Finland, a land known for its fjords, saunas and Aki Kaurismäki will soon be famous as the home of one sexually ravenous killer rabbit. Toronto’s Raven Banner and US-based distributor Artsploitation Films announced today an all-rights deal for Joonas Makkonen’s Bunny the Killer Thing for the United States. The decidedly un-pc horror/comedy had its North American premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival in July and Artsploitation plans to release the film on Blu-ray/DVD in early 2016 with FilmRise handling the film’s VOD release.
A rabbit is very cute; a killer rabbit is kind of scary; a 6 foot tale killer rabbit is pretty frightening; and a perpetually horny 6 foot tall killer rabbit with an abnormally long penis and only a one-word vocabulary (“Pussy!”) is absolutely terrifying.
The bloody hilarious spoof follows a group of young adults who head to a remote cabin for a winter weekend. But soon they are confronted a half man, half creature who is after anything that resembles female genitals. Blood is shed and bras are shredded as Mr. Bunny wreaks havoc on the unsuspecting vacationers. Equal parts camp, gore, and comedy, Bunny has been described as, “Goofy, irreverent, and delightfully perverted” by cinemaslasher.com
Artsploitation’s Ray Murray said, “Depending on your view, Bunny is either a horribly offensive film wallowing in scenes of rape, nudity and sexual depravity or is a hilarious, inventive and blood-drenched spoof of monster movies. We hope most will side with the latter.” Sonia Lowe of Raven Banner commented, “We are proud to partner with Artsploitation for U.A. distribution with assurances that Bunny the Killer Thing is in good hands!”