There is a mighty lull that passes over us in the dead zones between Halloweens when it comes to horror. The dog days seem to be around Easter when the most of the world celebrates the most horrid of all torture porn. Lots of people will go to church this Sunday to celebrate their god getting pwnd by the Roman Empire and then lap up his blood and eat flakes of his skin…. literally. After three days the demigod rises from the dead after going to hell and then allows people to poke their fingers through the holes in his zombie skin. Now that I think about it, there isn’t a lull in horror at this time of year, we are up to our necks in it!
If reading the bible doesn’t satiate your blood-lust as it does for most Christians, you can always turn on one of the Easter themed horror films. From Critters 2: The main Course (1988) and Easter Bunny Bloodbath (2006) to the classic 1972 Night of the Lepus, there are a plethora of killer Easter bunnies out there to prove that nothing is sacred to the horror genre, not even Easter.
The newest addition to the family of low budget Easter themed horror comes to us in the way of a giant mutant rabbit that terrorizes a small town right before the Easter town fair in Beaster Day: Here Comes Peter Cottonhell, and it might be the best worst thing you’ll see in a long time.
The fun of Beaster Day begins before you even hit the play button because you read the description and take a look at the cover art: a bad ass looking zombie rabbit with blood soaked mandibles flying through the air hell bent on turning you into little rodent poop pellets. The thing looks amazing and you are led to believe that if the cover art looks so awesome, then perhaps the rest of the film will not be so shockingly bad! just look at it!
The movie starts out at a wedding between an older gentleman and a much younger woman. The disgruntled son gives the best drunken toast of all time, drops the mic and storms out. After that the film takes you out on the nonsensical whims of its creators. This includes terrible acting, absolutely no plot at all, gratuitous boobage and a monster that does not live up to the expectations of the cover art.
Sure the effects are bad, and the blood and gore is laughable, but if we take a moment to just not give a fuck, we can enjoy the film knowing that no one involved in the film gave a fuck about it either. Somehow though… it worked, and I had a really good time watching it. I laughed almost all the way through, and I think the creators would be laughing along with me. It’s a terrible film that doesn’t take itself seriously at all and doesn’t expect you to either. So go check it out if you have nothing better do to and be prepared to enjoy the most terrible film you might ever see. Even if you pass on watching the whole film, you should definitely watch the trailer below!
Born and raised in San Diego California, I grew up loving the action horror and sci-fi genres. The first R rated film I saw was Predator back when I was 8 years old. Aliens blew me away as a youngster and I made a M41-A pulse rifle out of paper towel rolls and rubber bands. I ran around for hours avoiding face huggers and blasting xenomorphs in my back yard and I am bringing that big imagination to Nevermore Horror.