The Banana Splits Movie – USA, 2019 – reviews

The Banana Splits Movie is a 2019 American horror feature film directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16) from a screenplay written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (My Super Psycho Sweet 16). The Blue Ribbon Content production stars Dani Kind, Steve Lund, Maria Nash and Finlay Wojtak-Hissong.


A boy named Harley and his family (brother Austin, mother Beth, and 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.

However, things take an unexpected turn and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?


“Once the movie establishes that the Banana Splits really are engaging in a splatter-fest, it expands from outright gore into the arena of genuine, if campy, terror. Yes, it’s actually scary in parts. And that’s just fine. After all, what else can be done with four characters faced with a choice of simply being forgotten, or going out in a blaze of gory?” Jim Johnson,

“Based on the premise alone, you inherently suspend disbelief simply by pressing Play in the first place. Plotting makes next to no sense, yet the overall atmosphere remains so delightfully dopey, there’s no incentive to be irritated by tropes like ridiculous reasons for everyone to continually split up as the studio becomes slice-and-dice central.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt

“Esterhazy makes the most out of The Banana Splits Movie’s subplots involving pushy stage dads and Instagram influencers to pump up the body count and keep the blood flowing. There’s never time for the movie to drag, something is constantly happening, and it’s usually bloody. While it’s never overly scary, The Banana Splits Movie is a fun romp.” Jim Morazzini, Voices from the Balcony


The Banana Splits Movie will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital on August 13th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 27th, 2019. Later this year, showings on the Syfy channel will follow.

Cast and characters:

  • Dani Kind … Beth
  • Finlay Wojtak-Hissong … Harley
  • Romeo Carere … Austin
  • Steve Lund … Mitch
  • Maria Nash … Zoe
  • Naledi Majola … Paige
  • Richard White … Stevie
  • Sara Canning … Rebecca
  • Celina Martin … Poppy
  • Kiroshan Naidoo … Thadd
  • Keeno Lee Hector … Jonathan
  • Lia Sachs … Parker
  • Lionel Newton … Karl
  • Daniel Fox … Andy
  • Lily Spangenberg … Sloppy Time Girl / Ashley

Filming locations:

Cape Town, South Africa


The movie has been rated ‘R’ by the MPAA for “horror violence and gore.”


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2 Comments on “The Banana Splits Movie – USA, 2019 – reviews”

  1. I watched the show when I was a kid. those EVIL FKS at warner bros & scyfi should be castrated & hung by their tongues till dead. FK HOLLYWOOD!!!!

    1. This was one of the earliest favorite shows from my childhood, It sickens me how these psychopaths have urinated all over that memory., I very much agree….. FK HOLLYWOOD!!!!

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