Originally titled Scream Machine. The film was Conceived & written long before the Popular Horror film V/H/S was ever released, Scream Machine was re-named by the distributor for Marketing purposes but was in no way ever intended to be a take off on the popular V/H/S films.
Originally meant to be a friends and family short film "Lepus" quickly got noticed when the script made it into the hands of David Sabal & Walter Ruether and was brought into the Death By VHS anthology. Many friends and family aspects remain in the casting. Kelsee, Kyle, Corbin, Sierra and Brennen Benson (nieces and nephews of director Jacob O'Neal) all have roles in the short. His sister, Cherith Pruitt, and cousin, Tracie Knittel, also play small roles.