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A straight faced piece of sci-fi horror, that turns into a ridiculous snigger-fest due to the simple fact that the horror is provided by killer rabbits! Night Of The Lepus (also known as Rabbits) is a 1972 movie, based on 1964 sci-fi novel The Year Of The Angry Rabbit. With bad directing, wooden acting, and terrible special effects, the movie has become a cult classic, for its inability to make fluffy bunnies seem even the slightest bit scary.
Hordes of the carnivorous giant monster fluffy bunnies on a murderous rampage across Arizona, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. Created by a strange serum, a injected bunny escapes and goes on a sex crazed rampage, and before long the mutant bunnies are... Well... Breeding like rabbits! Soon they are on a killing spree, as Sheriff Cody exclaims, "There's a herd of killer rabbits heading this way!" As the bunnies head towards a drive-in movie theatre. Nothing can stop them it would seem. Until... Someone has the bright idea to distract the bunnies using the head-lights of the cars in the drive-in. Of course! How else would you deal with rabbits, than with head-lights?!
The movie contains not only bad, but down-right bizarre special effects. Rarely are humans and rabbits in the same scene together, as odd camera angles were used to make the bunnies appear as giants. The rabbits were filmed in close-up stomping on miniature structures in slow motion.They had ketchup smeared on their faces, for blood. And they even used human actors dressed rabbit costumes, for some scenes.