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Night of the Lepus (1972)

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Giant Flesh-Eating Rabbits Ravage American Southwest After Scientist Slips Up! Such is the plot of this unintentionally campy horror outing. The trouble begins when a researcher's experiment to use hormone injections to control Arizona's burgeoning rabbit population goes terribly awry, causing the cuddly rodents to grow to enormous proportions. In order to facilitate their growth, the rabbits need extra protein, and what better source than the relatively slow-moving human population that

Oct 4, 2005

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Impossible not to admire the total withholding of irony in Claxton's approach to this kamikaze project.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It is this technical laziness as much as the stupid story or the dumb direction that leaves the film in limbo and places it in neither one camp nor the other - neither with Attack of the 50-Foot Woman nor with Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail.

May 10, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The mind marvels at the bravery of the person who walked into the producer's office to pitch this idea.

March 29, 2011 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Well worth watching for those enamored by bad films that are unintentionally funny.

September 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Rabbits produce two things in obscene quanities: other rabbits and rabbit pellets.

October 28, 2005 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

one of the worst films ever made

October 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

The only thing more lifeless than the corpses in Night of the Lepus is the movie itself.

October 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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Here comes the 'eater' bunny!

January 4, 2005 Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com
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A failure on every level

November 24, 2003 Full Review
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Audience Reviews for Night of the Lepus

I can't believe I only just heard about this movie. Needless to say, once I heard the plot I wanted to watch it immediately. Giant Killer Bunnies! And not some kind of mutated freaks, they are just large bunnies. The beauty of the film is how serious it all is. Here is a film that has complete faith in its premise. I wonder if the studio though it was going to be a comedy. After all, neither the trailers nor the posters show the large rabbits. Rabbit isn't used in the title either. No matter what though, this is a lovely film. It uses models perfectly, as the bunnies just run around looking gigantic. Their interactions with humans are less convincing. A man in a suit, which completely changes the size and physical attributes of a rabbit. There is some awful dialog, and bizarre moments which make no sense, but also a lot of great characters. At least the farmer and the scientist want to work together. Usually in a film like this there would be a pissing contest for control. A great bit of fun.
April 23, 2011
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Bad acting, special effects, and story, but it's funny and amusing. It's so outrageous, the giant rabbits, it made me laugh.
March 12, 2011
ajv2688

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Marion from Psycho and Bones from Star Trek fight a horde of ravenous giant rabbits in the American Southwest. The attack sequences consist mainly of slow-mo cutaways of blood covered rabbits hopping about on miniature sets.

and that's not a bad thing. What's so great about this movie is it's commitment to it's ridiculous subject matter, and the "who gives a fuck what it looks like" attitude toward special effects. I'm so glad this movie exists. It's both a hoot and a holler!
October 27, 2010
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Dumb
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