MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,047 this week

The Night Before Easter (2014)

 -  Horror  -  12 April 2014 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 64 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 13 critic

A group of friends are stalked in a storage facility the night before Easter by an axe wielding lunatic in an Easter Bunny costume.

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Crowdfunding Friday: a horror special
| Den of Geek

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 62 titles
created 23 Jan 2011
 
a list of 514 titles
created 02 Sep 2012
 
a list of 53 titles
created 31 Jul 2013
 
a list of 670 titles
created 15 Sep 2013
 
Ver
a list of 31 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Night Before Easter (2014)

The Night Before Easter (2014) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Night Before Easter.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Easter Casket (Video 2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

All hell breaks loose when Peter Cottontail aka The Easter Bunny hears that the Catholic Church is about to do away with all Easter rituals not pertaining directly to the resurrection of ... See full summary »

Director: Dustin Mills
Stars: Jason Crowe, Josh Eal, Erin R. Ryan
Horror

In the summer of 1982, a group of campers was horribly slaughtered at Camp Arapaho in the sleepy little town of Woodland Hills... See full synopsis »

Director: Jeremy Sumrall
Stars: Tiffany Shepis, A. Michael Baldwin, Nick W. Nicholson
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Twenty years ago, young Peter McKay watched his father decapitate his sister on Easter morning. Peter never celebrated the Easter holiday again... until now.

Director: Richard Mogg
Stars: Shayan Bayat, Meghan Kinsley, Travis Turner
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jason is driven by a curse where he

Directors: Jack Norman, Brandon Prewitt
Stars: Roman Jossart, Jack Norman, Ken Morgan
Varsity Blood (2014)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A pack of small town jocks and cheerleaders with a dark secret head out to a remote farmhouse for a raucous Halloween pasture party, only to find themselves up for slaughter by someone ... See full summary »

Director: Jake Helgren
Stars: Lexi Giovagnoli, Wesley Scott, Debbie Rochon
Kottentail (2007)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The "Overlook Animal Research Laboratory" has long been working on genetic engineering without any trouble. That all changes one night when two would be animal liberators set free a test ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Urban
Stars: Nathan Faudree, Kristin Abbott, Patricia Bellemore
Blood Junkie (2010)
Adventure | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A hyper-hipster 1980s horror comedy about a group of teenagers that discover a mysterious abandoned building where bad things happen. Shot in Wisconsin for $6000, Blood Junkie is a ... See full summary »

Director: Drew Rosas
Stars: Nick Sommer, Mike Johnson, Sarah Luther
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Three years after a tragic accident leaves a student dead at the annual Homecoming dance, a group of senior friends anxious about the return of Homecoming Night to their sleepy Southern ... See full summary »

Director: Brian C. Weed
Stars: Jim Tavaré, Rae Latt, Lexi Giovagnoli
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A girl named Tracy is with a bunch of teens closing up camp. She keeps having dreams about her brother who dissappeared there and it was rumored he was killed by Trevor Moorehouse, and of course guess who shows up for blood.

Director: Rob Spera
Stars: Katy Woodruff, Tyler Sedustine, Amanda Magarian
Flay (2015)
Horror | Thriller

After the death of her mother, an estranged daughter struggles to save her brother and those around her from a malevolent faceless spirit.

Director: Eric Pham
Stars: Elle LaMont, Dalton E. Gray, A. Michael Baldwin
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jack Norman
Stars: Michael Leavy, Jessica Bloom, Jack Norman
Horror

A group of seniors on the cusp of their high school graduation are stalked by a menacing figure in a ceremonial cap and gown.

Directors: Joseph Henson, Nathan Johnson
Stars: Joseph Henson, Mike Stanley, Jade Michael LaFont
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Elisabeth
Emily Chidalek ...
Kelly
Alyssa Matusiak ...
Brooke
Bonnie Marilyn Jean ...
Melissa
Eric Wyatt ...
Riley
Keldon Flint ...
Dante
...
Kyle (as Michael Eragon)
Gemma Hardy ...
Darcy
Chelsea Regina ...
Nan
Madeleine Hicks ...
Jess
Jason Gonzales ...
Derek
Barbara Prince ...
Bates
Nathan Johnson ...
Mark
Rick James Willis ...
Brad
Joseph Henson ...
The Ghoul
Edit

