Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Night of the Lepus

Sheriff: "Attention! Attention! Ladies and gentlemen, attention! There is a herd of killer rabbits headed this way and we desperately need your help!"

I watched this film years ago with my best friend, Sue. As teenagers, we stumbled across it on late night television and were riveted by the utter absurdity of it all. We laughed until we cried over the giant, mutant bunnies, blood dripping from their little choppers, attacking the good folk of a small Arizona town.

Over the years, Sue and I have reminisced fondly about Night of the Lepus, and to this day, we agree that it still holds the title for being the most ludicrous movie that we have ever seen. 


13 comments:

  1. Damn! You have to see Food of the Gods from the 70s. It was campy giant rats, but oh so much fun!

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  2. Oh, I've never heard of that one. I'll be on the lookout!

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  3. Movies like that truly are so much more fun watching with someone else. I would have cracked up!

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  4. I've never heard of this, but now I need to see it! I thought your last movie recommendation was awesome, so I think we might have a similar sense of humor. :)

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  5. Hi LuLu,

    Yes, this movie definitely requires company to get the most out of it!

    Hi Justine,

    Unbelievably, this movie is actually supposed to be serious, but it's so ridiculous that you just can't help laughing. It's available on DVD at Amazon, but it's very expensive. You can watch the whole movie on YouTube - it's in nine parts.

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  6. This looks like it is just as much fun as The Killer Shrew! I love these silly campy movies. I wonder if they were thinking of the bunny in Monty Python's Holy Grail when they came up with this?

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  7. Oooh, I see. It's one of those...There's nothing funnier than a goofy movie that is trying to be serious! Hmm...Yeah, I don't think I'll be buying this, but I'll look it up on YouTube.

    By the way, I watched The Burbs on VHS, but I'm thinking about getting it on DVD. I'm assuming that you have a DVD copy of the movie. Is it worth getting as far as extras?

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  8. Hi Jessica,

    'The Killer Shrew'?? Well, that definitely sounds like one to track down!

    The bizarre thing about 'Night of the Lepus' is that it's deadly earnest. It was based on a novel and was attempting to make a serious ecological statement. The problem was... well... bunnies! How scary can you make a fluffy bunny?

    Hi Justine,

    Yeah, 'Night of the Lepus' is really not worth buying. Just have a peek on YouTube for the surreal, unintentional humour. There are even some fan compilations of clips from the movie that have a lot of the best bits included.

    'The 'Burbs', on the other hand, I would definitely recommend! I do have the DVD, although it doesn't have much in the way of extras, unfortunately. In fact, I think it only has trailers, but that movie is such a "keeper" that you've got to get it on DVD!!

    There's a cute site called 'The 'Burbs Neighbourhood', (http://www.burbsmovie.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=38&Itemid=60) that has fun trivia on the movie, including a street map and information on each of the houses.

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  9. Thanks for posting a link to that site! I'm already having fun learning trivia. I love that they kept The Burbs street and made it into Wisteria Lane for Desperate Housewives! It's the most suburban looking set in the world, so it's perfect for those women! It's funny to think of the Susan character living in Rumsfield's house. :)

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  10. I know! I've actually spotted some of those houses in other t.v. shows, as well!

    There's a 'Burbs Online Community forum that I stumbled across once. It greets you with "Ah.... we have guestsss..."!!

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  12. Yes, they're kind of gross, aren't they?! Haha.

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