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07.25.2017
Night Of The Lepus (1972)
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Night Of The Lepus (1972) Cole Hillman's Arizona ranch is plagued with 'mongrel' rabbits, and he wants to employ an ecologically sound control method. As a favor to college benefactor Hillman, college president Elgin Clark calls in zoologist Roy Bennett to help. Bennett immediately begins injecting rabbits with hormones and genetically mutated blood in an effort to develop a method of disrupting rabbit reproduction. One of the test subjects escapes, resulting in a race of bloodthirsty, wolf-sized, man-, horse-, and cow-eating bunnies. Eventually the National Guard is called in for a final showdown with the terrorizing rabbits.

Movie Tagline:
They were born that tragic moment when science made its great mistake... now from behind the shroud of night they come, a scuttling, shambling horde of creatures destroying all in their path.

Also Known As:
Rabbits

Title: Night Of The Lepus
Release Date: October 04, 1972
Runtime: 88 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 3.8
Buried.com Rating: 4.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With N

MPAA Rating: PG

Director(s):
William F. Claxton

Cast:
Stuart Whitman ...Roy Bennett
Janet Leigh ...Gerry Bennett
Rory Calhoun ...Cole Hillman
DeForest Kelley ...Elgin Clark
Paul Fix ...Sheriff Cody
Melanie Fullerton ...Amanda Bennett
Chris Morrell ...Jackie Hillman
Chuck Hayward ...Jud
Henry Wills ...Frank
Francesca Jarvis ...Mildred
William Elliott ...Dr. Leopold
Bob Hardy ...Professor Dirkson (as Robert Hardy)
Richard Jacome ...Deputy Jason
Inez Perez ...Housekeeper
Roy Gaintner ...Walker (as G. Leroy Gaintner)
Evans Thornton ...Major White
I. Stanford Jolley ...Dispatcher
Robert Gooden ...Leslie
Walter Kelley ...Truck Driver
Frank Kennedy ...Doctor
Don Starr ...Cutler
Peter O'Crotty ...Arlen
Phillip Avenetti ...Officer Lopez
Russell Morrell ...Priest
Donna Gelgur ...Wife in car
Steve DeFrance ...Husband in Car (as Stephen deFrance)
Sherry Hummer ...Child in car
Rick Hummer ...Child in car
Jerry Dunphy ...Television Newscaster

Producer(s):
A.C. Lyles

Writer(s):
Russell Braddon
Don Holliday
Gene R. Kearney

Composer(s):
Jimmie Haskell




More Movie Taglines:
  • They were born that tragic moment when science made its great mistake... now from behind the shroud of night they come, a scuttling, shambling horde of creatures destroying all in their path.
  • How many eyes does horror have? How many times will terror strike?
Movie Quote(s):
  • Officer Lopez: Attention! Attention! Ladies and gentlemen, attention! There is a herd of killer rabbits headed this way and we desperately need your help!
  • Husband in Car: Picking up no strangers, Susan. I said that when we left Denver, and I'm sticking with it. Especially a man carrying a gun!
  • Gerry Bennett: Rabbits aren't your bag Roy.
Movie Trivia:
  • This was DeForest Kelley's last non-"Star Trek" film.
  • As a promotional piece of memorabilia for the film lucky rabbits feet complete with red paint ("blood") on the toes were distributed.
  • The killer rabbit effects were created mostly by normal sized rabbits running around on miniature sets, though for some attack scenes a guy in a rabbit suit was used.
  • In an interview with film historian Tom Weaver star Janet Leigh said in regards to Night of the Lepus, "I've forgotten as much as I could about that picture." Leigh also went on record saying her reason for taking a role in the film was simply because it was closer to her home in California and meant less time away from her family.
  • The marketers for the film feared that if audiences found out the film was about giant killer rabbits too quickly that no one would take the film seriously. In an attempt to keep ambiguity the poster art for Night of the Lepus didn't feature any rabbits.
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Keywords:
Rabbit, Dead Family, Giant Animal, Mutant Animal, Pantyhose  ...[more]


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