It’s that time of year again! Sleigh bells are ringing as Christmas magic fills the air. However, for (S)aint Nick Director Jonathan Patrick Hughes (read our interview with him here), it isn’t visions of St. Nicholas and sugarplums that are dancing in his dreams. Recently dropping a teaser trailer for his upcoming horror short, Bad Hare Day, Hughes has nothing but springtime and a menacing, mutated man-rabbit jumping around in his mind. Check out the bonkers sneak preview below!
In a poor attempt to gain some much needed respect from his family, Ben (David E. McMahon: The Song of Solomon 2017 – read our review here, Bonehill Road 2017 – read our review here) buys a rabbit named Rosie for his daughter. After this present is rejected, Ben is bitten by the furry addition to his family. Unable to catch a break in life, this good-natured father and husband begins a transformation in personality and appearance into something inhuman, which is followed by blood, guts, murder and mayhem.
Filmed in Pittsburgh with students from both the George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program and Tom Savini’s Special Makeup Effects Program of Douglas Education Center, this film looks like a fun horror comedy featuring some gruesome body horror. With McMahon, who is no stranger to the indie horror scene, leading this short film, Bad Hare Day looks like one not to be missed when it hops our way spring of 2020!