BBFC bans The Bunny Game

The Bunny Game is the latest horror film to be banned by the BBFC.

The intense torture movie stars Rodleen Getsic as a drug-addicted prostitute kidnapped by a truck driver and subjected to a gruesome ordeal. The BBFC has a rejected the film meaning it won’t be released on DVD in the UK.

In a statement issue the BBFC said “The principal focus of The Bunny Game is the unremitting sexual and physical abuse of a helpless woman, as well as the sadistic and sexual pleasure the man derives from this.”

While BBFC director David Cooke clarified, “It is the Board’s carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Board’s Guidelines, would risk potential harm within the terms of the Video Recordings Act, and would accordingly be unacceptable to the public.”

Trinity X, who picked up The Bunny Game in Cannes has been invited to resubmit the film with cuts, though the BBFC has emphasised there’s no guarantee it’ll be passed even with cuts.

This decision follows the recent announcement that the previously rejected The Human Centipede 2 would be getting a release on 4 November after a re-cut version was submitted.

The Bunny Game Director Adam Rehmeier commented "Rodleen and I didn't make ' The Bunny Game ' to glamorise prostitution. It is far from an erotic film. It is a modern cautionary tale grounded in reality."

While Trinity X co-director called the decision “disappointing, worrying and sad”.

So there you go – one more torture porn you’ll have to knock of your Christmas list.

Rosie is the former editor of Total Film, before she moved to be the Special Edition Editor for the magazine group at Future. After that she became the Movies Editor at Digital Spy, and now she's the UK Editor of Den of Geek. She's an experienced movie and TV journalist, with a particular passion for horror.