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First Look Review - Beaster Day: Here Comes Peter Cottenhell

A giant deformed bunny terrorises a town.


Review by Andy Comer

Directed by: Zack Snygg

Starring: Jon Arthur, Kristina Beaudouin, Valerie Bittner


From the first time I saw the poster and trailer I knew that this was going to be absolutely terrible. Terrible in every way imaginable. The kind of terrible that a very select audience -- that I sometimes find myself in – would love because of how atrocious every aspect of the movie is. It's truly rare to have a film bad enough that it gets a cult following for being the epitome of everything that could go wrong in the production of a movie. I mean, dozens of terrible movies come to mind that I watch on a yearly basis because they entertain me with their absurd stories, characters, actors, effects and the unflinching ambition to do the impossibly abysmal. I honestly and truly thought that this could be one of those few that I would want to watch over and over again, but what my eyes witnessed here was just your typical dull kind of bad movie that leaves you feeling like you just wasted your life.
Beaster Day is about a town that is terrorized by a gigantic deformed Easter bunny, if you even want to call it a “bunny,” because it looks like some kind of deformed rat thing that moves around in the most unnatural ways possible. It somehow is able to move about the outskirts of the city undetected; only leaving a trail of blood, guts, boobs, and stupidity in its wake. Pretty dumb right? But don’t lie, this could be an awesome premise! Put in the right – or wrong depending on your outlook – hands, this thing could have been an amazing ride of awfully awesome! But no, we are not that lucky.
Anyway, after the blood thirsty bunny’s rampage starts gaining traction with the local authorities, it is decided that the local animal catchers are the right people to take care of the creature, which is literally tearing people to shreds. So ultimately the fate of the town ends up being placed in the hands of this guy whose life ambition is to be the best dog catcher around and a wannabe actress who just started working with him.
Needless to say, the acting is bad. As in some of the worst I have ever witnessed in a movie bad. The characters are irrationally stupid and completely un-relatable as they walk around like chickens with their heads cut off. Obviously all the big breasted women lose their tops and run around before getting killed with some of the worst effects I have ever seen. Every effect looks so bad, especially the bunny. I would give the movie an extra point if it had actually used the bunny seen on the poster. That thing actually looks like an awesome killer bunny, but clearly those in charge either were unable to get anyone who could make that happen, or worse yet, they probably didn’t even care. This is one of the worst movies I have ever sat through.




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