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Survival Island (2002)

A group of teens trapped on an island, and are haunted by a demon hidden inside a pinata.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Brendon ... Kyle
Jaime Pressly ... Tina
Eugene Byrd ... Doug
Casey Fallo Casey Fallo ... Monica (as Kasey Fallo)
Nate Richert ... Jake
Garrett Wang ... Paul
Lara Wickes ... Lisa (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)
Ed Gale ... Piñata
Julia Mendoza Julia Mendoza ... Carmen
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... Larry
Daphne Duplaix ... Julie (as Daphnee Duplaix)
Robert Tena Robert Tena ... Bob
Tressa DiFiglia ... Connie (as Tressa di Figlia)
Syante Villa Syante Villa ... Shaman
Manny Twofeathers ... Piñata Maker
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A group of teens trapped on an island, and 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 »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

At the end, the girl runs at the creature and says "How do you like this, motherfucker?" with her mouth shut. 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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Plastic Jesus
by Rick Hromadka
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You've got to be kidding me
30 October 2008 | by kuhdshSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Piñata: Survival Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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1.85 : 1
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