The adventures of Joe and Bunnyman know no limit of bloodlust and carnage in the sequel to horror classic Bunnyman. Bodies pile up as Bunnyman indiscriminately slaughters anything that crosses his path in a mutually beneficial relationship that gives Joe plenty of beef jerky to sell in his local store. We speak to Bunnyman Massacre star Joshua Lang about life inside a fluffy suit.
Do you have to be a horror fan to be in a horror movie?
At first I thought it would make total sense but after making a couple, I realized, a lot of the females have no interest at all in horror films however, they do enjoy being in them. As for me, I’m a huge horror buff, I grew up watching all the horror movies I could find and even the bad ones were fun. I can find something about the blood and gore that just made it so much fun
What were some of your favorite scary movies growing up?
I was a big fan of Gremlins, It was something about the way they caused trouble I liked how they set boobie traps and the how sowing so gruesome and despicable can come from such cute little fuzzy creatures.
Actors who dance between the good guy and bad guy role in their careers usually say the villain is the funnest to play. Do you agree? Why do you think that is?
I do agree, aside from missing out on the love scenes, playing a bad guy is much more fun. It has a lot to do with the characters tend to live a more selfish lives looking out for number one and living to please their own egos. As well, I love a good death scene. Dying is often the big part of the deal playing a bad guy, however I don’t think there will be a Bunnyman death scene chiming any time soon. Ha Ha!
When you’re slaughtering people in that bunny suit do you ever have to yell cut and just take a moment to compose yourself… or are you able to separate reality from the job?
I am always in control when doing a kill scene. The biggest aspect of the scene is always safety for the victim and myself and those around me. I will not approach a stunt or kill fx scene unless I am 100% comfortable that what we are doing is safe and going to work. There is never an excuse to hurt anyone for something as silly as a movie.
Horror fans love nothing more than a good creative onscreen kill. Have you a favorite kill in these Bunnyman movies?
In Bunnyman Massacre there is a scene where I drill into a girl’s eye with a drill press. I love the Gore that is stuck on the drill when we take it out and when Bunnyman stops the drill the flesh spins around the drill bit like a tetherball. That and the barrel scene was a fun one as well.
How far do you go back with the film’s director Carl Lindbergh? Are you old friends?
I met Carl in the set of the first Bunnyman film, he is a huge movie buff and video game nerd so we got along very well. We work well together, he always likes to push the envelope and came up with fun creative kills, many times he doesn’t know how to achieve what he wrote and that’s where I come in. I am a problem solver and can usually find a way to make the effect and get the idea across or at best come up with something that will work and sell without losing quality.
Will you and carl collaborate on something else, outside of the Bunnyman franchise, sometime?
Currently Carl has a script we are collaborating on called Blood Angel, I can’t say much about it yet, but it involves time traveling Nazis. Nuff said.
Bunnyman Massacre is released on DVD in August.by