Night of the Lepus (1972) Movie Review

Night of the Lepus (1972)

1972 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
88 minutes /

User Score: 67/100

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Night of the Lepus Review


Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!!

Night of the Lepus is one of those weird movies that make you wonder what everyone thought when they made this. This film is about rabbits that have been genetically altered in the hopes of slowing down their reproduction cycle but have instead start growing at alarming rates. Worst yet, they have begun eating people. These 150-pound rabbits are still funny to watch even though their all monsters.

I thought the film was okay, but it lacked real scary elements. Bunnies are running everywhere while the director threw tons of blood into the mix. It is a change from the average usual horror movie but still not my cup of tea. I found that it dulled all of my senses except humor. I laughed my a** off in the beginning but later was semi-bored.

About Night of the Lepus (1972)

Title: Night of the Lepus
Original Title: Rabbits
Year: 1972
Runtime: 88 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
Starring: Janet Leigh, Jerry Dunphy, Robert Gooden, Stuart Whitman, Melanie Fullerton, Peter O'Crotty, Chris Morrell, Phillip Avenetti, Chuck Hayward, Russell Morrell, Henry Wills, Donna Gelgur, Steve DeFrance, Francesca Jarvis, Sherry Hummer, William Elliott, Rick Hummer, Bob Hardy, Richard Jacome, Inez Perez, Roy Gaintner, Evans Thornton, Rory Calhoun, I. Stanford Jolley, Walter Kelley, DeForest Kelley, Frank Kennedy, Paul Fix, Don Starr
Writers: Don Holliday, Gene R. Kearney, Russell Braddon
Director: William F. Claxton

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