Night of the Lepus Poster

Release Date: 1972

DVD Release Date: October 4th, 2005

PG|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Arizona rancher Cole Hillman (Rory Calhoun), dealing with massive rabbit overpopulation on his land, calls on a local college president, Elgin Clark (DeForest Kelley), to help him. In order to humanely resolve the matter, Elgin brings in researchers Roy (Stuart Whitman) and Gerry Bennett (Janet Leigh), who inject the rabbits with chemicals. However, they fail to anticipate the consequences of their actions. A breed of giant mutant rabbits emerges and starts killing every human in sight.

Cast: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley, Paul Fix, Melanie Fullerton, Chris Morrell, Chuck Hayward

Director: William Claxton

Genres: Horror

Production Co: A.C. Lyles Productions

Keywords: Son, Rivalry, Daughter, Survival, 1970s, Escape, Death