Everybunny’s Scared of These Films: A Terrifying Rabbit Movie Roundup

Easter is coming up so we're here to remind you that bunnies can be… no, are scary. 

If you don’t believe me, let me quote Modern Master of Horror (& Comedy) Jordan Peele:

“Rabbits, they’re supposed to be cute. On paper, they’re adorable, lovable rabbits,” he said. “Have you ever gotten close to a rabbit? You can tell in their eyes that they have the brain of a sociopath. If you put a rabbit brain in a human body, you have Michael Myers, the killer. They have no empathy.”
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Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s musical episode: “Once More With Feeling” also let her feelings be known in this song:


And now, with that in mind, we'd like to share with you some of our favorite scary bunnies and bunny movies: 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: (1975)

One of our favorite Scary Bunnies is the Fearsome Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He even made Sir Robin soil his armor.  We've got some Killer Rabbit Slippers, created in its honor! (Shop if you dare!)

 

Night of the Lepus (1972) 

Worried about overpopulation of rabbits on his land, a rancher calls in a college professor to inject the rabbits with chemicals, which leads to a breed of giant mutant rabbits that begin killing everything in sight. This star-studded (Janet Leigh, Stewart Whitman, and DeForest Kelly) horror film is described in online reviews as “Stupid,” “Hard to take seriously,” and “Technically Lazy.”  I watched this movie when I was a kid and I'm sure I'll never recover. 
 Night of the Lepus

 

Donnie Darko (2001) 

This film is a dark psychological thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal that you’ll be watching over and over to see what you missed the first (and second) time. Frank, a mysterious figure in a rabbit costume who informs him that the world will end in just over 28 days, is an image that will haunt you for a long, long time. 

 Donnie Darko - Frank

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Wallace and his loyal (and much smarter) dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.  And what do they find? The fearsome Were-Rabbit!  But who is the Were-Rabbit really?

Wallace and Gromit Were-Rabbit

 

Watership Down (1978) 

Nature, red in tooth and claw. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Many parents have made the mistake of thinking that an animated movie about bunnies is a perfect thing to show their little kids, damaging their psyches with blood soaked foam dripping from the teeth of these warring bunnies. 

Watership Down


 

In addition to our favorites above, there are a host of Serial Killers in bunny costumes movies that have appeared in the last decade or so: 

Easter Bunny Bloodbath (2010) & Easter Bunny Bloodbath 2: No More Tears (2020)

Easter Bunny BloodbathEaster Bunny Bloodbath 2

Serial Rabbit (2005) and its 5 or so sequels...

Serial Rabbit

Peter Rottentail (2004)

Peter Rottentail
...but of course we haven't seen any of these because we're hiding under our blankets.  Because you never know where the bunnies will be--they might be behind you right now. 
Scary Easter Bunny

Happy Easter!



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