I know we have talked about it before [click
here], but your movie The
Bunnyman Massacre - in a few words, what is it about?
It's the continuing story of Bunnyman's journey through the midwest, as
he continues to run into various adventures. Instead of introducing
new "teenagers" that are killed, we decided to tell a horror
sequel from the antagonist's point of view. To actually have a film about
Bunnyman, instead of his victims. That was a big change of direction,
which continues on with Bunnyman 3. The film is called Bunnyman, and as
such the film should be about Bunnyman and not some random group of
the lead character of The
Bunnyman Massacre, makes some pretty tough and often at least
questionable decisions - so to what extent could you identify with her
when writing the character, and any other characters you could identify
Her decisions were made from my desire to make a unique horror film with
characters making decisions that I've never seen in a horror film
before. Nothing from my personal life informed my writing of the
character. As time goes by with these films, honestly I relate more and
more to the Bunnyman character. To clarify, not that I want to kill
people but rather that I'm independent and enjoy my alone time.
Do talk about The
Bunnyman Massacre's look and feel for a bit, and how do you think
does it compare to the first Bunnyman?
also feel the film is more atmospheric. I learned how vital to a low
budget horror film a location is, and I really tried to maximize it's
potential. 99% of the film was shot on one location, so I'm proud of the
fact that it has such a expansive feel to it. This is also the first time
I used time lapse photography, which I really liked and plan to continue
Bunnyman Massacre features a few quite gruesome scenes - so for
the sake of all the gorehounds among my readership, do talk about your
movie's killings for a bit, and how were these scenes achieved?
wanted unique kills that I haven't seen before. I have never seen a giant
bunny in a school bus slaughtering kids. That was the scene I thought
about first, and I knew I had to make a Bunnyman 2 just for a excuse to film
that scene :) There were other scenes with the girl in the barrel, which
while I don't feel graphic was still disturbing and "fun" in a
way. Same goes for Sarah's death, which I would like to talk more about
but don't want to ruin Sarah's death for first time viewers.
talk about your movie's cast for a bit, and why exactly these people?
I chose the actors because they were the most talented actors that
auditioned for the film. Also, because they had a good work ethic and
were good people to work with. I can't stress how important it is to get
actors that are not difficult, and that are team players. We just finished
Bunnyman 3, and we had an actor quit after a few days and try to blackmail
us for thousands of Dollars. We had to reshoot a few scenes, and change
the story slightly. However, the film is better for not having him in the
film. This does nail home the point that you need to have people you can
Bunnyman Massacre is mostly an outdoors film - so what can you
tell us about your locations, and what were the advantages and maybe also
challenges of filming there?
As I mentioned before, the
location gave us a lot of different geography to shoot in. We had the
mountain range, and right next to it we had a forest. We had everything on
the location we needed to make the film. The locals were bat shit crazy,
and the heat was brutal with the average day being over 100. It was dirty,
dead animals everywhere.... flesh eating wasps, tarantula's just walking
along the ground etc. It was rough. One behind the scenes video explains
the situation well. We went to get fast food with the actor in Bunnyman's
burned make up. We got there, and we thought the employees would be
scared. They didn't even blink an eye. It just goes to show you this was
the area we were filming at where someone burned like Bunnyman would be
your average customer.
What can you tell us about
the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
the locals/weather conditions, most of the cast and crew really bonded
over the shared experience. I know some of the cast are life long friends
and still talk to one another. It was a professional shoot, professional
atmosphere where we just got the film done.
slasher movies are rather sequel-prone - will there a Bunnyman 3,
and/or any other future projects you'd like to share?
we just finished shooting Bunnyman 3 last week. Please check out the
Bunnyman Facebook pages for pictures. It's another leap in quality for the
Bunnyman films as well. The next film I'm working on, Blood
Angel, will be
made next year.
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
webpage is http://anocproductions.com/.
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you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Bunnyman 2 and
Bunnyman Massacre are the same film. Not to confuse
things further, but "Bunnyman MassacreW was the title for the first film
in UK, so Bunnyman 2
is called "Bunnyman Resurrection". I'm not
responsible for these decisions, but I will do my best to make sure
Bunnyman 3 is simply known as "Bunnyman 3".
Thank you for your support! Please buy the DVD if you are interested in
the filmmaking process. We have hours of extras on the DVD to
make it worth the purchase. Also, the version on Chiller is censored
with 20 minutes cut out of the film, so the DVD is uncut.
for the interview!
Thank you, anytime :)