Bunnyman

Year of Release: 2009
Genre:  Horror
IMDB Rating: 3.1 / 10
Level of Awful: Low
Breast-O-Meter: 0 / 5

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Oddly enough, for a movie called Bunnyman with a psycho killer running around dressed in a bunny suit, this movie wasn’t half bad. It has a sort of Wrong Turn feel to it, but without the rampant inbred lunatics. The guys in this movie are just your regular, run-of-the-mill, possibly slightly inbred lunatics. It’s main failings are in some of the characters the audience is meant to sympathise with, and it’s a problem that befalls many movies like this one: in an attempt to create an atmosphere of tension and fear amongst the characters the outcome is a group of 5 people who are constantly sniping and bitching at one another. But before you make up your mind on whether to watch this or not, let’s have a look at what happens.

What the Easter Bunny does to fill the other 364 days of the year.

As with any great story about a maniac killing off random victims we have to travel out into the middle of absolutely nowhere, miles from civilisation where nothing but desert and a mysterious forest thrives. Evil stalks this part of the world, and that evil is dressed in a bunny suit. He finds young women along the highway and stores them in enormous cooler boxes before letting them run around in an abandoned junk yard where he slowly stalks them for fun. On one particular day the girl hides in the back of his truck, which suits him just fine. He drives out to a little bit of forest, ties her to a tree and the truck and drives off, ripping the poor girl in half before going out to look for more victims.

Fortunately victims are in abundance along the long stretch of empty highway. When our little group of friends tries to overtake the bunnyman’s truck they severely piss him off, whereupon he tries to drive them off the road. They pull over, hoping to apologise for whatever it is they’ve done, but this only seems to infuriate our killer even more. Apparently unable to appease his anger, the bunnyman drives on to set a trap for our little group of co-eds: just a little bit up the track he parks his truck with half of it sticking out into the road. Noticing it too late the kids crash their car in an attempt to avoid the truck and the bunnyman drives on, his day of tormenting these kids having only just begun.

Riverside picnics are never as romantic as books would have you believe.

So when one of our little group decides to try and fix the car the bunnyman returns, smashing into the back of the car and crushing the young man underneath. This is when the group figures out that they’ve run into more than just another pissed off trucker and they need to find a phone and try to make it back to civilisation. But the woods are a dangerous place filled with drunken, gun-toting hicks, upside down crosses, bags of human bones hanging from trees, weird log cabins and one oddly seductive woman with serious anger management issues. And, of course, chainsaw wielding lunatics in bunny costumes rarely work alone and our group of constantly bickering friends is about to discover that they’ve walked into a demented family affair and it’s gonna take all their best survival skills to get out of this forest in (literally) one piece.

LIFE’S LESSONS LEARNED:

  • If someone tries to drive you off the road you should be sure to apologise for pissing him off.
  • Some women have no fight or flight instinct. Their only instinct is to faint.
  • The easiest way to check if a car is broken is to see if it’s dirty under the hood.
  • There’s always a logical explanation for bags of human bones being hung from trees.
  • If you can’t identify whose bones they are it’s perfectly alright to hang them from a tree.
  • There’s not much you can do to help a dead friend.
  • Even psychopaths in bunny suits listen to classical music to centre themselves before beginning their daily torture rounds.
  • Psychopathic women may have their issues but one thing they won’t stand for is a slut.

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Posted on September 8, 2011, in Awful Level: Low and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I definetly have to see this one…presume he is not the easter bunny ??

  2. I have to give mad props to a film willing to be this ludicrous and preposterous. Great review, as always!

    • I’ll give props to it for doing something so daft and almost pulling it off. Had it not been for the few very annoying characters this would have been a good movie. The bunny was actually quite menacing. And, as always, thank you for the kind words 🙂

  3. “…in an attempt to create an atmosphere of tension and fear amongst the outcome is a group of 5 people who are constantly sniping and bitching at one another.”

    I have always wondered why filmmakers often make the characters in horror films so unlikeable. I thought it was a sick attempt to make us look forward to seeing the kills, but your explanation makes more sense. Sometimes it can wreck a movie for me when I don’t care for the leads.

    • It was something I’ve also wondered about for a while now, and for some reason when I watched this movie it suddenly made sense. And I agree that if you don’t really care if the lead characters live or die the movie tends to fall a little flat.

  4. i just want to say that bunnymans sister thhe crazy woman was hot

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