Movie Review – Bunny the Killer Thing (2016)

Bunny the Killer Thing
Directed by Joonas Makkonen
Courtesy of Artsploitation Films
Release Date: March 22, 2016

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This review will discuss one of the wildest and weirdest films I’ve ever seen: BUNNY THE KILLER THING. The title alone is enough to entice curious viewers, and it certainly caught my eye. But the actual movie itself is beyond description, a mesmerizing, stomach-churning, and gut-busting foray into hilarity and horror. And I loved every minute of it. If you are easily offended, stop reading right now, and move on to something else. But if you can stand gratuitous rabbit/human nudity, then you’re in for a real show. BUNNY THE KILLER THING is a riotous venture into the absurd.

If you are not familiar with BUNNY THE KILLER THING, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Artsploitation Films:

This wildly un-PC horror-comedy follows the amorous adventures of a 6 foot tall sex-crazed rabbit who finds plenty of sexual conquests at a cabin in the woods inhabited by a group of Finns and some unsuspecting tourists. The young people, out to have a fun-filled winter weekend, instead find themselves involved in a game of life and death when the weird creature brandishing an incredibly long penis attacks anything that looks like a woman’s vagina. Created when a science project goes terribly wrong, the Bunny will stop at nothing in search of a warm place to park his appendage. A hilarious spoof of splatter and camp films, Bunny the Killer Thing is unapologetically offensive as well as hilarious weird and wonderful. Filmed mostly in English.

I don’t even know where to begin with this one…and that’s a good thing! The film is crazy beyond measure, and it’s chocked full of humor and terrifying imagery.

BUNNY THE KILLER THING is shot well and looks great onscreen. It is a Finnish film, therefore some of the language is a bit difficult to make out (they speak English most of the time), but the dialogue is crisp and understandable for the most part.

The special effects are very good. Granted, some of them are tongue-in-cheek, specifically Bunny’s facial features (which sorta shows the lower half of a human’s face), but I believe they are meant to elicit that response. There’s quite a bit of gore in the film, which looks excellent all the way around. But most ‘prominent’ is Bunny’s, er, member. It looks horrifically real, but hilarious at the same time. I cringed and laughed most of the way through the second half of the film.

The plot of BUNNY THE KILLER THING is your basic monster-experiment-gets-loose-and-terrorizes-everybody concept. But have no fear; Bunny isn’t your typical monster, therefore the mayhem he causes is not typical either. The resulting chaos is both intense and entertaining.

BUNNY THE KILLER THING is a big win for me, and I recommend it to anyone looking for zaniness with their horror. But be warned once again: if you have delicate sensibilities, I would definitely steer clear of this one. Otherwise, grab a group of friends and buckle up for a bizarre trip. The film is available now.

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