Let’s just get it out in the open that Beaster Day is a low quality, B at best, movie. Not every movie has to be a visually stunning blockbuster, and this one surely isn’t. Sometimes it is OK just to watch a crappy movie that makes no sense and is unbelievable in the worst way. Did I set you up for how good Beaster Day is?
Beaster Day swims in the same stream as Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, a low budget horror comedy that thrives on being over-the-top ridiculous. The movie is about a giant killer rabbit who walks on two legs and travels through town, murdering people as it goes. There is little to no story or explanation about the rabbit, the town, or anything else, for that matter. It is just scene after scene of random people being killed by the giant rabbit in various ways.
Eventually, the task of taking out the beast lands on our main character and an overly enthusiastic dog catcher. There is an incredibly short battle scene before the rabbit is vanquished and the movie ends. Nobody ever questions where the beast came from or why nobody saw a 50-foot rabbit running around until it was right next to them.
When I said this is a “horror comedy,” the “comedy” should have probably been in quotations. I say that because the comedy is more obnoxious than funny, but it is the kind of obnoxious that you can’t help but smirk at. My favorite character in the whole movie is the burn out mayor who cares more about re-election than he does about the people being eaten by a giant killer bunny. He, at one point, speculates that the murders are being perpetrated by Amish people using power tools, a low-brow idea that is still somehow funny.
The acting is terrible, as you would expect from this kind of movie, and all I could think of is that it seemed more like a film school project than a movie that I paid an undisclosed amount to watch. You will not find a single face that you recognize, and I doubt many of the actors have worked since Beaster Day came out in 2014.
Beaster Day is not all bad, though. If you are a fan of gratuitous nudity, this movie has bucket-loads. One scene in particular, where a victim’s top pops open from no reason, rivals the Leprechaun movies for the most ridiculous nude scene in a film. There are a few genuinely funny scenes as well, though they are few and far between. Mostly it is just a blood bath that you can have on in the background when you are doing other things.
I don’t mean to discourage anyone from watching Beaster Day because, by all means, you should be one of the handful of people who have actually watched it from start to finish. Just know that you are in for one of those movies that is so bad, it’s kind of good. Though the full name of the movie is Beaster Day: Here Comes Peter Cotton Hell, it doesn’t have a ton to do with Easter, which means you can enjoy this film throughout the year.