Somewhere in the southwestern United States, a ranch is overrun by rabbits who are eating all the foliage and pitting the landscape with burrows that are a hazard to livestock. Unwilling to use poisons dangerous to the environment, a rancher asks two local research scientists for help.
After collecting a few or the pesky rabbits for testing, the research scientists get to work on the problem.
Unfortunately, their daughter wants a furry friend who soon escapes and makes some new friends.
After a few days, somebody notices something is amiss...
...and that terror has a new face!
Now, a ravenous pack of 150-pound hare-y monsters are on the rampage! Although the national guard uses guns, flames and dynamite to subtract them, these rampaging rabbits know how to multiply! How can the intrepid research scientists stop rabbits gone wild? Oooh.. scary...
Overall, I liked this movie. True, the special effects are bad but this movie was made in 1972. Yes, the daughter is creepy but this is the era of The Omen and children were often portrayed that way in the '70's. Still, I just love the idea of using normally harmless and endearing animals as monsters (I love Black Sheep for instance) and this movie does star DeForest Kelly (aka Bones on Star Trek). If you like schlocky monster movies (and we know you do), then this is worth picking up a copy for $5.
Rating: 3.5 Bites out of 5