Have an appreciation for horror with shades of thriller, slasher can be done well as well. So despite hearing a lot of negativity, 'Bunnyman Vengeance's' premise did really intrigue. Plus the cover was an attention-grabbing one. Really wanted to like it and for it to not be another waste of decent potential.
Watching it, unfortunately 'Bunnyman Vengeance' turned out to be exactly that...a waste of decent potential for precisely the same reasons as the previous 'Bunnyman' films. Not how to execute an intriguing idea. It's not irredeemably awful by any stretch, there is one good thing. Sadly eclipsed by the numerous things 'Bunnyman Vengeance' gets catastrophically wrong. Some unintentional humour that was just cheesy and irritating, the attempts at seriousness felt misplaced and the incoherence of the editing and the dialogue make it very difficult to take it seriously and the horror elements were predictable, not scary and too tame, no matter how much gratuitous blood effects it threw in.
Lets get the good things out of the way first. The best thing about 'Bunnyman Vengeance' is the villain's look, it is great. So cool and menacing, not goofy at all.
Uniformly the acting ranges from very bad to truly terrible, lots of histrionics and an equal amount of phoning in. Their cringe-worthy, unintentionally silly dialogue (one deserves a prize if they succeed in not bursting out laughing when they're not meant to, that is a challenge), annoying characters with stupid and illogical decision-making and behaviours (so there is nothing to make us root for them) and indifferent direction gave them no favours.
Neither did the story, which is paper thin and much of it doesn't make any sense, with scenes that bear no relevance. It is also contradictory in continuity and personally didn't notice many answers, one that satisfied or interested anyhow There is no tension or suspense here, no surprises, no creativity, no wit and the only thing that is scary is the look of the villain and the scare factor ends there. The kills are un-creative, instead of biting the nails one is shrugging their shoulders, and the whole horror atmosphere feels tame and leans towards being dumb. Other than the villain's look, the rest of the effects are ropy.
'Bunnyman' is an eyesore visually. With the lighting and camera work, it seemed to striving for the showing off or experimenting with supposedly arty to them feel but instead it comes off amateurish and nauseating. The editing is incoherent. Cannot remember the music, other than its over-bearing intrusiveness.
Overall, not irredeemable but very bad. 2/10 Bethany Cox