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.
Starring: David Scott, Julianne Dowler, Jennifer June Ross, and Joshua Lang
Written and directed by: Carl Lindbergh
Horror fans have being complaining about remakes for a while now. Well what happens when there is a remake of a classic horror movie, but the horror icon is now in a bunny costume? All right, this really isn’t a remake, but just imagine if Leatherface in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre (TCM)" was in a bunny costume instead of a skin mask with butcher's clothing. It might be certain to say he wouldn’t be a horror icon.
There are a few similarities between this movie and TCM. To start, the town seems similar. Joe, and Bunnyman live on a farm, and Joe even works in a store similar to Leatherface's family. Then there is the group of young adults that are passing through town, and ultimately cross paths with Bunnyman. Not to say these are necessarily bad things, but it lacks in originality.
Then there are the kills. There is plenty blood and guts spilt, as it is a massacre after all! There is a surprising scene in the beginning where Bunnyman attacks a school bus full of kids. This isn't something audiences get to see a lot of. They can get a little credit for that even though the scene has its faults. Then back to some more unoriginality. Bunnyman goes from pretending to be Leatherface to Jason by simulating the famous camping bag kills.
Having not seen the original, it's hard to tell if there is any added back-story to the Bunnyman. There are some flashbacks, or scenes where he seems to be remembering things. However, it's hard to tell how much this adds to his story, if anything at all. It's just strange, which might be expected from someone who is in a bunny costume. Speaking of the costume, it seems pretty standard, but would have been more interesting if he had bunny feet!
“Bunnyman Massacre” isn’t a remake, but it might have horror fans thinking about some familiar horror icons, particularly Leatherface. While there is some originality in dressing up the killer in a bunny costume, there are plenty of scenes that will have horror fans thinking about TCM. The best thing the movie has going for it are the kills, even though some of them again lack originality. If audiences are looking for massacre by an unusual character then this might be the movie for them. With that, I give this movie 1.5 pools of blood mostly because of the massacre, and obviously not the originality.