Day #90: The Bunnyman Massacre (2014)

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The Bunnyman Massacre (2014) IMDB

Synopsis:

[From IMDB:] The adventures of Joe and Bunnyman know no limit of bloodlust and carnage. Bodies pile up as Bunnyman indiscriminately slaughters anything that crosses his path in a mutually beneficial relationship that gives Joe plenty of beef jerky to sell in his local store.

My take:

The opening scenes of The Bunnyman Massacre involve the bloody murder of a bus full of school children. On seeing this I thought, “Okay then! So, this is a movie that doesn’t care about the usual rules. Awesome.” It seemed like a good indication that this blood-and-guts slasher had a bit of a sense of humour, and wasn’t scared to push some boundaries.

It’s really unfortunate, then, that things went downhill from there.

That the acting wasn’t all that great wasn’t an issue for me. I wasn’t really expecting much on that front. And, hell, even the low-grade special effects were acceptable, since nothing else about the movie screamed “big budget” at me. The main problem I had with The Bunnyman Massacre largely came down to some really bad editing.

There were just too many scenes where the camera lingered for too long, or an inconsequential – but really, really long – landscape shot did its best to slow down the pace of the movie. There were also far too many scenes that were presumably about character development, but which ultimately felt incongruous in a movie largely lacking any defined characters (aside from David Scott’s character, Joe), or plot. In short, a lot of work seemed to go into removing the viewer from what they were obviously after – the brutal, creative, and numerous deaths of Joe and Bunnyman’s victims.

More than once, I found myself fighting the urge to skip ahead in order to find something more interesting to watch, or thinking back with disappointment to what the opening scenes had promised, but ultimately failed to deliver.

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