined live action mixed with cartoons made by Hanna-Barbera. It starred four people in animal costumes – Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper, and Snorky – that travelled around as a band and did all sorts of goofy stuff. It ran for 2 years in the late 60s and came with a super catchy theme song, as all kids’ shows do.
If the original show wasn’t terrifying enough, Syfy has turned the characters into a live action Five Nights at Freddy’s style horror movie. It definitely looks like a ‘this is horrible, I can’t stop watching…’ made for TV genre movies like Sharknado. Just add booze and some snacks, and you’ve got an amusing night in with friends that love bad movies.