They're so cute you just want to pick them up and hug them. But think twice before allowing that cute and fuzzy bunny to get too close...
Here's my personal picks for the top movies featuring evil bunnies, or movies that are evil and just happen to feature bunnies, or bunnies made evil by their association with unappealing movies.
1. Donnie Darko
© IFC Films
Years after the release of Donnie Darko
people are still arguing over whether Frank the Rabbit was evil. Whatever you believe, writer/director Richard Kelly's critically acclaimed feature film debut is easily the first film that springs to mind when evil rabbits are mentioned.
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
© Almi Cinema 5
Grown men soil their armor when they confront the killer rabbit in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. To quote a character in the film, the rabbit featured in the 1979 Monty Python comedy is "the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on."
3. One Crazy Summer
© Warner Bros Pictures
Every time I use the word bunnies I'm forced to add 'cute and fuzzy' because of this John Cusack
romantic comedy. Cusack stars as a wannabe cartoonist who draws evil bunnies whose sole purpose is to destroy happy relationships.
4. Cabin Fever
© Lionsgate Films
writer/director Eli Roth confirmed to me that the Bunny Man in his film is evil. "The Bunny Man is a very, very mysterious and evil creature," said Roth. "Actually the Bunny Man was very influenced by 'The Shining.' There's a scene in 'The Shining' where Shelley Duvall's running around the hotel and she sees these creepy things. There's a guy in a bear suit who is just really, really, really weird. It always stuck with me as a kid so it's kind of my little nod to 'The Shining.'"
5. Night of the Lepus
© Warner Home Video
This campy 1972 horror flick featured a herd of gigantic killer rabbits. Made that way by a genetic experiment gone wrong, these bunnies love to kill humans - including "Psycho" star Janet Leigh and Trekker DeForest Kelley.
6. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
© DreamWorks Pictures
Cheese lover Wallace and his trusted canine companion Gromit square off against vegetable loving rabbits in this Oscar nominated blockbuster from writer/director Nick Park.
7. Looney Tunes - Back in Action
© Warner Bros. Pictures
While Bugs Bunny isn't evil (mischievous yes, evil no) Looney Tunes - Back in Action
was so horrible that anyone associated with it (including the film's animated stars) could justifiably be labeled evil.
8. The Brown Bunny
© Wellspring Media
A bunny movie in name only, this self-indulgent movie
by filmmaker Vincent Gallo gives all bunnies - brown, black, white, pink, rainbow, whatever - a very bad name.
9. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
© Touchstone Pictures
Evil in a whole different way... This mix of live-action and animation featured a sexy Rabbit named Jessica (voiced by Kathleen Turner) who uttered the movie's most memorable line: "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."
10. Fatal Attraction
© Paramount Home Entertainment
The award for Best Special Appearance by a Bunny goes to Fatal Attraction. Anyone in the mood for a little rabbit stew? The bunny was sweet and innocent but fell victim to one of the craziest women ever in a feature film.