NIGHT OF THE LEPUS REVIEWED
“Night of the Lepus” is more than giant bunnies. The source novel was a comical look at ecological terror and why we shouldn’t experiment on animals. From there, it’s a variety of TV and characters actors fighting against over-sized flesh eating rabbits. The film is littered with amazing models and miniature setups that will make the technical nerds gasp, so that’s cool. But, what about the movie?
Having spent the weekend watching it with an audience of folks that don’t quite know what to make of older creature features, they couldn’t handle it. Hell, they handled Stanley far worse, but that was Saturday’s double feature. DeForest Kelley steals the show in this one, but I did enjoy Janet Leigh. Still, the film knows how to end a barely there story in under 90 minutes. Brevity is a lost art for these kinds of movies.
If that sounds like your thing, then I recommend spending a Night with the Lepus.
- NEW 2K Scan From The Original Film Elements
- NEW Audio Commentary By Author Lee Gambin (Massacred By Mother Nature: Exploring The Natural Horror Film)
- NEW Audio Commentary By Pop Culture Historian Russell Dyball
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
- Radio Spot
- Still Gallery
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD MONO
RELEASE DATE: 6/19/18
- Video - 95%95%
- Audio - 92%92%
- Special Features - 95%95%
- Film Score - 90%90%
The Plot Thus Far
There was no limit to the horror … no end to the Night Of The Lepus!
A hormone intended to alter the breeding cycle of rabbits overrunning Arizona ranchlands instead turns them into flesh-eating, 150-pound monsters in Night of the Lepus! Stuart Whitman (Eaten Alive), Janet Leigh (Psycho), Rory Calhoun (Motel Hell) and DeForest Kelley (Star Trek) are among the intrepid humans facing off against the behemoth bunnies, using guns, flames, dynamite and anything else in their grasp to battle their oversized, hungry tormentors.