B-Movie Review: Killer Piñata

A possessed piñata, seeking to avenge the savagery that humanity has inflicted on his kind, picks off a group of friends, one by one, in an unending night of terror.

Well then. This is a film about a Killer Piñata. A Piñata that kills people.

If I’d ever actually hit a piñata before, I’d probably be feeling terrible right about now but my integrity remains intact.

With a film budget of $3,000 , a possessed piñata goes on a rampage to seek vengeance for its mistreated brethren. This involves unfairly poisoning a homeless guy with candy poop, creative use of nipple clamps and causing a couple of the characters to recreate that infamous Family Guy scene with all the puke.

The acting and camera work is exactly what you’d expect for a budget this low, but that doesn’t detract from the excellence that is this production. I think my favourite little easter eggs in this flick is looking at the random stuff in the house they film it in and spotting all the proof that it’s the home of a Millennial – I’m looking at you, Buffy and Angel box sets…

The best character by far is the piñata – he’s very expressive for a rainbow coloured donkey, and gets his point across very well with his growling and expressive sticker eyes. It brings me great joy to see characters engaged in a life-or-death battle with this inanimate object. A close second has to be the hook handed shopkeeper whose hook hand arm is so much longer than her other because she is, in fact, holding a hook. The reason for her hook hand may have been explained at one point, but I will admit that I was pouring myself another rum and coke and may have missed it, but it honestly didn’t need explaining – it made just as much sense as any other thing going on at the time.

‘Alright you brightly colored son of a bitch!’ – Scott, shortly after the weird scene in the garage

To its credit, nothing about this film takes itself seriously. It gets progressively more ridiculous but never lets itself down in doing so. It’s very self-aware and therefore KNOWS that there are people out there who will love it.

As silly and funny as this film is, it’s pretty stomach churning in parts and not suitable for under 18s (there’s some graphic dis’member’ment in it).

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