This one is by far a campy classic that was a favorite of mine when I was around six or seven. Today, I give you Night of the Lepus.
I think the best way to introduce this film is to quote from the actual film: “Ladies and gentlemen, a herd of killer rabbits is headed this way.” That’s right, giant killer man eating rabbits are roaming the plains of the Midwest devouring entire towns as they travel by night. Two great things about this 1) the rabbits are obviously shot on miniatures, and 2) the actors are never in the same shot as the monstrous hares. Also there’s nothing like a cute fuzzy bunny with bright red stage blood smeared on its face as it smiles. It’s cute.
Starring Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, and Stuart Whitman, this movie has a solid cast, but is just a little bit too campy to ever be seriously considered.
Click the image below to get the movie with the official synopsis below.
Synopsis: A hormone intended to alter the breeding cycle of rabbits overrunning ranchlands instead turns them into flesh-eating, 150-pound monsters in Night of the Lepus. Can anything stop these hare?