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Check out our editors' picks for the movies and TV shows we're excited about this month, including the premieres of " Marvel ," Proxima , and more. See the full list. Title: The Banana Splits Movie A boy named Harley and his family brother Austin, mother Beth, and step-father Mitch attends 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? Like many I suppose, I was drawn to the novelty factor having the iconic Banana Splits made into a modern horror film.
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A horror reimagining of Hanna-Barbera 's children's television series The Banana Splits , the film follows a family attending a live taping of the aforementioned show and trying to survive when the titular characters go haywire upon learning of their show's cancellation, starting a killing spree around the studio. The development of a Banana Splits film adaptation was announced in February , following an original idea from Josh Van Houdt, Syfy 's vice president of development about turning the project into a horror film. Esterhazy signed on as director from a script by Elinoff and Thomas, saying in an interview they drew inspiration from the horror film Chopping Mall and the slasher film Child's Play. Home Entertainment. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was aired on the Syfy channel on October 12, for the Halloween season. Harley Williams is a huge fan of The Banana Splits , a successful children's television series featuring four animatronic characters — Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky — along with their human co-star Stevie. On his birthday, Harley's mother Beth and his stepfather Mitch take him to a live taping at Taft Studios with his older brother Austin and his classmate Zoe. Upon arrival, the family meet several audience and staff members like the show's hostess Paige and her assistant Doug, fan couple Thadd and Poppy, aspiring young performer Parker with her father Jonathan, and security guard Sal.