"Fluffy Frenzy"

Films: Night of the Lepus (1972)

Alias: None

Type: Mutant

Location: Desert/Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of an average horse.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: We've seen killer giant reptiles, killer giant insects, killer giant arachnids, the works. But what about the most terrifying of them all...bunnies! What, what do you mean Monty Python was just joking about that?! We just made a whole movie about it!!!

History: Rabbit populations are too large to ignore these days, so population control is in order. Cyanide is proposed, but a more humane way comes in the form of a formula presumably designed to cause birth defects in the animals. One injected rabbit manages to escape, and as it turns out, said formula just made the rabbits bigger and carnivorous...somehow. Either way, the explosive breeders of nature are now a serious threat, and we just have to roll with it.

Notable Kills: Death by big fluffy lagomorph. Not a thing you want etched on your tombstone. Ever.

Final Fate: The rabbits are eventually lead to their deaths when they go over an electrical trap, electrocuting them all to death.

Powers/Abilities: Superb burrowing skills.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 1.5- 8-year old self will disagree with me (thanks, foreboding trailer for the childhood memories), but this is just ridiculous. A bunch of adorable bunnies running in slow motion and killing everything is something you find in a satire. Then again...

Trivia: -The source material of this film, a book called "Night of the Angry Rabbit", takes itself a lot less seriously, featuring flagrant misuse of nuclear power alongside giant rabbits in a satirical little romp. Unwisely, the film went for a more "serious" route.

-The largest rabbit species on record is the Flemish Giant. Imagine a bunny the size of a small dog, and you get the idea. And don't worry, they don't kill things, and in fact make great pets.

Image Gallery

This is a movie about bunnies. Why is this poster still terrifying?!

One of the more embaressing ways to die.
Terror has as many eyes as civilization demands.

Still better than dinner with the in-laws.
Elmer Fudd woke up screaming this very day.

Australia is watching this moment with rapt attention.