TIME Appreciation

11 Terrifying Bunnies That Will Totally Freak You Out Before Easter

Grab the basket of chocolate eggs because you're going to need some comfort food after looking at these scary--dare we say, hare-raising--rabbits before Easter this Sunday.

  • Rabbit Swimming with the Fishes

    Wong Maye-E / AP

    You’ll get the Jaws theme stuck in your head the minute you see this image of a diver dressed as the Easter Bunny swimming among sharks, rays and other species of fish in the Shipwreck habitat at the South East Asia Aquarium of Resorts World Sentosa on April 17, 2014.

  • Frank the Demonic Rabbit in Donnie Darko

    In the 2001 horror flick, a six-foot rabbit that bares fangs (James Duval) announces the world will end in 28 days, six hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds and is generally a “terrifying symbol of innocent childhood fantasy gone horribly to seed,” according to TIME’s list of “10 Memorable Movie Rabbits.”

  • The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog

    Also on that TIME list: In Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), King Arthur and his posse from Camelot encounter the sharp-toothed bunny from guarding the cave “that marks the end of their sacred quest” and “slays three of Arthur’s finest before the crew manages to take out the creature by deploying the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.”

  • The White Rabbit in Wonderland

    Archive Photos/Getty Images

    On the set of the film Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1973) with Fiona Fullerton (Alice), Michael Crawford plays a particularly spooky interpretation of the fictional character from the Lewis Carroll series that is always late, late, late.

  • Creepin’ at the Easter Egg Roll

    Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    This bunny looks like it is trying to sneak up on President Barack Obama at the 2013 event on the White House South Lawn. Perhaps it is trying to find the right moment to solicit the commander-in-chief’s support on some pet project?

  • Bunny Dummy

    Paul Drinkwater/Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

    Walter the Easter Bunny looks pretty in pink but not impressed during a shtick with ventriloquist Jeff Dunham on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 21, 2000.

  • Snow Bunny

    Rainer Jensen/dpa/Corbis

    Bathing season at lido Strandbad Wannsee in Berlin, Germany, typically kicks off on Good Friday, even if it’s freezing. But the dark teeth on the rabbit snowman in this Mar. 29, 2013, photo is scary enough to make swimmers either run for warm shelter as fast as they can or swim as far away from it as humanly possible.

  • Orange You Glad to See Me?

    Getty Images

    …Because there’s no shortage of stock images that turn the most innocent concepts into the most terrifying photos.

  • And This…

    Getty Images

    …case in point, this image of “strong bunny protecting eggs.” Doesn’t the Easter Bunny bring eggs to children, isn’t that kind of its job? Why is this one hoarding them? What a jerk.

  • Spring Showers

    Though not as violent as the shower scene in Psycho, this scene of a rabbit lying motionless while being bathed in a sink is still off-putting.

  • Bloody Bunny

    In this prank, people get close to an old tree trunk because they think they are looking at a rare flower, but it turns out to be a bloody bunny head.

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team