What better way to celebrate Easter than with a cheesy 1972 horror movie about giant killer bunny rabbits? Sigh – I know…..it’s such a shame that we don’t have a definitive horror movie based around Easter. It would seem to be so easy considering all of the creepy old timey Easter Bunny pics that you can find on the internet. But alas, all we really have is a flick about huge mutant rabbits.
Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday, where I’m going full on B-movie this week with the 1972 ridiculousness called Night Of The Lepus. Someone was kind enough to string together some of the best scenes from it on Youtube, so please take a break from eating your marshmallow Peeps and watch it below. Fun fact btw: This movie was rated PG. Keep that in mind while you view the bloody bunny carnage in the clip.
There are never too many nut jokes when you’re talking about squirrels. But why the hell am I even talking about squirrels on a horror blog you ask? Because if we can have a Sharknado attacking everyday civilians, then logically the next tier on the ridiculous horror pyramid would be squirrels, right? Of course it would. Enter in director Timur Bekmambetov’s (Night Watch, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) production company who are trying to push forward an actual horror movie based on killer squirrels. Think I’m lying? Read the synopsis below:
“When a young man’s estranged father is killed under suspicious circumstances, he returns home for the first time in years to get to the bottom of the mystery. Hoping to uncover some logical explanation, he instead finds his mom’s sleazy new boyfriend, a natural gas company buying up the town, an angry female sheriff who happens to be his ex-girlfriend, and an army of flesh-eating squirrels hellbent on destroying everything in their path due to an erosion of their food chain as a result of environmental destruction by the gas company.”
I’ll let that one sink in a little. An evil gas company? A female sheriff? Flesh-eating squirrels? If you’re still shaking your head in disbelief, I urge you to stop shaking it because you’ll give yourself a headache anyway if you keep doing it. There is an actual sales trailer that is being shopped around to get the film funded and find a director. So without further adieu, I present the sales trailer for the horror film you’ve been waiting for, Squirrels: