Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bunnyman Massacre

Director - Carl Lindbergh (Bunnyman)
Starring - David Scott (Bunnyman, Kid Racer), Julianne Dowler (The Before Time), and Jennifer June Ross (Dick Night)
Release Date - 2014
Genre - Horror
Tagline - "Monsters are real"
Format - DVD (Personal Collection) (Screener)

Rating (out of 5):
     Sequels have always had a love/hate relationship among horror fans.  Most tend to hate them until they finally watch them.  I don't see how people can hate a movie they have never seen but most automatically start talking shit about a sequel until they see it.  If it's good then they will praise it for being a good film.  However, I am the opposite.  I beg for sequels, prequels, and remakes.  They give me a new take or continuation of my favorite films. Back in April I reviewed the slasher Bunnyman (read my review here)  by director Carl Lindbergh.  The film was fun as hell and I immediately learned that Lindbergh was working on a sequel.  I was fucking excited to see it and Midnight Releasing was kind enough to send me a review copy.  Thanks guys!
     The film once again follows Bunnyman and his redneck partner as they kidnap, rape, and butcher anyone that ventures into their countryside. They have made a small business out of turning their victims into beef jerky.  They work over a few campers, a bus full of kids, and a few members of the local police which raises awareness of all the deaths in the area.  The local sheriff pays them a visit and leaves.  The sheriff knows it is Joe, Bunnyman's redneck brother, and sets out to bring him to justice.  While the sheriff is investigating the murders, Joe and Bunnyman has a group of girls hostage and try to work up a trade.  They bring them more girls and they will let them go.  They do as there asked and Joe reveals he has lied.  He ties the girls back up and rapes them before they break free and flee through the woods.  Joe and Bunnyman chases after but the sheriff is also in the woods and a good, old fashioned showdown ensues...with chainsaws.
     The first Bunnyman was a fun slasher that gave us an unconventional killer in what could have been a parody of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  The film was a fun experience but did have some stale moments. The thought of a sequel excited me.  I had hoped that the film removed everything that made the first film stale and replaced it with something bad ass...and it did.  This film was a vast improvement over the first in almost every aspect.  The acting in this film is phenomenal.  Every character was well portrayed but David Scott, who portrayed Joe, stole the show.  Every scene he was in was HIS scene.  He honestly made the movie what it is.  The story for this one is just a more detailed encounter of the first film.  However, this time around all the boring dialogue and stale scenes have been removed and a more fast paced story was put in place.  Finally, the film has some insane kills.  We get some great chainsaw and shotgun kills among some very imaginative kills.  We also get some great special effects that is able to combine practical and visual effects.  Overall, Bunnyman Massacre is a cut above the rest in the modern slasher movement.  The film truly has to be seen to be appreciated.  Check it out now!

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