Night of the Lepus
1972 film by William F. Claxton
- Directed by William F. Claxton. Written by Don Holliday and Gene R. Kearney, based on the 1964 novel The Year of the Angry Rabbit by Russell Braddon.
They were born that tragic moment when science made its great mistake... now from behind the shroud of night they come, a scuttling, shambling horde of creatures destroying all in their path.taglines
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- Rabbits aren't your bag Roy.
- Officer Lopez: Attention! Attention! Ladies and gentlemen, attention! There is a herd of killer rabbits headed this way and we desperately need your help!
- Husband in Car: Picking up no strangers, Susan. I said that when we left Denver, and I'm sticking with it. Especially a man carrying a gun!
- Dr. Leopold: I've studied abnormalities and birth defects all my life. It's come pretty close to home for me. I see them all the time. Naturally, I'd like to believe they don't exist. Unfortunately, they do.
- Roy Bennett: But doctor, rabbits as big and as ferocious as wolves? It is inconceivable!
- Dr. Leopold: The genetic code of every living thing is contained in each cell of that organism. Now, assuming, inadvertently, we introduced defective cells into that one rabbit. It's conceivable that we could have created the seeds of a mutated species.
- They were born that tragic moment when science made its great mistake... now from behind the shroud of night they come, a scuttling, shambling horde of creatures destroying all in their path.
- How many eyes does horror have? How many times will terror strike?
- Stuart Whitman - Roy Bennett
- Janet Leigh - Gerry Bennett
- Rory Calhoun - Cole Hillman
- DeForest Kelley - Elgin Clark
- Paul Fix - Sheriff Cody
- Melanie Fullerton - Amanda Bennett
- Chris Morrell - Jackie Hillman
- Chuck Hayward - Jud
- Henry Wills - Frank
- Francesca Jarvis - Mildred
- William Elliott - Dr. Leopold
- Robert Hardy - Professor Dirkson
- Richard Jacome - Deputy Jason
- Evans Thornton - Major White
- Robert Gooden - Leslie
- Don Starr - Cutler