Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! (2006)
Reviewed by Uncle Creepy
Starring Timothy Muskatell, Ricardo Gray, Charlotte Marie, Trent Haaga, David Z. Stamp
Directed by Chad Ferrin
Society has its dark side. We like to walk around thinking that everything is OK, when in fact it is not. The truth of the matter is that there are people in this world that do not care about anyone or anything but themselves. Right or wrong holds no meaning for them. They are the lowest slime imaginable. In Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! director Chad Ferrin exposes this underbelly to us -- scratch that -- he shines a friggin' spotlight on it while giving the finger to mainstream Hollywood.
Meet Mindy (Marie) and her mentally challenged son, Nicholas (Gray). Life has dealt them quite the shitty hand, but they do not complain. Instead they live each moment for each other. Everything is going as best as one would expect for the duo until Mindy is seduced by her new beau, Rem (Muskatell).
Rem seems as if he is the model boyfriend while mom is around, but as soon as her back is turned, his true colors bleed through. He is a coke snorting, whore fucking, lowlife that has no qualms about selling poor retarded Nicholas to one of his slug compadres while Mindy is working. "Make sure you don't leave any marks and that he doesn't remember anything," Rem warns his pedophriend. Thankfully Nicholas has an angel on his shoulder. Actually, it's more like a lunatic who wields weaponry while wearing a bunny mask.
Apparently this Easter icon is more interested in a human hunt than an egg one. One by one the cretins are dispatched by the Bunny in all manners of horrific ways. Heads are drilled, eyes stabbed, bodies slashed, you name it. The violence never seems out of place or forced because Ferrin knows how to draw his characters. You will hate the people who get slaughtered. No amount of brutality is too harsh. Vindication frequently comes at the business end of a power tool, and you will be quite pleased to watch as these vermin are exterminated.
While the Bunny is certainly a blast, the real star of this show is Timothy Muskatell. All the actors plays their respective parts perfectly, but it is Muskatell who goes above and beyond the call of duty. He does sleaze like no one else. In fact, his portrayal of Rem makes Ron Jeremy at his kinkiest seem like the type of guy you'd want to bring home to mom. You can almost smell him through the screen. His look, his body language, and his ludicrously crude demeanor will have you praying for his demise. It takes a great actor to inspire such hatred in a viewer. His delivery is nothing short of an A-plus performance.
Even though it is well acted and competently made, Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! is not without its fair share of shortcomings. Some may consider the overall mega-sleazy feel of the film to be too much. It's one thing to ponder the act of molesting a healthy child, but one with cerebral palsy? This is guaranteed to turn a lot of folks off, and my guess is they won't even stick around to see these pricks get their comeuppance. In addition, the end resolve seems to take just a wee bit too long to sort out. I thought the movie was going to end about ten minutes before it actually did. With a bit of tightening up, things will be fine, but it definitely needs some work. Other than that, strap in for one sick ride!
Because of the movie's subject matter, I wouldn't expect it to get a wide release. Hell, I'm not sure anyone would even give it a limited release. My advice? If you see it playing at a festival somewhere and you have the stomach for it, do not miss it. Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! revels in its obscenity and packs enough punch to knock out even the most jaded of viewers. You've been warned.
3 1/2 out of 5
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