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Night of the Lepus (1972)

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Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!!

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Cole Hillman
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Sheriff Cody
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Walker (as G. Leroy Gaintner)
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Cole Hillman's Arizona ranch is plagued with 'mongrel' rabbits, and he wants to employ an ecologically sound control method. As a favor to college benefactor Hillman, college president Elgin Clark calls in zoologist Roy Bennett to help. Bennett immediately begins injecting rabbits with hormones and genetically mutated blood in an effort to develop a method of disrupting rabbit reproduction. One of the test subjects escapes, resulting in a race of bloodthirsty, wolf-sized, man-, horse-, and cow-eating bunnies. Eventually the National Guard is called in for a final showdown with the terrorizing rabbits. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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They were born that tragic moment when science made its great mistake... now from behind the shroud of night they come, a scuttling, shambling horde of creatures destroying all in their path. See more »


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4 October 1972 (USA)  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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The rabbits are shown rampaging through the intersection of Arizona State Highways 82 and 83. This is in Sonoita, which is almost 140 miles from Ajo, the purported setting. See more »

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Officer Lopez: Attention! Attention! Ladies and gentlemen, attention! There is a herd of killer rabbits headed this way and we desperately need your help!
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Night of the Ludicrous!
30 April 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is classic! A group of local farmers have a showdown with a group of mutated giant bunny rabbits! Dear God! Yes the plot is ridiculous and yes the film itself is just as crazy. Though I was presently surprised when I saw it because it actually looks quite realistic compared to what I thought it would look like. I'd say they used the old blue screen technique and it comes out looking very good! It is still hilarious though after they do some damage and they have blood splattered on their cute little noses.

All in all, if you have the means to watch this film (I saw it on Turner Classic Movies), then by all means, get it! And enjoy it!


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