‘Hippity hoppity homicide’
Rottentail is a 2019 science fiction comedy horror feature film directed by Brian Skiba (Deprivation; Slaughter Creek; Blood Moon Rising) from a screenplay co-written with David C. Hayes, based on the graphic novel of the same name. The movie stars Corin Nemec, William McNamara, Dominique Swain, Laurie Love and Byron Browne.
Young Peter Cotton grew up in the town of Easter Falls and loves rabbits. Peter’s science project on rabbit breeding is ruined when the school bullies beat up, and actually kill, his rabbit.
Years later, the kind but still shy Doctor Cotton works steadily and gently with his rabbits to cure human infertility. Unbeknownst to Peter, the military is meddling with his work, developing fierce soldiers with strength far exceeding a human of their size, and with Peter’s fertility serum, the ability to breed in the field.
Peter discovers the true nature of the experiment and attempts to stop it. But in an accident of poetic justice, a bite from an experimental mutant rabbit combines with Peter’s own serum to transform him into the evil Rottentail. This creature heads to Easter Falls to exact revenge on the wrongdoings of his youth and to finally lay claim to the love of his life…
” …the filmmakers throw plenty of gore gags, gross-outs and cartoony sound effects (including flatulence, of course) against the wall, but only a small percentage stick. Rottentail lacks the pell-mell pacing that an in-your-face exercise like this needs to work, and there isn’t nearly enough plot or interesting incident here to justify the 106-minute running time.” Rue Morgue
” …do not expect anything sophisticated. It is a movie with an absurd and over the top screenplay along with the acting, but this serves the higher purpose of being plenty fun. From this perspective, it has the potential to garner a cult following from people that enjoy these kinds of campy themed horror comedies.” 10th Circle Movie Reviews
Rottentail opens theatrically on April 12, 2019, and the film will have its premiere on April 11 at Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios.
Cast and characters:
- Dominique Swain … Anna Banana – Blood Craft; The Black Room; The 6th Friend; Minutes to Midnight; Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre; Fall Down Dead; et al
- William McNamara … Jake Mulligan
- Corin Nemec … Peter Cotten aka Rottentail – Haunted: 333; Lake Placid vs. Anaconda; Dracano; Sand Sharks; MosquitoMan
- Gianni Capaldi … Dr. Serius Stanley
- Brian Skiba … Billy
- Vincent De Paul … Principal Meyers
- Aaron Lee … Marty
- Byron Browne … Larry
- Laurie Love … Mayor Riggs
- Gianna Frangella … Young Mandy
- Tank Jones … General Phelps
- Randy Oppenheimer … Doctor James Lopez
- Mark Speno … Dr. Major Donnelly
- Jason McCrite … Mike
- Richard Anderson … Thomas
- Omid Zader … Victor
- Phoenix Jd Gabe … Church Cowboy Parishoner
- Emily Mena … Destiny
- Solomon Carranza … Cult Guy
- Lisa Palenica … Parishioner
- Savannah LaBerge … Church Parishioner
- Pat Kaye … Cult Woman
- Nadia Henry … Nurse 1
- Jai Raja … Front Desk Guard
- Travis McIntire … Healed Cult Guy
- Calion Maston … Carl
- Diana Brest … Alice
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