Synopsis: A killer in a bunny suit murders anyone he encounters and his partner in crime, Joe, disposes of the bodies by turning them into jerky, which he sells at his convenience store. When a group of women go hiking in the nearby woods, they become Bunnyman and Joe’s latest targets and must find a way to escape before they are raped, tortured and killed by the pair.
Movie Review: The Bunnyman Massacre (2014)
A review of the 2014 thriller starring Joshua Lang as a serial killer wearing a bunny costume.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, my wife and I are big slasher movie fans and typically don’t miss the chance to watch a movie in that genre if it sounds like it will be somewhat unique. As a result of that, when I came across this film, I just had to watch it with her. Unfortunately, after watching it last night, I can honestly say it was a mistake.
To be fair, this film is a sequel to the 2011 movie “Bunnyman,” which I have not seen. And, as I watched this movie, I did take that into account because I’m certain there are some things, such as an explanation about why the killer (Lang) is dressed as a bunny and his relationship to Joe (Scott), that I missed by not watching it. However, even when that was taken into consideration, this movie was just horrible.
I think the thing that really stood out for me when watching this film was how angry I was getting at the Bunnyman’s victims. Movies like this are always better when there are at least one or two victims that fight back. None of the women in this movie did that. Instead, they made it way too easy by not taking advantage of numerous opportunities to escape or gain the upper hand by grabbing a weapon. Heck, they couldn’t even flee into the woods without screaming for help at the top of their lungs, essentially telling the bad guys where they were.
To give you a good example of what I mean, late in the movie, two of the victims are asked by the local sheriff (Hilton) to wait in his truck. Despite knowing what is out there hunting them, they don’t even bother to watch the woods. Instead, they just lounge around in the vehicle, not paying attention and let the Bunnyman sneak up on them. I’m sorry, but if you’re that stupid, you deserve to be killed by a maniac in a bunny costume. And, if you don’t care if the victims live or die, movies like this just aren’t as fun to watch.
I had hoped this would be a good slasher movie. However, despite the uniqueness of the killer’s costume, the film honestly didn’t impress me all that much and made me feel like I wasted my time watching it.
My Grade: D