A boy and his family attend a taping of the Banana Splits TV show, but the fun quickly fades when the beloved characters embark on an unpredictable killing spree.
Never in my wildest dreams, and I’m sure not even in my Dad’s, did I think I’d ever associate “The Banana Splits” with the Horror genre. Yet, here we are and I have to say this was one wacky trip that sure had my inner child wondering what had happened to these once lovable characters.
Miscellaneous facts about the film:
The movie is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for horror violence and gore, marking it as the first R-rated movie adaptation of a Hanna-Barbera or Sid & Marty Krofft property.
Based extremely loosely on the TV show The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968).
Bill Farmer, Frank Welker, and Carlos Alazraqui were originally meant to reprise their roles as their respective Banana Splits from the 2008 TV show that aired on Cartoon Network, but were eventually replaced with Eric Bauza.
Supposedly based on unused and rejected Five Nights at Freddy’s (2014) script from when Warner Brothers originally had the movie rights.
The sound FX used for the splits is the same one used in 2001: A Space Odyssey, when Dave Bowman leaves the spacecraft Discovery One.
Eric Bauza’s second direct to video movie based on an existing property after Woody Woodpecker (2017).
One of the guest stars on the original TV show was The Monkees. Pay close attention to how the older son, Austin is dressed. He looks like the way Michael Nesmith dressed while on the The Monkees (1966), right down to the way he wears his knit hat.