Top 10 creepy movie bunnies, in case you want to ruin Easter

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Easter isn't a holiday that's rife with media and art devoted to it. There are few TV specials of which to speak. Save for Christian rock stations, no radio stations devote 24 hour coverage to Easter songs (which would pretty much amount to replaying "Easter Bonnet" and "Peter Cottontail" over and over again). And there are precious few movies that capture the spirit of the season.

But there are a lot of films that sort of do the opposite. Here are ten movies that include rabbits, but that you probably don't want to include in your Easter baskets this year. Or show to your kids. Or even watch, for that matter, if you happen to be scared of crazy fucking rabbits.

10. Watership Down

I saw this movie, like many kids, when adults rented it without really knowing what it was they were renting. It's a movie about rabbits--what could go wrong? A lot, as it turns out, as rabbits are blown away in bloody fashion, spawning numerous nightmares and a lot of ensuing and apologetic film rentals by parents trying to mend the mental damage. 9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Top 10 creepy movie bunnies, in case you want to ruin Easter

Sure, the whole movie isn't about a rabbit. But the voracious Rabbit of Caerbannog (and if you knew that was the rabbit's name, then pat yourself on the back and put down your Dungeon Master's Guide for a sec) is a pretty memorable part of the climax, if this film can be said to have a climax at all. And a pretty vicious little son-of-a-bitch bunny it is, too. 8. Cabin Fever

Again, not a movie about a rabbit. Which makes it all the more strange when there's suddenly a guy in a bunny suit that shows up, randomly, in a hospital scene. To make it worse, he's credited as "We'll never tell." What the hell is that? Creepy, is what. 7. Night of the Lepus

Top 10 creepy movie bunnies, in case you want to ruin Easter

This was a 1972 horror film about rabbits -- and really, that's as far as you really need to read in this entry to determine whether or not this qualifies as a creepy bunny-movie, but let's keep going, just for kicks. It stars Janet Leigh, who it deserves mentioning does not get knifed in the shower by a mutant rabbit. This may be the kindest thing one can say about this film. 6. Fatal Attraction

Top 10 creepy movie bunnies, in case you want to ruin Easter

Don't look in the stew pot! And yeah, that wasn't supposed to be Hasenfeffer, but I guess it sort of is now.


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