Storyline

A group of friends gather together inside of a self-storage facility on the night before Easter Sunday to catch up on old times and to partake in a friendly game of hide and seek. Their evening of fun takes a deadly turn when, one by one, they are targeted by a mysterious psychopath in an Easter Bunny costume. Written by Joseph Henson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Bloody Yellow Basket. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Happy Easter  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$4,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Darcy's (Gemma Hardy's) hair roots change color off and on throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Kyle: This whole thing tonight feels a little weird, y'know? I was trying to tell Kelly earlier about it, but, y'know, she was in her own little world.
Dante: [to Riley] What's he yammering about?
Kyle: [to Dante] You did see the news earlier, right?
Riley: [to Kyle] Dude...
Kyle: What? I know!
Dante: What? I don't watch the news.
Riley: Alex Sykes. The, uh, Easter Bunny guy.
Dante: Aw, bullshit. That never happened.
Riley: No, it happened. It was on a night... Just like tonight.
Dante: Put a sock in it.
[...]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Night Before Easter = Fun With A Capital Bunny!
9 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been following the progress of THE NIGHT BEFORE EASTER since it was announced from two of the fellows from THE HYSTERIA CONTINUES podcast. Now, they want people to be honest with their critiques and not to mince words or try to suck up because we like them or their podcast. Basically, this film is their window into serious filmmaking and they want to learn from trial and error. I don't have a blog or a website so I'm leaving a review on the Internet Movie Database.

First things first, these guys made this movie for next to no money so do not expect flashy special effects. Actually, if I can jump ahead, I can say the effects they managed on such a tiny budget are very convincing but again, I'm getting ahead of myself.

If you've seen one slasher, you've seen enough to know that story comes second to a mounting pile of dead bodies but what they've done here is give each character moments of gravitas before they are picked off. Most fans of slasher films will argue against this but me personally, I found it endearing and a welcome change of pace.

Story goes: loon escapes from mental hospital, kills two teens (though the guy playing the teen in the opening sequence is easily 30 if not older, but that doesn't matter) and then some odd years later he escapes again and targets more teens at a random location. Here it is a storage facility that one of the teens co-owns with his dad. That's it. They all gather to hang out, drink beer, and chat until the big, bad bunny shows up.

Okay, with story out of the way, let's talk about acting, which is what people usually slight for slashers. Not a single actor here turned in a bad performance. You can tell a few of them were first-timers but for first-timers I thought they were extremely convincing. I especially loved the back and forth betwixt Eric Wyatt as Riley, Keldon Flint as Dante and Michael Eragon as Kyle, who all three play convincing late teens/early twenty-somethings trapped with a slasher. These guys are solid and have bright futures ahead of them should they continue to pursue acting.

The standouts though are an extremely sympathetic lead from April Sinclair and her sidekick, Alyssa Matusiak, playing damaged beyond repair friends and especially (I can't stress especially enough) Bonnie Marilyn Jean as the bitchy character, Melissa. As good as Sinclair and Matusiak are with the drama, Jean devours the script and defecates complete sentences (sorry for such a lurid descriptive): she is THAT good and if this girl doesn't become a household name, what a travesty! Smaller roles from the other cast members are solid too if not quite up to snuff with the aforementioned cast members. Writers/Directors Henson and Johnson also make cameos: Johnson is hilarious as a catty gay man and Henson, known for being the "straight" man on THE HYSTERIA CONTINUES, channels his inner DON'T GO IN THE WOODS in a side-splitting blink and you'll miss it cameo as a woodsy murderer.

Like I said, the budget is next to nothing but I swear you can only tell about 15% of the time and I like those odds. The direction for first timers is super assured and zany, calling to mind Raimi in his early Super 8 days and these guys are sure to go places in the future. I've watched a lot of ultra low budget movies and what these guys have done with no money and no prior knowledge of movie making outside of watching them is beyond incredible. Sometimes it takes years to cultivate talent but these guys already have it and didn't even know it. Keep making movies, you two!

Special props to whoever they had underneath the bunny costume; he just oozes menace and is a threatening presence.

The bad? The first half is not as exciting as the latter half but that's okay; I liked the character building. And I've heard they had some technical issues with a few of the visuals and sound and there are two or three moments where it shows but this is a small gripe as they hid it fairly well. That's it, really. The rest is solid stuff and for what they had to work with, they did better than 80% of crap I've seen post- Scream slashers.

Oh, and the music is some of the best I've ever heard in a slasher film and whoever wrote it should be working in Hollywood.

Paul Constance!


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A fan mjtsmm2027
TERRIBLE scream33
Discuss The Night Before Easter (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?