“Oh, this looks like fun – a cartoon with talking rabbits,” said the mother to her children when looking for something for them to watch. “I had another nightmare last night,” said the children to their mother for the rest of their lives after watching Watership Down.
There’s something very frightening yet oddly fascinating about the demonic-looking rabbit, Frank, from sci-fi drama Donnie Darko. It’s no wonder the grotesquely contorted head complete with twisted grin spawned many’s a Halloween costume since that jet engine fell on Jake Gyllenhaal’s head… or did it?
If you are currently having an affair and your illicit lover is becoming quite obsessive, indicating strong stalking signs like, say, pouring acid over your car then please, for the love of the children make sure your rabbit hutch is thoroughly tamperproof.
In one of the all-time laugh-out-loud scenes this little bunny steals the show, decapitating a few of the crew along the way. On a side note, when asking Siri what her favourite animal is. The answer: “I wrote my master’s thesis on the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog.” Run away!
The White Rabbit is a metaphor for following one’s curiosity. It’s the White Rabbit who Alice runs after and searches for endlessly in Wonderland, a symbol of her quest for knowledge. Although rather than look for meaning it’s best to just sit back and enjoy the trip.
There are a number of references to Alice in Wonderland in The Matrix. In this scene Neo is told to “follow the white rabbit” which he spots in the form of a tattoo on the shoulder of a club kid named Dujour, and so the adventure begins.
You wouldn’t think it but rabbits can scream when they are being chased by a predator or if in great pain, which is all the more eerie as the sound is close to that of a terrified child as heard in the allegorical classic The Night of the Hunter.