Bunnies From Hell

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Name: Bunnies From Hell
Date(s): 1989-?
Focus: Vidding, Vid collections
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Bunnies From Hell is a vidding collective based in the Philadelphia area whose works have appeared at MediaWest*Con and other conventions. Members include Patricia D., Anne M., Karel S., Judy Chien (Thumper), and Jean Curley.

The collective showed their Media West vids on the same tape in years where multiple members attended, but they did not always collaborate extensively on individual vids. Many were the work of one or two members only. Some of their songtapes ended with clever "recap" credits which showed the vidder's name followed by 10-15 second snippets from each of the vids they had edited.

From a fan in 1992:

Judy Chien is about the only one still making videos, or at least she was the only one who showed any at MediaWest last year. At the 1992 MediaWest video room, she showed "Hotel California" for _The Prisoner_ (obvious, but it had never been done before) and "Wicked Game" (the one that goes "Oh, I never wanted to fall in love with you .. what a wicked thing to do, to make me fall in love with you..." ) for _Twin Peaks_ (very haunting and serious). Last year [1991], she won a prize for "The Addams Family Theme" for _Twin Peaks_. One of the other members did a beautiful QL one, to Simon and Garfunkel's "Bookends Theme" -- Al's interaction with Beth from "M.I.A." -- I only saw that one once, about three years ago, and it still sticks in my mind.

"The Bunnies from Hell" got their name from one of their first videos, Blake's 7 to Beatrix Potter's Tale of Peter Rabbit, with Travis as Mr. McGregor. [1]
From Textual Poachers (1992):
Many of the earliest videomakers were self-taught, experimenting with their home video recorders, discovering for themselves what effects they could achieve. Increasingly, fan artists are holding workshops at conventions teaching other fans the secrets of their craft, though some insist that the peculiarities of different VCRs require newcomers to develop their own techniques. As one member of Bunnies From Hell explained at a MediaWest workshop on videomaking, "You have to know yourself, you have to know your own reflexes and your own machines. If you have a machine that has a four second rollback, you have to adjust to it. You need to know how long the machine will stay on pause without shutting off. . . . My technique probably won't work for you and your equipment."

List of Vids

This is not a comprehensive list of vids, mainly a focus of vids shown at or around the time of MediaWest*Con.



  • These Are the Times to Remember by Billy Joel -War of the Worlds
  • I Am By Your Side by Corey Hart -War of the Worlds
  • I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead by Weird Al Yankovich -War of the Worlds
  • Don't Pay the Ferryman by Chris De Burgh -War of the Worlds
  • In the Eye by Suzanne Vega -Wiseguy - Judy

Not MediaWest

  • Like a Virgin -War of the Worlds
  • Lord, Help Us to Survive -War of the Worlds
  • Take Me Away -War of the Worlds
  • Hand of God by Cynthia McQuillan -Dune



  • I Am a Rock -Alien Nation
  • Addicted to Love -Wiseguy - Judy
  • In a Burning Heart by Survivor -War of the Worlds (vid by Judy)
  • Chains by Cynthia McQuillan from her album Singer in the Shadow -The Professionals
  • Help! -War of the Worlds (vid by Anne M.)
  • Worms of the Earth -Robin of Sherwood (vid by Jean C.)
  • Empty Chairs, Empty Tables -War of the Worlds (vid by Judy)
  • Nobody's Side -Wiseguy - (vid by Judy )
  • The Photograph -War of the Worlds (vid by Anne M.)
  • By Your Side - Simon & Simon (vid by Karel)
  • Slime Creatures from Outer Space -War of the Worlds (vid by Judy)
  • Bookends - Quantum Leap
  • Spare a Thought for Me -Witness (vid by Judy)
  • Me and My Friend -War of the Worlds (vid by Judy)

Found on a Quantum Leap Playlist

  • I Feel Pretty (from West Side Story)

War of the Worlds first season

  • I'm Evil (Trouble) sung by Elvis Presley
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

War of the Worlds second season/Les Miserables videos

  • Look Down
  • Empty Chairs, Empty Tables
  • At the End of the Day
  • I Dreamed a Dream
  • Stars
  • Bring Him Home
  • One Day More
  • Will You Join in Our Crusade?


These are both by Judy Chien and were shown at MediaWest.


These are both by Judy Chien and were shown at MediaWest.

Not Mediawest but found on another tape

  • Sara by Jefferson Starship (Dr Who)


This was by Judy Chien and was shown at MediaWest.


All of these were shown at MediaWest.

  • The Impossible Dream -Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • One-Man Magical Show -The Magician
  • Stars -War of the Worlds
  • Fathers -Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
  • Born to Run -Mad Max
  • One Moment in Time -War of the Worlds
  • Theme to "Crime Story" -The Fugitive
  • I Will Find You -The X-Files
  • When I Look At You --Forever Knight
  • If There Hadn't Been You --Forever Knight
  • Holding Out for Hero -A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Sandy Herrold writes: Holding Out for Hero: The definitive response to the million other vids to this song -- this one was about a boy named Hero.


This was by Judy Chien and was shown at MediaWest.


Vids Not Shown At MediaWest

  • Bad to the Bone --Forever Knight
  • Passionate Kisses -Forever Knight
  • Amazing Grace -Forever Knight


Vids Shown At MediaWest

  • Comedy Tonight -War of the Worlds
  • I Need to Be Loved Too Much -Star Trek: Voyager
  • The Dance -War of the Worlds
  • Possession -Star Trek: Voyager
  • Into the Fire -War of the Worlds
  • Living in the Moment -Star Trek: Voyager
  • One Friend Left (#1) -War of the Worlds
  • One Friend Left (#2) -War of the Worlds
  • I Know How the River Feels -Star Trek: Voyager
  • Caribbean Blue -One Life to Live
  • Science Fiction Double Feature -Mystery Science Theater 3000


Not MediaWest

  • Torn Buffy, the Vampire Slayer


List may be inaccurate as not all vids may have been shown

  • Momma Said There'd Be Days Like This -Star Trek: Voyager
  • Behind Those Eyes of Blue -Star Trek: Voyager
  • Living in the Moment -Star Trek: Voyager
  • Possession -Star Trek: Voyager
  • When I Look at You -Star Trek: Voyager
  • I Need to Be Loved Too Much -Star Trek: Voyager
  • I Know How the River Feels -Star Trek: Voyager
  • For the Very First Time -Star Trek: Voyager
  • In a Very Unusual Way -Star Trek: Voyager
  • It's Only Love -Star Trek: Voyager
  • This is Your Brain on Love -Star Trek: Voyager
  • Invincible -Star Trek: Voyager


  1. ^ comments at Virgule-L, quoted anonymously (December 2, 1992)