Teens trapped on an island are haunted by a demon hidden inside...a pinata.
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Kyle
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Tina
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Doug
Casey Fallo ...
Monica (as Kasey Fallo)
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Jake
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Paul
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Lisa (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)
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Piñata
Julia Mendoza ...
Carmen
Aeryk Egan ...
Larry
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Julie (as Daphnee Duplaix)
Robert Tena ...
Bob
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Connie (as Tressa di Figlia)
Syante Villa ...
Shaman
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Piñata Maker
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Teens trapped on an island are haunted by a demon hidden inside...a pinata.

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You don't get voted off this island, you get slaughtered off See more »

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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David Hillenbrand:  one of the two detectives at the end. See more »

Goofs

The tent is one color when the piñata grabs Lisa, and a different color when it pulls her inside. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: Monica, I need to pee.
Monica: Just hold it in.
Lisa: I have been waiting for over an hour.
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Connections

Referenced in Pinata: Making of the Monster (2003) See more »

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Cherry Missile
by Rick Hromadka
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It took me exactly 15 minutes to decide...but I was curious!
2 December 2005 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

I think the introduction was the best part of the movie. Yes, that part where you have to be spoon fed an explanation about you are seeing (because the director thinks it's a novel idea!) Plainly, no one actually needs this explanation. I think it makes good decoration.

One thing surprised me. The visuals of the "natives" and their relationship to the piñata were interesting to watch, "most" of the time. The quality of the whole thing had that professionally rehearsed quality that you beg for in a cartoon.

If it weren't for that introduction, I may have not stayed over the 15 minute mark to see what this movie was all about.

The transition from the actually better-than-it-deserved intro-music to the MINDLESS GRUNGE sound of those inane rock guitars was my first indication that I was about to turn this movie off in a few minutes.

Then, the water gun games between the rafts. Wow, that was so compelling. The minutes were ticking. My palms were getting wet and sticky. But I forged on!

Then came the earth-shattering character development scene about a Port-O-Potty! I was breathless with anticipation. What could they think of next?

Then, believe it or not! That grungy music again! Oh, I was captivated!

After this, I had to make a life-changing decision. Would I stay or go?

OK...I stayed. Then, more character development about young people smoking pot. Folks, this was deep! You gotta believe me, here!

Then, of course comes the discovery of the awe-inspiring Piñata from hell! What does our hero do? He hits it with a stick, of course! What else would any self-respecting dude-about-town do in a situation like this?

And then.......

YOU GUESSED IT! YES!

IT came to LIFE!

And then why NOT spoil it? The rest of the plot resembles the Friday the 13th genre, of course. Pick them off, one by one...oh the TENSION, the DRAMA...the utter "grippingness" of it all!

The unanswered questions, the doubts, the comic relief...oh, the sheer artistry...

The UTTER, UTTER, uselessness of it all!

(CLICK)


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