(Just in time for Halloween, the "Deep Cuts" series highlights horror films I think deserve a little more recognition. Not to say they're obscure by any means-- most are major releases. I just want to give them a little more love is all. Enjoy!)
Index of all "Deep Cuts" entries, updated as they're posted
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The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
British, 2005, d. Steve Box and Nick Park
Few have what it takes to endure the films of Wallace and Gromit. Located on the outer fringes of good taste in popular entertainment, this work emanates from a psychic signpost far beyond the breaking point for most. To witness one of these films is, put mildly, to stare into the abyss.
Forcing us to acknowledge aspects of the human experience we'd rather not confront, these tales stretch our tolerance for the repressed aspects of our psyches most of us would prefer went unexplored.
"The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" stands as perhaps the most bleak and forbidding entry in the series. For here we are asked to contemplate the unthinkable: the transformation of a human being into a large and furry bunny.
The squeamish among you will want to let this film go. But hardier viewers might emerge unscathed as the unbearable truth of this narrative comes home to roost. If you think you can witness the mind-shredding abomination that is "Curse of the Were-Rabbit" and pick up the pieces of your life afterward, don't say I didn't warn you. You have nothing to lose but your mind.
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