Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Bunny the Killer Thing

Year: 2015
Country: FINLAND
Run Time: 88 minutes

Bunny the Killer Thing
Bunny the Killer Thing
Bunny the Killer Thing

If you take the campiest of the campy 80s horror films, mix in a little bit of the idea that a production assistant in a lizard costume could pass for Godzilla, throw in some “Suicide Kings,” and top it all off with outtakes from “Porky’s,” you’ll get the first ten minutes of BUNNY THE KILLER THING. After that, you’re really on your own. And, as the characters in this Finnish comedy-horror can attest, on your own is a very dangerous place to be when a six-foot rabbit, whose longest appendage isn’t its ears, is coming after you and your … well, let’s just say your lady parts. A brilliant and hilarious send-up of the classic “cabin-in-the-woods” genre of horror films, BUNNY THE KILLER THING follows the exploits of a group of people partying in the woods when encountered by a science experiment gone horribly wrong. Finnish director Joonas Makkonen shows his chops while boldly fusing comedy, gore, and the beautiful Finnish landscape to bring us an exploitation film that is both jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring. (In English, Finnish, and Swedish with subtitles) –T.W.

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Joonas Makkonen

Joonas Makkonen is from Vieremä, Finland. He studied at Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences where he graduated in 2011. Hehas written and directed over two dozen short films including the 2011 short film, "Bunny the Killer Thing." His films have won awards at various international festivals.


Miika J. Norvanto

Joonas Makkonen

Tero Saikkonen

Joonas Makkonen

Principal Cast
Hiski Hämäläinen, Enni Ojutkangas, Veera W. Vilo, Jari Manninen, Katja Jaskari, Roope Olenius

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