Cause Nothing Says Horror Like The Easter Bunny…
Easter eggs and baby chicks don’t exactly bring horror to mind, but horror film makers can make anything horrific — whether their good or not is up to you to decide! In honor of the Easter holiday, let’s take a look at the 10 best horror films that take place around Easter time.
10) Easter Bunny Bloodbath
Easter Bunny Bloodbath tells the horrific story about Peter McKay, a young boy who witnessed the decapitation of his sister by his father who dressed up like an Easter bunny on Easter morning. The young boy vows to never celebrate Easter again until about 20 years later, he decides to invite some college pals for an Easter getaway at the old house where it happened only to try to imitate what happened that horrific Easter morning 20 years earlier.
9) Critters 2: The Main Course (1998)
Critters 2: The Main Course should be a well-known one for all classic horror/scifi fans. If you’ve seen the first one, you’d be familiar with the plot of the story where a race of small, furry aliens invade and eat the townspeople of a local farming town. The sequel shares a little bit of the same concept when a bunch of critter eggs were left behind. The film takes place on Easter and the eggs in the above picture were designed in the script to look like creepy looking Easter eggs. Plus, we just can’t get enough of those Critters!
8) Atrocious (2010)
Atrocious (2o10) really rings in the Easter holiday by telling the tale of a brother and a sister who spend their Easter holiday by investigating the story of Melinda, a ghost that supposedly haunts the woods by their summer home. Writter and director Fernando Barreda Luna really takes Easter to a whole new level in this horrific holiday film.
7) The Night Before Easter (2014)
The Night Before Easter is actually a fairly new one.
This film follows a group of friends who are stalked in a storage unit the night before Easter by an ax-wielding psychopath in an Easter bunny costume. Picking off each of the friends one by one, they have to figure out an away to escape or die trying. I highly recommend this film if you haven’t seen it yet. It really is a bloody good time.
6) Night of the Lepus (1972)
Night of the Lepus is actually quite a silly one, but a fun and quick watch. Starring Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun and Star Trek’s DeForest Kelley and based on a novel, this film presents giant man-eating bunny rabbits who take over the town on Easter.
5) Peter Rottentail (2004)
Peter Rottontail was a 2004 Easter-based horror film is about a troubled magician who makes with dark forces, only to see it ending in tragedy. After the horrors he had to come back from, the magician decides to exact bloody revenge on everyone.
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4) Kottontail (2007)
Kottontail (2007) is about a test rabbit who is let loose by a couple of Animal’s Rights Activist who sneak into the “Overlook Animal Research Laboratory” one night when they were shore the lab was empty. Little did they know that this rabbit’s genes have been tampered with and altered. A man is soon bitten by the loose rabbit, months later finding himself “changing” everyday, and committing murderous acts upon the townspeople.
3) Easter Casket (2013)
Easter Casket (2013) is quite different from the others when all hell breaks loose after Peter Cottontail (The Easter Bunny) hears that the local Catholic church is about to get rid all Easter rituals not pertaining directly to the resurrection of Christ. In a rage, Cottontail goes on a murderous rampage. Is Father Asher capable of stopping him before it’s too late?
2) Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! (2006)
Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! (2007) shows Rennington, a murderous con-man and child abuser, winning the key to his mother’s house, but abusing his son while she is away. After Rennington invites his child-molester drug dealing friend over to abuse the boy, a stranger in an Easter bunny mask shows up unexpectedly to release havoc on the boy’s abusers.
1) The Bunnyman Massacre (2014)
The Bunnyman Massacre (2014) is actually the sequel to a 2009 Easter-themed horror film entitled Bunnyman. If you are familiar with the first one, then you shouldn’t be going in fresh.
Bodies start to pile up in this bloody sequel when Bunnyman indiscriminately slaughters and disembodies everybody around him, giving his partner Joe plenty of beef jerky to sell in his store.
So, what do you think? Do you have a favorite Easter-themed horror flick that didn’t make this list? Let us know in the comments section below: