I grew up in Deadwood country where the local, maniacal caterers at shotgun weddings (and other less public functions) would try to get us kids to eat the rabbit legs, that they had prepared, by telling us that they tasted just like chicken.
Well, I have to tell you, that while much meat is exposed, mangled and manipulated in Red Serial Films’ fun, slasher-like Bunni – none of it probably tastes like chicken!
Writer-director Daniel Benedict places his tale on Halloween night which, smartly, allows for his very attractive female cast to be clad in very little costuming due to the plotline and, as a bonus, many of these ladies, including plucky Mercedez Varble (as the piece’s final girl) and Cat Geary (who gives the villainess some saucy menace), have nice volumes of presence, as well.
Wisely, Benedict keeps the action moving once his premise is set up, also. After the protagonists enter a seemingly abandoned warehouse (that holds youthful memories for one of the characters), clothes soon get dropped and blood almost immediately starts spurting. Ben Rich’s special effects make-up designs are gruesomely effective and even hint at a bit of feminism as the most misogynistic male character gets it in the nastiest way.
And while she may not knock Mrs. Voorhees off her mantel as the filmdom’s most famous femme killer, Bunni, herself, brings a nice modern appeal to Benedict’s sisters-doing-it-for-themselves revenge motif. She is a nice focal point, visually and emotionally, for those who believe women are much more powerful (and much more vicious when wronged) than men.
Mostly, though, Bunni is an enjoyable horror film that knows exactly what it is doing and doesn’t waste much time getting there. Its a fun, fast ride and an honorable throwback to those 80s classics that so many of us love and admire.
Bunni is currently wrecking havoc throughout the convention circuit. You can keep up-to-date with showings and release dates at https://www.facebook.com/RedSerialFilms.
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!