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Piñata: Survival Island Reviews

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November 29, 2015
A fun idea but the boring, badly acted, lifeless execution makes it a dreadfully dull watch.
July 24, 2013
This is a good movie in my opinion :) Watch it every year during October!
½ February 2, 2013
In this movie you will find familiar faces from shows like: "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer", "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch", "Star Trek: Voyager" and "My Name Is Earl". For some people even that wouldn't be enough to get through the movie since it's been trashed so hard, but to be honest, i believe that if you can get pass the fact that the Piñata demon looks pretty fake, you might actually find the movie quite enjoyable and fast-moving. So be open-minded.
½ January 31, 2013
I actually hated this movie and I don't 'hate' very many films.
January 25, 2013
On par with most of the SyFy movies out there. Could have done without the "pinata vision", everyone wants to take after the Predator movie, but they don't seem to get that there was an actual reason for showing people how the Predator saw the world. "Pinata vision" on the other hand, no reason, just a big red blur. It didn't even help him see souls, the whole reason he was hunting people down, so that was kind of ridiculous.
Also, I'm not sure why there were several forms of the pinata, because there was no real relevance to it, it just seemed to change for no reason at all. No story line information, like after so many souls it would turn into a real demon or something, they just decided to make it change into new things. Would have been more of a cult classic if it only had the original pinata form. The CG effects were what you'd expect for this kind of movie, a lot of quick glances of the pinata with blur effects on it to try and cover up the lower grade CG. Probably would have been more fun if they had an actual person in a pinata suit, cause I actually liked the way it looked, kind of had a creepy Chucky Doll vibe to it.

All-in-all it was a fun movie to watch, I wouldn't dismiss it totally if you are just looking for something fun and a bit silly.
½ December 9, 2012
A bit low in graphics but good acting and plot!
½ October 20, 2012
a bunch of college students looking for some fun on an island. who happen to stumble into a murderous tribal piñata demon thing. it wouldn't have been so bad if the monster wasn't such a piece of crap. its 10% guy in suit and 90% BAD CGI. the suit they have actually was not BAD, but it would keep cutting with quick flashes back and forth to a CGI render which looked soo fake and computerized. the kill and chase scenes are laughably awful. with this kind of movie, you sorta just hope for at least a few creative kills that make you jump or open your eyes, and maybe some skin. Jaime pressly is alright but definitely not worth watching this just for her... there was little gore if any and no nudity. just saying- might have made it a TAD bit more worth watching This movie isn't even soo bad that it's good type of movie...it's just sadly all bad, verging on painfully lame....not recommended.
½ October 12, 2012
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½ June 25, 2012
Awful film, absolutely awful.
April 21, 2012
I like this movie....it's very bloody....and creative!
April 16, 2012
hey look everybody! it's the worst concept for a horror movie ever! a pinata, really? we're really so lost for ideas that humankind made this? worth watching just to watch the WORST STONER ACTING EVER!
April 5, 2012
so many things wrong with this for a horror movie, now comedy party drunk/high movie then its amazing.

lemme give u the main run down of this bitch

alp right so u got a buncha idiot college students who by the first 5 minutes u already dont like most of them. well they go to this island each student representing a different fraternity/sorority. they have to play a stupid game where under wear (male & female) has been hidden everywhere & they have to collect them. the teams r one girl one guy. ud b expecting so fun but your mistaken, nothing kinky for this one. so as it turns out nicholas brenden & jamie pressley were ex's & guess what their a team. anyhow an idiot named bob & his partner manage to get out of their handcuffs. she finds some ugly ass pinata (btw, pinata (the cute kind) have alchoholic beverages, but not this one). the origin of this evil pinata is some village sinned alot apparently & they made a pinata out of clay & put their sins into it & pushed it to sea or some stupid shit like that. so back to now, bob (dumbass) hits it with a stick & surprise surprise it doesnt break. lisa finds a rock & bob cracks the pinata. some scream happens & they dont know what it is cuz well they were blazing it. so the pinatas gone & it beats bob wuth a stick. after hes dead lisa finally runs. she finds other players & tells them what happened but they laughed & kept going (something stolen in the scifi movie supergator, which was shitty) so the girl get clobered in the head with a shovel, the pinata turrns to the guy & just kills him, they dont show how. now the reason this is so comedic is well the dialogue is pretty terrible, the acting isnt amazing but pretty decsent considering (btw, the most realistic screams ive ever heard) & if u look at the damn pinata its hilarious. so continue through a buncha bullshit "story" & another death harvey from sabrina the teenage witch & his partner add their underwear together & c the ugly ass pinata & walk up to it. they laugh but boom pinata makes a nut shot & rips it all out. the girl cant run free cuz she is handcuffed, & she dies to. so at camp (this might b switched with the latest death)isa explains what happened to the hosts. they run around the island, the guy gets beaten to death the girl maggie some how gets away even though she stood there screaming for 5 minutes. pinata is on the hunt & eventually everyone (whos alive) gets back to camp,isa tells her story & nich tells the pinataegend, where lisa reizes the scream "like the pain of a village". they eventually decide to look for everyone. one guy magically gets hung by pinata & no one realizes it. nich & jamie want to continue on, but lisa & the only mexican of the movie go back to camp. but lisa needs to tinkle. she hears a noise. looms like a deer in the middle of the street. mexican turns around to c pinata go tarzan on a vine & chop her head off. nich & jamie hear lisa scream & run to her. nich decides to go look for it (dumbass) but finds maggie instead lisa runs like a maniac in some random direction & jamie makes a stick arrow for nich to follow when he comes back. lisa gets to camp & sees a tent movie with someone inside. thinking its a friend but surprise its the pinata. it drags her in killing her. jamie almost gets the same fate but pinata came out. chases 4 a while, jamue finds the others & they prepare for a showdown thats beyond stupid. for some reason it refused to kill nich like all the others & how maggie didnt die is beyond me. also it has the shittiest last minute ever
½ March 31, 2012
movie was pretty bad...
March 2, 2012
Hehehe, silly movie.
½ February 15, 2012
Nothing really happens in this film,its really dull & crappy.
½ January 28, 2012
For some reason, this movie reminds me of another one: "From Hell It Came". I rated this one an extra 1/2 star, though, because at least this production seemed to recognize that it was tongue-in-cheek horror...
½ November 25, 2011
Avoid at all costs!!!
½ November 15, 2011
Unbelievable premise. Totally rediculous. Didn't even have humor in the horrible horror movie.
½ October 25, 2011
Possibly one of the worst movies ever made. The plot is so incredibly ridiculous that it sounds so bad it could be good. Not the case. The "special effects" are so laughable that a high school AV Club kid could whoop their ass. We watch the pinata, I can not even write without laughing, morph to a speedy T-Rex, then an air snake, and also get the pleasure of looking at the victims through his kaleidoscope eyes. Horror-ific.
½ September 28, 2011
A pinata comes to live and starts killing college students at a Cinco de Mayo party. Now in addition to that outlandishly laughable plot, add some beautiful, B-grade actoids (including some former nude models) and some special effects so bad they're reminiscent of the original Star Trek TV series. The filmmakers were left with a bowl of lemons, but still could have made fun, campy lemonade. But the didn't, and as a result made a film that would be a complete and utter waste of an hour and half you will never get back. Why on earth would you put two former Playboy models, Jaime Pressly (before her "My Name is Earl" fame) and Daphnee Duplaix, and have them show hardly any skin whatsoever? That's just wrong.
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