The Beaster Bunny, originally known as Beaster Day: Here Comes Peter Cottonhell, is written and directed by the Snygg Brothers and is their debut and only film. I think it’s important to stress that it is a B-movie, totally tongue in cheek and doesn’t at any point pretend to take itself seriously.
“I’m an artist. I’m a flower and I need you to water me with your wallet.”
It is set in a small town, where suddenly and inexplicably, a week before the Easter celebration, a thirty foot giant rabbit appears in the woods surrounding the town. At least we’re told it’s a rabbit, to me it looks more like a giant upright rat nearly walking on two legs.
It wastes no time in setting about the townsfolk, biting off limbs and heads and chopping people in half with gay abandon. It seems slightly odd that it can catch them, given that due to it’s being a non articulated puppet all it can do is jump up and down, but that doesn’t seem to deter it any. It is also noticeable that it much prefers it’s food large breasted, topless and swinging in the breeze.
Each of it”s victims are killed in an entirely different manner, all of them hilarious, with copious amounts of tomato ketchup and blackcurrant juice, or blood as they call it, being squirted around all over the place. There is certainly no shortage of gore, or imagination.
Mayor Farnsworth (John Paul Fedele – In The Hood) is a stoner, totally uninterested in the town and unwilling to risk his “charity” event, from which he hopes to get a lot of money, so he denies all talk of wild animals on the loose, putting it down instead to Amish people with power tools.
And now to our heroes. Doug (Peter Sullivan) works for Dog Catchers In the Rye, a local animal control unit. He has certain mental issues, so when he tries to warn the population they are rather sceptical. Brenda (Marisol Custodio – Deathly Love) is a failed actress/opera singer/poet, who gets a job as a dog catcher following an ultimatum from her father. Together, they may be the last, best hope for the town.
The one thing they didn’t address is the giant blood covered egg which is found in the forest. I would have thought that whatever laid that would be far more of a threat than the rabbit. Maybe that will be the sequel!
The Beaster Bunny is a B-movie in the classic sense of the word. The special effects are rubbish but make up in enthusiasm what they lack in quality. The same goes for the acting. It’s basically just an excuse for lots of gore, gratuitous nudity and toe-curlingly bad language. It’s an eighteen certificate and most certainly not for the easily offended. For fans of the genre, this is a must own, very amusing.
“He put the cat in catcher and my God, did that man love pussy?!”
The Beaster Bunny is available to buy now on DVD. See below for the trailer.