Night of the Lepus (1972) (part 7 of 10)

Meanwhile, Cole is herding his blanket-clad wife and son down into the storm cellar. He then runs back inside to call Mildred the operator, but as the fates would have it, Jud manages to plow his truck head-on into the only telephone pole on the property.

Cole’s phone goes dead at the precise moment he’s about to explain to Mildred what’s going on. Sorry, Cole. Perhaps you should have put things a bit more succinctly. Yelling “Giant bunnies! Giant bunnies!” probably wouldn’t have been too far out of line.

Jud, seeming to think he’ll have better luck against the bunnies on foot, jumps out of his truck and makes a run for it. Unfortunately, he trips on some unidentified whatsabobbit, and ends up in a truly dreadful greenscreen shot where he struggles to get to his feet while superimposed bunnies run up on him.

Night of the Lepus (1972) (part 7 of 10)

Finally, through the use of giant-size fuzzy earmuffs, the bunnies maul Jud. Tough break, huh? Still, I wasn’t calling him a “red shirt” for nothing. And when they’re done, we get a comical zoom-in on bunny fangs covered in Jud’s blood.

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Multi-Part Article: Night of the Lepus (1972)

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