The atmospheric, psychological horror Rabbit is finally available widely in the US thanks to a distribution deal with The Orchard. Director Luke Shanahan eschews traditional story-telling here, in favor of a more open-ended narrative leaving much open for interpretation. However, many audiences and critics appreciate the gorgeous cinematography and brilliant performances from Adelaide Clemens and Alex Russel. A tooth-grindingly unnerving synth score caps off this tense thriller.
Ultimately, open-ended films from unknown directors are a tough sell to wide audiences. Nevertheless, Shanahan exhibits strength and confidence with his debut feature. Rabbit announces the arrival of a new voice in cinema. Fans who are sick of waiting for a new David Lynch film should check this one out. You can check out our review, or watch the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Rabbit is available now on VOD and DVD.
Almost a year after her identical twin’s disappearance, 25-year-old medical student Maude Ashton is still haunted by visions of her sister’s violent abduction. Now living overseas but convinced she is still alive, Maude follows her ‘dreamscape’ back to Australia and all the way to a derelict caravan park where she discovers her fate intrinsically connected to that of her sister.