EASTER BUNNY, KILL! KILL!
Director: Chad Ferrin
Director: Chad Ferrin
Another year, another Easter, another Bunny-themed review :) "Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!" [not to be confused with Russ Meyer's 60s "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" ;-)] is a silly but surprisingly highly diverting little grindhouse-like holiday-themed semi-slasher that takes place in a suburban house where a few sleazy characters get terrorized by a brutal killer with a bunny mask.
Contrary to all the crappy post-Death-Proof/Planet-Terror flicks, Chad Ferrin's feature debut is a neat lowest-budget homage to classic 70s grindhouse-gorefests like maybe "Savage Weekend" or "Don't Look in the Basement", and proves to that you don't need any fake scratches or blurs to get the typical grindhouse feeling. All you need is a talented filmmaker that knows the genre well enough and knows what he's doing.
Ok, "Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!" is far from being perfect. The first half is way too long, way too tedious. It takes a lot of time until we finally get to the action and gore, and there's also a few scenes that are too stretched out (Mexican guy on the toilet, boy playing a silly record).
Everything else about it was a very welcome suprise: the killer is a merciless bastard and his mask looks way creepier than the animal masks in "You're Next" (I mean it!). The kills are all extremely gory and violent: people getting their heads drilled or hammer-smashed, their throats slashed or stabbed, one gets choked to death with a broomstick, one gets burned to death etc.
The characters - whether they're good or bad - are all entertaining and slightly ympathetic (even the ones that are meant to be total assholes), and the acting is just fine, especially the gorgeous Charlotte Marie as long-time single mother, Ricardo Gray as amusing but also quite believable mentally handicapped teenager, Timothy Muskatell as nasty and disgusting uber-arsehole, David Z. Stamp as even more disgusting pederast, and Kele Ward + Amy Szychowski as hookers (nice boobs, ladies!).
I was close to give it a 6/10 or 6,5/10, but then I got to see the ending with its two insanely amazing plot twists, and I knew, I just have to give it a 7/10. "Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!" isn't for everyone. True slasher fans may be disappointed by it, but fans of oldschool exploitation and renegade indie-horror sure will get a massive kick out of it!