After achieving some cult success with the original Bunnyman, director Carl Lindbergh saw multiple requests from fans for a sequel, and thus Bunnyman Massacre was born. As with almost any film with a cult following, the original had viewers extremely polarized, and rarely saw a “middle of the road” review. The sequel is receiving far more positive reviews all around so far, and now Midnight Releasing has announced that August 12th is the magic date for the DVD and VOD release.
Check out the details below, followed by the official trailer and some screenshots. Then if you’d like more, find Bunnyman Massacre on the official Facebook page and check the Midnight Releasing page for availability!
The Bunny Man character was inspired by the true story of an axe-wielding man in a bunny suit who terrorized residents of Fairfax County, Virginia in 1970. Going wild with that inspiration, writer/director Carl Lindbergh and his company ANOC Productions created and released Bunnyman in 2011. Despite mixed reviews, the film gained a sizable following and has been known to play back-to-back on the cable TV channel Chiller.
Bunnyman Massacre was completed in 2013 and it’s obvious that the ANOC Productions crew took notes from the response to the first film — This one is leaps and bounds (pun intended) ahead of the original in all aspects from the visual quality to the acting, direction, story, and horror elements. Bunnyman Massacre premiered on Chiller over Easter weekend this year.
If you like your horror served with heaps of gore, lots of kills, memorable characters, and dashes of nudity, humor and general offensiveness, this film is certainly for you. And with a third installment in production, Carl Lindbergh’s bloody and furry creation is on track for true horror franchise status.
“Inspired by the fans requests, Bunnyman 2 aka The Bunnyman Massacre was born,” explains Lindbergh. “With Bunnyman 2 we were able to realize the potential of Bunnyman 1, and at the same time create a franchise that will continue with Bunnyman 3 (which is currently in production.) What I appreciate with The Bunnyman Massacre is that we were able to make a film that really stands apart from all the countless slasher films, and deliver a film that is very unique.”
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