Title: Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!

Also known as:
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Year: 2006

Genre: Horror / Comedy

Language: English

Runtime: 90 min

Director: Chad Ferrin

Writer: Chad Ferrin

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780506/

Plot:
On the run from the law, Remington decides to lay low at his new girlfriend's place with her disabled son. When Mindy is called into work, Rem is left to take care of her son where he promptly abuses and threatens the young man since Rem wants to throw a party and can't have Nicholas telling his mom. Everyone from prostitutes to pedophiles show up for the party, even a disgruntled Mexican day-worker. Though this Easter Day celebration has an uninvited guest: a killer wearing a bunny mask.

Our thoughts:
After going on that bizarre trip of a movie that's known as "Someone's Knocking at the Door", I honestly had no idea of what I was going to be getting out of the movie Chad Ferrin made before, "Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!" but with a title like that it's hard to imagine it could do any wrong.

Set on Easter day, Mindy has her new boyfriend over to spend the day with her and her son Nicholas, whose favorite day happens to be Easter. Nicholas also happens to be mentally disabled and when his mother has her back turned, Rem (Remington) verbally abuses and threatens the young man. Things get worse as Mindy is called into work, leaving young Nicholas in the hands of Rem where the abuse continues on until a killer in a bunny mask shows up, and let's just say that it isn't the red paint that gets spilled.

I will give Chad Ferrin credit; while I have only seen two of his movies he seems to have this knack for coming up with these ungodly absurd stories that when you're reading them, sound absolutely ridiculous and awful. Yet he manages to make the movies work. Now "Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!" is without question a dark comedy, given the absurdity of the story it's the only way the movie can go, but yet the movie plays out like any straight forward horror movie would. It doesn't draw attention to how ludicrous the story or the concept is, it just is, and that's what helps make the movie work so well.

Much like "Someone's Knocking at the Door" I really didn't get into the first half of "Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!" as a majority of the time is spent showing Rem abusing Nicholas. Not that I was offended by it; actually some of the stuff that comes out of Rem's mouth is so fucked up you have to laugh. It also meant to help establish what an absolute scumbag the character is. So much so that he even invites an acquaintance of his over who happens to be a pedophile. You know, just in case your skin isn't already crawling by this point in the movie. Anyway, as I was saying, the beginning is slow to setup these despicable characters and to bring more of them into the movie for the bloodbath that ensues during the second half.

From the start, the movie is a debaucherous downward spiral but once it hits the half way point it turns into a gritty slasher flick. Characters are picked off one-by-one but not with just a quick stab to the chest or throat slice. Not in Chad Ferrin's world. Instead the kills are taken over-the-top with various weapons at the killers' disposal. Everything from a power drill thru the back of the head, to a bludgeoning with a hammer, to a woman being suffocated with a plastic bag while being sliced up. The movie definitely lives up to the word 'dark' in dark-comedy as the death scenes come off as gritty and mean spirited, almost as if you could feel the hatred from the killer.

Going into the movie I had no idea what to expect and that may have helped me, but in the end I had a blast watching "Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!” In my review for "Someone's Knocking at the Door" I commented on that movie feeling like it tried a little too hard to be strange, and I still stand by statements for that movie. With "Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!" though, it seemed very genuine by the fact that the movie is buried heavily in absurdity and yet still manages to play out in a serious manner. Leaving this comedy element that hangs in the air where you want to laugh but just aren't quite sure if you should. Chad's movies also have this strange presence about them, almost like they don't take place in reality but are rather in their own strange world of eccentric characters and bizarre scenarios. Because I found the movie so strange and so entertaining I would definitely recommend "Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!" for anybody who's looking to watch something that's off the beaten path.



Positive things:
- The ending.
- Overall: it's a lot of fun.
- Great death scenes.
- Solid slasher element.
- Can be rather gritty and foul at times.
Negative things:
- The ending. It's just so fucked up I still can't figure out if it's a good thing or a bad thing.
- Disappointed that we didn't get to see the shotgun blast to the head.
- A slow first half.

Rating:
Gore: 3.5/5
Nudity: 2/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 2/5

We got this movie from:
BreakingGlassPictures.com

It can be bought from:
Amazon.com

Reviewed by:
Preston




 

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