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Demon Island (2002)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  14 June 2002 (USA)
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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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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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Piñata  »

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Trivia

The movie was originally shot with no computer effects for the monster, just an actor in a rubber suit. The final cut was deemed not scary enough, and all the computer effects for the creature were added. See more »

Goofs

During the escape attempt, Tina handcuffs the Molotov cocktail to the back of the monster's head. In one shot, the bottle falls to the ground. In the next shot, it is back on the creature's head. 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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Plastic Jesus
by Rick Hromadka
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You've got to be kidding me
30 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must say, this movie is a joke. From a distance, the plot sounds like a funny comedy from the 80's like "Weekend at Bernie's" or something. But as soon as you find out that this film is meant to be a serious horror flick, it officially becomes your first step towards the cliff dive that is "Demon Island" (or as some know it as, "Pinata: Survival Island"). A demonic piñata? Really? That's the best you could come up with? The "Wizard of Oz" has a more frightening plot (and at least that had attacking, flying monkeys. Now THAT will scare you).

What really put the icing on the cake for me, though, is the "special effects" that were used. Now, don't get me wrong, there were a few (and I use the term lightly) shots that I thought made the "monster" look kinda cool, but everything else just made it look like it came straight out of a Power Rangers movie. Seeing what the "monster's" vision looked like just made it worse. I was like watching a frame-by-frame video of a photo-negative kaleidoscope. About 3/4 of the time I couldn't even tell what was going on, making it look like just a giant mess of colors on the screen. I do have to applaud the effects artists for making things like the explosions look just like those from the terrorist shooting games in the arcade. Bravo.

Overall, I have to say this looks more like an attempt at a more grown-up version of the "Scooby-Doo" movie (especially the scene where they are being chased on the 4-wheelers, and if you've seen both movies, you'll know exactly what I mean). The only people I would recommend this film to are ones that are either really high or want a bad movie to laugh at.


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