EASTER BUNNY KILL! KILL!
By its very title, Easter Bunny Kill! Kill! draws comparison to Russ Meyers films, with the title having clearly been intended to emulate Meyers trash classic Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! (1965). On the other hand, Chad Ferrins approach is very different to Russ Meyers. For one, there is a lack of Meyers sleaze in Ferrins direction where Meyer makes everything, including his pneumatically over-inflated women, into a cartoonish caricatures, Ferrin plays things out on a more realistic level. Perhaps you could compare Easter Bunny Kill! Kill! to its titular model Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! or perhaps more so to a Meyer-inspired film like Thundercrack! (1975) and see it a slasher movie conflation of Meyers torrid melodramatics but played straight.
Chad Ferrin throws in an amusing array of lowlifes. He in particular gets a nicely perverse and creepy performance from David Z. Stamp as a crippled paedophile and a fine one from Timothy Muskatell as the criminal on the lam. There are a number of extremely gory despatches David Z. Stamp getting a powerdrill through the head, Ernesto Redarta having his head repeatedly bashed in with a hammer, Jose I. Lopez being despatched with a handheld buzzsaw. Easter Bunny Kill! Kill! works at one in its admirably sordid way before arriving at a quite reasonable surprise revelation of the identity of the bunny-masked killer and going out on an admirably perverse upbeat note.
The low budget gives the film a raggedly raw look. The house where everything takes place is passed off as being under renovation, for instance, no doubt allowing Chad Ferrin and his crew to get away with cutting a few corners in building sets by converting existing buildings and covering much of the household in plastic sheeting. It is certainly a far more authentic slasher film than any of the tiresome modern pretenders that seek to appeal to the teen demographic.
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