EASTER BUNNY MASSACRE aka EASTER KILLING (2021) Review and now free to watch online

 

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Easter Bunny Massacre is a 2021 British mystery horror film about a group of friends who are being hunted down one by one by a bunny masked killer. It seems that one of them is hiding a deadly secret! Also known as Easter Killing

Directed by Jack Peter Mundy (Prototype; Monsters of War; Amityville Scarecrow; Dinosaur Hotel) from a screenplay written by Sophie Storm K. (Shockwaves; Summoning Bloody Mary; Game of Love).

Co-produced by prolific filmmaker Scott Jeffrey (director of The MutationBad Nun: Deadly VowsDon’t SpeakCupidClownDoll) and visual effects designer Rhys Waterfield (Dinosaur Hotel; Dragon Fury).

The Jagged Edge Productions movie stars Sarah T. Cohen (The Mutation; Medusa; HellKatCupidWitches of Amityville Academy), Sarah Alexandra Marks (Exorcist Vengeance; Spider from the Attic), May Kelly, Antonia Whillans (The Curse of Humpty Dumpty), Tom Nguyen (The Basement), Beatrice Fletcher and Lee Hancock (Tooth Fairy: The Last Extraction; The Ghosts of Borley Rectory; The Leprechaun’s Game).

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The soundtrack synth score was composed by Andy Fosberry (Crocodile Vengeance; Prototype; Spider from the Attic; The Legend of Jack and Jill; The Mutation; Hatched).

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Production and release date:

Principal filming began on June 14th 2021 and wrapped on June 18th. The film has been released on YouTube in some territories and is expected to be released in the USA on March 5, 2022.

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Cast and characters:

Sarah T. Cohen … Janey
Sarah Alexandra Marks … Zara
May Kelly … Amy
Antonia Whillans … Heather
Tom Nguyen … Neil
Beatrice Fletcher … Maria
Lee Hancock … Marty

Technical details:

85 minutes

Trailer:

Full film free to watch online [may vary worldwide]:

Related:

Happy Little Bunnies (2021)
Easter Holocaust (2020)
Bunnyman Vengeance (2016)
Beaster Day: Here Comes Peter Cottonhell (2014)
Bunnyman 2 (2014)
Easter Sunday (2014)
Easter Casket (2013)
Bunnyman (2011)
Easter Bunny Bloodbath (2010)
Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! (2006)

MOVIES and MANIA says:

A generic, unoriginal slasher mystery (it rehashes the plot from I Know What You Did Last Summer), Easter Killing nonetheless provides some mildly entertaining moments of mayhem, even it takes 47 minutes before we get the first revenge kill.

The tatty, bedraggled bunny costume the killer uses is effectively creepy, there’s no shortage of fake blood and one genuinely surprising sudden death. This is certainly Jack Peter Mundy‘s best directing assignment so far, with some well-staged stalking in a couple of scenes, although improving on the likes of Monsters of War, Amityville Scarecrow and Dinosaur Hotel isn’t much of an achievement.

On the downside, the staging is clunky, there are too many filler flashbacks that repeat the same drunken ‘n’ drugged-up dancey scenes and some of the actor’s performances are atrocious, particularly by a couple of individuals who shall remain nameless here but anyone watching will surely wince when they are onscreen. Stand-out thesps are Lee Hancock and always reliable Sarah T. Cohen.

Amidst the continual recriminations about the opening campsite killing and subsequent suicide, the killer’s identity is startlingly obvious. The plot attempts a twist that comes across as fairly ridiculous and equally laughable but at least scripter Sophie Storm K. (sic) has the audacity to try and pull it off. Meanwhile, Andy Fosberry’s synth score is perhaps overused – some of its swirling new-age elements are used loudly and unnecessarily during dialogue scenes – yet effective during the murder scenes.

Although it’s being promoted as Easter Bunny Massacre, the title on the version posted on YouTube is Easter Killing.

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