Bunni DVD Review (Wild Eye Releasing)
Bunni is 2013 slasher film written, acted, edited, shot, production design, & directed by Daniel Benedict (The Unwanted, One Night After Babysitting, & Fall of Grayskull). It opens with a flashback from 18 years ago, a couple is arguing over one of them being unfaithful. He ends up beating her because of it. After leaving a Halloween party at a club, a group of friends including Rick (played by: director Daniel Benedict from Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street), Ashley (played by: Sara Ammons who is also the assistant director for this), & Paige (played by: Mercedez Varble from River City Heroes: Ascendance, Durp, & The Bloody Man) decide to break into an abandoned warehouse for some more fun lead by Chris (played by: Kent Blue who is also a camera operator for this).
He convinces all of them to go on this random trip & go inside this unknown territory despite being warned by a stranger. The place is really creepy & they end up hearing mysterious sounds coming from in there. A drunken & jealous Nikki (played by: Sabrina Hulsman) takes matters in her own hands when she interrupts their private party. They find a video & it ends up being a snuff tape. Unfortunately for them, Chris has a dark family secret & his friends are about to meet her (played by: Alexandria Hendrick from Volumes of Blood & Fall of Grayskull). Everyone is now trapped inside fighting for their life & they have to survive this night of hell.
Let’s talk about the positives first about Bunni. It provides a solid body count which is very important for a slasher film. All of the kills were executed with some entertaining gruesome visuals. It has a enough gore to keep any horror fan excited. It includes some real brutal moments especially if you are man. The main villain was different from most characters you are used to seeing in this type of film. So that’s why I would consider this one average overall which is still better compared to some of the terrible films I’ve seen in this same sub genre over the years. I love slashers & these days it’s hard to find a quality film. Now, let’s discuss what hurt this movie with some of the negatives. The cast of Bunni besides a select few should really focus more on being the film crew rather than acting behind the camera. The script would have been elevated with a cast with more experience. Also, the soundtrack wasn’t that good & it didn’t fit the vibe of this movie at all. It really took away from the horror in this. I still enjoyed this despite it’s flaws, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Wild Eye Releasing provides some quality special features on this DVD release. It includes with an Audio Commentary from actor, writer, & director Daniel Benedict. “Bunni Documentaries Interviews” is a 4 minute chat with a few of the cast & crew members. It also shows their previous work before this movie. You get the original trailer for this. 1 minute 30 seconds “No Talking in the Theater Video” which is a quick silly movie warning type promo. “TV News Coverage” is a 30+ second clip from a local Kentucky news broadcast that promotes Bunni.”Radio Interview” is a 3 minute interview with 1490AM Womi talking about the film. Next features 3 music videos from the director including “Ignis Fatuus” (3 minutes), “Nosferatu” (5 minutes), & “The Fix” (3 minutes). Last but not least you get trailers from Wild Eye Releasing which include: Bunni, Survival Knife, All Hell Breaks Loose, Blood Slaughter Massacre, Serial Kaller, The Last House, A Plague so Pleasant, Scream Park, & The Perfect House. If you are looking to kill some time & want to check out a decent modern slasher with a cool villain I recommend Bunni. It’s available everywhere from Wild Eye Releasing, you can even rent it at your local Family Video. Check it out!