Feb 4, 2010
Night of the Lepus (1972) (part 9 of 10)
In the next scene, it’s getting dark again. As expected, the slow-motion bunnies make another appearance, ready for another night of rampaging and mutilating. But wait, I thought this was the Night of the Lepus! I was promised just one night! So I guess the filmmakers were so incompetent, they couldn’t even get the title right.
The rabbits march in slow-mo out of Mildred’s general store, so I can only conclude that all the National Guard had to do was bomb the fuck out of that one building, and the movie would already be over. But instead of that sweet release, we watch as more slow-mo bunnies leap off a cliff, in a shot that was obviously lifted from the earlier scene where rabbits attacked Cole’s horses.
Then the bunnies run in slow-motion across a scale model bridge. And just like bombing that one store, it would appear that if they simply took out, or hell, just closed off this one bridge, things would pretty much be under control by now.