Bunny the Killer Thing

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Bunny the Killer Thing
Bunny the Killer Thing.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byJoonas Makkonen
Produced byMiika J. Norvanto
Written byJoonas Makkonen, Miika J. Norvanto
Starring
  • Hiski Hämäläinen
  • Enni Ojutkangas
  • Roope Olenius
  • Gareth Lawrence
  • Marcus Massey
Music byJussi Huhtala
CinematographyTero Saikkonen
Edited byJoonas Makkonen
Production
company
Black Lion Pictures
Jo-Jo the Dog Films
Bottomland Productions
Release date
  • 29 May 2015 (2015-05-29) (Madrid)
  • 6 November 2015 (2015-11-06)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryFinland
LanguageFinnish, English

Bunny the Killer Thing is a 2015 Finnish horror comedy film directed by Joonas Makkonen, based on his similarly titled short film.[1] It was first screened at the Marché du Film in Cannes in May 2015, and released to cinemas in Finland on 6 November 2015.[2]

Plot[edit]

A group of Finnish friends are heading for a weekend at a cabin in the middle of nowhere, and on their way are accompanied by three English speaking men. Soon they are attacked by a strange giant creature who appears to be half man and half rabbit and is after anything that resembles female genitals.[3]

Reception[edit]

The film has received mostly negative reviews in Finland. Juho Rissanen wrote in his review for Iltalehti that even though the film was being marketed as being filled with raw violence and sex, the final product seems somewhat lame.[4] In Keskisuomalainen, Marko Ahonen compared the film to a naughty schoolboy joke that is only funny for friends and not for anyone else.[5] Tarmo Poussu noted in his review for Ilta-Sanomat that with little more work on the screenplay, the film could have achieved the success of another Finnish cult film, Jalmari Helander's Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale.[6] Juha Typpö, a self-declared fan of horror and splatter movies, wrote in his review for Helsingin Sanomat that watching the film was a painful experience and felt like a personal insult.[7]

Awards[edit]

  • Madness Section – Nocturna, Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival (Madrid, Spain) (2015)[8]
  • Best Exploitation Film – Arizona Underground Film Festival (Arizona, USA) (2015)[9]
  • Best Film (Audience Choice), Funniest Film, Best Visual Effects – Fright Night Theatre Film Festival (Hamilton, Canada) (2016) [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rantanen, Tiia. "Suomalainen kauhukomedia Bunny the Killer Thing monipuolistaa kotimaista elokuvaskeneä". City. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  2. ^ Junni, Tatu. ""Suomi on aika häiriintynyt maa": Panopupuleffa Bunny The Killer Thing kerää kiitosta maailmalla". Dome.fi. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Bunny The Killer Thing". Finnkino. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  4. ^ Rissanen, Juho. "IL-Arvio: Bunny the Killer Thing kertoo himokkaasta tappajajäniksestä". Iltalehti. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  5. ^ Ahonen, Marko. "Bunny the Killer Thing". Keskisuomalainen. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  6. ^ Poussu, Tarmo. "Paha pupu etsii jotain ihan muuta kuin porkkanaa – lue IS:n arvio Bunny the Killer Thing -elokuvasta". Ilta-Sanomat. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  7. ^ Typpö, Juha. "Kotimainen pohjanoteeraus: Bunny The Killer Thingin katselu on tavattoman tuskallinen kokemuss". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival". Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  9. ^ "2015 AWARD WINNERS". Arizona Underground Film Festival. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  10. ^ "AWARD WINNERS: March 2016 Fright Night Theatre Film Festival". Fright Night Theatre. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.

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