Bunny the Killer Thing – Finland, 2015 – overview and reviews

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Bunny the Killer Thing is a 2015 Finnish comedy horror feature film written, edited and directed by Joonas Makkonen from a story co-developed with producer Miika J. Norvanto for Black Lion Pictures.

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The movie stars Enni Ojutkangas, Veera W. Vilo, Orwi Imanuel Ameh, Jari Manninen, Marcus Massey, Roope Olenius, Vincent Tsang, Olli Saarenpaa, Matti Kiviniemi, Katja Jaskari, Hiski Hamalainen, Gareth Lawrence.

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Plot:

In the dark winter woods of Finland, a group of Finnish and British holidaymakers are stuck in a cabin where they are terrorised by a creature which is half human, half rabbit. The creature is Bunny the Killer Thing, who is after anything that resembles the female genitals…

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

“A raunchy Finnish horror/comedy (with English and Finnish breezily interspersed), Bunny the Killer Thing brings the fun + gore, while suffering from laughs lost in translation. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t an interesting viewing exercise, if only to get a better understanding of Finnish culture…” Really Awful Movies

“Makkonen’s dialogue is terrific and although he operates on safe territory presented by the foundation of the aforementioned slasher film, he’s not too concerned with paying homage, honoring past filmmakers or overthinking anything. That could’ve been disastrous, resulting in a bland script and forcing every other aspect of the picture to be flawless in the hopes of being impressive, but somehow, it’s not.” Horrorfreak News

“It makes good use of the impressive Finnish landscapes, and visually, it looks quite impressive – far better than I expected it for such a moderately budgeted affair. I liked some of the characters and their dynamics. Despite the fact that the humor mostly didn’t work for me, there actually were a handful of gags that at least mildly amused me.” A life in 24 fps

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Bunny the Killer Thing isn’t for everyone. It’s raunchy, dark, and sexual, and is sure to set off trigger warnings for basically everything, but it’s admirably unapologetic about everything. In a time where filmmakers seem to walk on eggshells, afraid of upsetting anyone, it’s refreshing to see a film that goes all-out in its political incorrectness.” Cinema Slasher

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