The Bunny Game Reviews
The merits of the films in the genre are arguable. No doubt many exist solely to shock viewers into an epileptic fit of puke and diarrhea. I believe it can be argued that others exist as masterworks of horror and suspense that can be proudly shelved by horror buffs who crave more than just bloody tits and severed heads. The Bunny Game would make a good party guest for Cannibal Holocaust, Saw 1, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Friday the 13th, etc.
More so than most horror filims, The Bunny Game teeters into art house territory. Graphic depictions of sexual acts, a black and white color scheme, a tiny amount of dialogue, and abstract shots and storytelling make it stand out from the very crowded torture porn genre. Unfortunately for the filmmakers and actors involved, all of those aspects will probably keep The Bunny Game from reaching any sort of mainstream success. The best the filmmakers can hope for, financially at least, is for a cult following.
It does the crazed-pervert better than any movie I've ever seen. It realistically, almost to a fault, depicts how a kidnapping-sexual-assault would likely go with a psychopath. It's not for the faint of heart. It's a slow-burning, disturbing film only suited for those certain they are fans of the genre. But if a fan of the genre you are, I believe the pinnacle of "torture porn" you will find.
Adam Rehmeier has made a film that will stick with you long after the credits have rolled. The Previous 75 minutes will leave you gasping for air as one scene of horror, is followed by another. That said, the film doesn't suffer from liters of blood, its a brutal film, the black and white cinematography is stunning but constantly helps the dark, and vile thoughts of what lays in the back of the protagonist's mind. The acting is impeccable considering the subject matter, and the music (like all music in film should) adds to the overall feel of the film. With The Bunny Game we have what i believe to be a daring piece of modern film making that will, i hope it will be followed by many extreme horror film fans if they're going to be lucky enough to get their hands on it. Banned in the UK, Sweden is about the only country with any release at this time on DVD.