Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! (2006)
Directed by Chad Ferrin
I'm not a rookie when it comes to sleaze indie horror. I've seen the crappy side (see Hanger) and I've seen the good shit (see Header). But I had not seen a Chad Ferrin exploitation joint. Well that is until now.
Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! is pure unrelenting sleaze slasher horror that throwsbacks to all that was awesome during the 70s grindhouse era. It's a mirror image of early Abel Ferrara and though takes a while to get to some WTF, it delivers.
So what the hell is this all about?
You've got a very fucked up asshole, a mentally retarded kid, a Coffy blaxsploitation nurse, a couple of whores, some soon to be deported Mexicans and a pedophile. Add in a slasher with a Easter bunny mask and you've got buckets of blood and some despicable kills.
The title is indeed indicative of what you get. Couldn't somebody just give our bunny a carrot?
When the mentally and physically disabled youth's mother, Mindy, begins a relationship with a psycho killer, bizarre events begin to unfold - especially after Nicholas takes a seemingly normal rabbit into the house. But when home intruders, prostitutes and street trash are murdered in bizarre gruesome ways, just who is the bunny-masked killer committing these horrendous crimes?
The first 20 or so minutes are kinda boring as you begin to watch Easter Bunny, Kill Kill but the last 70 min are completely off the wall splatter fun. Remington (Timothy Muskatell) is a low life hustler/killer who hooks up with Mindy our Coffy like nurse and her retarded kid (seriously, I'm not being PC here) Nicholas. Our 'tard has an infatuation with all things Easter, a day very memorable to him and soon gets a real life bunny from a stranger. But that's not important.
What's important is Rem decides to use his babysitting duties after mom has to work a double to party it up with the scummiest of the scum. Muskatell plays Rem as evil and as fucked up as you can only imagine. 'Tard abuse, drug abuse and like a perverted Ron Jeremy he brings the street trash home. It's a bastard of a performance that gets under your skin. Why?
Because Rem does this:
- Brings a pedophile to "have fun" with Nicholas (for $)
- Snorts coke and brings 2 whores to party with
- Verbally abuses the Mexican handyman
The kills are savagely magnificent and even garnered applause from me. Like a Driller Killer homage, we get a variety of kills by our masked Bugs. Your Gore-ipedia includes:
- Screwed brain to the head
- Hammer to the skull
- Mop to Mouth trauma
- Chainsaw stomach trauma
- Sliced throats
Sure the twist ending supplies a flashback that seems misplaced but the ending is a complete 180 WTF but I dug it.
Easter Bunny Kill! Kill! is a time machine of exploitation and grindhouse cinema. Not all grindhouse had muscle cars and Herschell Gordon Lewis extra red blood. Most of the 70s were urban slick grime and dime fuckedupness and Ferrin makes sure we remember what's the what.
Clearly Chad Ferrin knows what his audience wants and delivers. Carrots be damned.
Whore boobies (their very spectacular)
The ending ending
The Jaded Viewer's Final Prognosis
Interested in Chad Ferrin now? Check out his company Crappy World Films. Also check out official Facebook page as well. The movie comes out on DVD via Vicious Circle Films from Breaking Glass Pictures. They are also releasing Ferrin's next film Someone Knocking on my Door this month.
I'm looking forward to that film.
So if your looking to go down that dark alley of blood and guts slasher exploitation sleaze, you best work up some amp to go see Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! An egg this is not.
Check out the trailer below.