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Night of the Lepus
How many eyes does horror have?
Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!!
An object lesson in the difference between taking a silly premise seriously and treating a silly premise with undue gravity. Once you know the basic premise and get that disbelieving chuckle out of the way, you've had just about all the fun you're going to have. Though the wonder of DeForest Kelley's enormous '70s 'stache can't go unmentioned.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Fairly standard "overgrown animal" B-movie. A bit plodding for ninety minutes with pretty-dated special effects. The idea of "adorable monsters" is novel, though.
Giant bunnies terrorize Janet Leigh. Not as much fun as the title may lead you to believe.
A movie about bad hair, bad ties, bad cars, bad dialog, bad miniatures, and rockin mustaches. Can you imagine the CGI bunnies they'd have today? Hello, Michael Bay? Remake!
I put this one under it's so bad it's good. It's been a guilty pleasure ever since I seen it on TNT back in the 90's.
The ineptitude on display here is more baffling than it is entertaining.
Just watch the highlight reels on YouTube instead.
The cutest horror movie I've ever seen. Those slow-mo shots of bunnies terrorizing miniature southern towns are priceless. It's sad to see Deforest Kelly in such a stinker though.
Spielberg schooled the world with Jaws when he taught us that you don't need to actually show the animal to make a great animal attack movie.
NIGHT OF THE LEPUS is a terrible film, but it's entertaining for the most part due to the fact that someone actually had the nuts to make a movie about giant killer rabbits. I wish the actors had let us in on the joke, but maybe the fact that they were so serious increases the funny factor. It's silly, campy, and is pretty forgettable after it's all done. All you snobs with lucky rabbit feet should stay away. But for those who want a stupid, brainless B-movie to fill 90 minutes of your time, you could do worse than NIGHT OF THE LEPUS [like FROGS - ugh]. I wouldn't hop to see it again anytime soon, but I wouldn't wiggle my nose at it either.
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