Night of the Lepus

Night of the Lepus

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Director: William F. Claxton

Cast: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun

     
 

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Giant Flesh-Eating Rabbits Ravage American Southwest After Scientist Slips Up! Such is the plot of this unintentionally campy horror outing. The trouble begins when a researcher's experiment to use hormone injections to control Arizona's burgeoning rabbit population goes terribly awry, causing the cuddly rodents to grow to enormous proportions. In order to facilitate… See more details below

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Giant Flesh-Eating Rabbits Ravage American Southwest After Scientist Slips Up! Such is the plot of this unintentionally campy horror outing. The trouble begins when a researcher's experiment to use hormone injections to control Arizona's burgeoning rabbit population goes terribly awry, causing the cuddly rodents to grow to enormous proportions. In order to facilitate their growth, the rabbits need extra protein, and what better source than the relatively slow-moving human population that surrounds their huge subterranean lairs?

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All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
With obvious special effects that include everything from real rabbits stomping miniatures to splinters (filmed in slow motion) to attacks by men dressed in fuzzy long-eared suits, Night of the Lepus is all good, unintentionally campy fun. Sadly, the rest of the flick is nothing to be too concerned with. Stuart Whitman makes his usual '70s leading-man appearance, with his out-of-control hair and sideburns contrasting perfectly with his dangerously low-zippered shirt and old-man chest. Original scream queen Janet Leigh slums it up here as well with the help of uncomfortably tight jeans and some truly heinous dialogue. The real star is, of course, the killer rabbits, which one gets to see a lot of before the movie is done. Better taken in parts than as a whole, Night of the Lepus is silly to its core, even if it never seems to get the joke in any of its grueling 90 minutes.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2011
UPC:
0883316397022
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
25,067

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stuart Whitman Roy Bennett
Janet Leigh Gerry Bennett
Rory Calhoun Cole Hillman
DeForest Kelley Dr. Elgin Clark
Frank Kennedy Doctor
Peter O'Crotty Arlen
Phillip Avenetti Officer Lopez
William Elliott Dr. Leopold
Robert Hardy Prof. Dirkson
Inez Perez Housekeeper
I. Stanford Jolley Dispatcher
Don Starr Cutler
Jerry Dunphy TV Newscaster
Walter Kelley Truck Driver
Paul Fix Sheriff Cody
Melanie Fullerton Amanda Bennett
Chris Morrell Jackie Hillman
Chuck Hayward Jud
Henry Wills Frank
Francesca Jarvis Mildred

Technical Credits
William F. Claxton Director
William F. Calvert Set Decoration/Design
Howard A. Anderson Company Special Effects
Henry Cowl Consultant/advisor
Wes Dawn Makeup
Jimmie Haskell Score Composer
Don Holliday Screenwriter
Stan Jolley Production Designer
Jerry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Gene Kearney Screenwriter
A.C. Lyles Producer
John McSweeney Editor
Ted Schilz Asst. Director
Lou Schumacher Consultant/advisor
Ted Voigtlander Cinematographer
Hal Watkins Sound/Sound Designer

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