Now that you are caught up, I am pleased to notice that someone, somewhere noticed our little errant serial killer (well, myth of a serial killer) the Bunnyman. Apparently the visual of a crazed axe wielding murderer in a bunny suit was too hard for the entertainment industry to resist, and they made a movie about him.
Click here for the BUNNYMAN trailer on Youtube.
(the embedded version was hanging up the browser for some reason)
Of course, the locale looks more like Oregon instead of Northern Virginia. In every respect, this movie is about as horrific as you would expect out of a low budget scare flick, with distinctive 80’s style horror tropes, including:
- The gang of stupid young people on a car trip
- Crazed killer in mask
- Somebody’s oversexed
- Somebody’s an insensitive jerk
- Somebody’s sensible and sensitive, and of course, sympathetic
- The hillbillies are sullen, hostile and oversexed
- People walk off by themselves so they are easy to kill
- Lots and lots of screaming
- A Chainsaw.. of course
- A woman is the last one left
- The Serial Killer listens to classical music on a record player
You know the drill. It’s poorly lit, poorly shot, the dialogue is terrible, and the action sequences are laughably bad. There’s some car vs. truck sequences early on in the film, stolen directly from THE DUEL, and they are shot at what appears to be 14 miles an hour. At one point, one of the stupid people is under the car “fixing” something that inexplicably broke (they cut something out, it’s not quite explained what happened). The truck drives slowly up and literally taps the bumper, it’s not even dented very hard. This apparently kills the dude under the car instantly and obviously, as his friends look under, get up and just walk away. You didn’t even check for a pulse? Reach for a car jack and try to get his body out? Really?? The rest of the movie is entirely predictable along these lines, with an attempt at a couple of twists and very lame jump scares. It’s not scary, it’s not even particularly in the category of “so bad it’s good”, but it IS based on Northern Virginia’s home boy, so it was worth one viewing. AND ONLY ONE VIEWING!!! (and only if you are from Northern Virginia). Friends… can I call you friends? If you want to watch a movie excellent in every respect that mocks movies like this, seek out the Anti-Gore film, Tucker and Dale versus Evil, which I think is still available for rental on Itunes. You will not regret it.