Written and Directed by Joonas Makkonen
Black Lion Pictures Ltd/ Jo Jo the Dog Films
Runtime – 88 minutes
Admittedly anyone having seen the trailer or having read the synopsis for this feature will more than likely know what they are letting themselves in for. And they wouldn’t be far wrong. The movie starts out on a blistering pace by introducing idyllic beauty, snow-capped firs, mountains as far as the eye can see and Mr. Mc Rain. Mr. Mc Rain an author who believes that a little quiet time in the Finnish wilderness will do wonders for his creativity, that and the companionship of a pleasingly curvaceously Swedish ‘muse’ (the first of many glaring stereotypes found within the film).
Act two; enter a small group of teens eager to party and ‘bump uglies’ in more ways than one. As luck would have it the script calls for a secluded cabin (stop me if you’ve heard the premise before now) an angry lesbian, copious amounts of booze, a borrowed ambulance (that’s a new one) and a mysterious British trio stranded with something even more enigmatic producing noises in the trunk of their vehicle.
With its fair share of nekkidness, mostly boobies and copious frontal “footage” (which strangely lacks what Europe is famous for - bush), naughtiness and a few plot twists you might not see cumming (see what I did there!) Bunny the Killer Thing delivers where others features only hint at and dare not venture into.
Over the top splatter-ific gore is displayed very early on and is thankfully not lost in horrid lighting and/or shadows, it appreciatively continues throughout the films entirety. What’s more obvious however is the fact that the ‘bunny’ is a person dressed in a cheesy costume (this fact isn’t lost on me though it weirdly works excellent for the purpose of this film) said attire would admittedly win high scores in any Pluffy/Furry organization’s annual meeting (do they meet more frequently than that? have I been lied to?) as would, I can only imagine, the synopsis and script of this jaded little crusty cottontail semen saturated gem.
Several scenes are unforgettable stemming from character’s awkward interactions and classic dialogue in certain instances. In one scene Tuomas gatecrashes a party, in another cabin further in the woods with a slightly more risqué clientele, as he flees the ‘fluffy one’ but it appears he has enough time to stop for a snog and a comment…it’s alright I’d wanna’ fuck me too.
Overall Bunny the Killer Thing though excellently filmed, conceived and produced is understandably not a movie that will win any Oscars (though the short film version did win a few festival awards). However, it does warrant my full attention and exalted praise and that means mountains more as I can’t be bought off (can I?), bribed (I can?) or prompted to promote anything I normally wouldn’t (but Mountain Dew’s new flavor is mighty satisfying, buy some today).
To be blunt if you enjoy features that don’t pander to special interest groups (ahem! Big budget Hollywood), whose producers aren’t afraid to push the envelope of good taste (for fucks sake this film centers around a bunny who rapes people to death with his huge swinging schlong, no matter the ‘offered’ orifice) and whose storyline doesn’t include morals (did I miss them?) but plenty of cosmic freakin’ karma then this is where you should point your peepers at next. Thinking upon it if there is moral to this tale at all its that the more you yank, pull and tug upon something the more likely it will be to tear and rip, cause excruciating agony and surround the immediate area with an arterial crimson spray even the mighty GWAR would gaze at in jaw dropping wonder. Perhaps here be the biggest lesson to all the ‘handsy’, fidgety teens with access to the internet reading this.
I for one will gladly admit to loving every minute of this and will recommend this to whomever I bump into without fear of persecution and reprisal. Screw it! I’ll go out on a limb print out a wad of posters and nail them to Church notice boards next to obituaries and scheduled raffles.
Expeerience this with a bunch of like-minded friends in a location fueled by free flowing adult beverages.