Director: Carl Lindbergh
Cast: Diana Prince, Marshal Hilton, Bradley Bundlie
Production Company: ANOC Productions
Runtime: 108 minutes
Expectations are meant to be challenged. Having not seen Bunnyman (2011) or The Bunnyman Massacre (2014) as of this writing, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Bunnyman Vengeance (2017). Honestly, I figured it would be a horror comedy. I was in for a pleasant surprise…
Bunnyman is a masked killer who lives with a demented family that runs a haunted house attraction. The family members engage in a mad killing spree, but they don’t always agree with each other. Once Bunnyman realizes that he’s being used, there comes a terrible vengeance.
The film is a pretty intense look into the life of a deranged serial killer who happens to wear a bunny costume. The movie is inspired by actual events, but those initial stories have been overshadowed by urban legends that are far more interesting.
Like Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Bunnyman is a silent killer who is an object of ridicule for his adopted brothers. This rabbit-themed murderer isn’t funny, and will earn both your fear and your pity.
Glimpses of super 8 film footage and creepy montages are used to fill in Bunnyman’s back story. The movie stands on its own very well, even though it’s the third in a series. Of course, that means I’ll have to go back and watch the other films too!
The movie is drained of much colour, making it look like it was shot on expired film stock. This gives Bunnyman Vengeance a distinct look, similar to that of some exploitation films from the 70s. Don’t let this trouble you, because the reds are still plenty red!
The music by Peter Scartabello favourably captures the essence of the movie. There’s also a psychedelic music video that must be seen to be believed! It features a song that’s entitled The Machinist of Joy, which is a bizarre masterpiece in its own right.
Bunnyman Vengeance is a serious horror film that’s full of shocks, gore effects, and a few other surprises. It’s the kind of motion picture that would feel right at home at the drive-in. Now, where can I find the other movies in the series?
– John Migliore
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