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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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A Weekend To Dismember. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

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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Plastic Jesus
by Rick Hromadka
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This movie should be in the "comedy" section at the video store!
28 February 2004 | by Aussie StudSee all my reviews

Thankfully, I didn't waste my money renting this movie, I watched it on cable instead, where it was part of the AMC Friday night "Frightfest" line-up. The only thing I seem to have wasted was my time and my last remaining brain cell.

However, I think the cable channel mistook this movie for a "horror" film where it should have been more appropriately slotted between an airing of "AIRPLANE II" and "STEWARDESS SCHOOL".

My curiosity to see this movie spiked when I discovered that Xander from "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" was starring in it. The first chuckles came when the credits list him as a "Producer", followed by the blatant rip off of the opening credits from the movie "THE THIRTEENTH WARRIOR".

But never mind that, after you get past the hilarious introduction which shows how the evil piñata is created, the movie kicks into overdrive as we flash forward to the present day where a group of frat kids are heading to an island for an underwear scavenger hunt! I kid you not, some people actually spent a lot of time and effort to think up this highly original plot.

I for one was expecting something similar to Nicholas Brendon's last beach horror movie, "PSYCHO BEACH PARTY" which turned out to be a rather amusing camp trash mini-classic. Apparently, Brendon was looking to steer himself in a more "serious" direction and decided to leave the laugh track behind.

Unfortunately, the laugh track follows him to this particular movie as well, but for all the wrong reasons. All of the characters are incredibly annoying, so you're just praying that this piñata thing shows up really fast so it can start the bloodshed. And when it finally does show up, that is when the real laughter begins!

I haven't laughed this hard since, well, "PSYCHO BEACH PARTY"! The piñata looks like it was created on someone's home computer, a Commodore 64 perhaps. You can't help but laugh when you see it's eyes glow orange and you suddenly get to see through "Pinata vision" which is apparently a poor attempt at copying "PREDATOR", but this time, we get to see its victims as orange triangles stacked on top of each other (LOL).

I agree with another user's comment here, before seeing this movie, I was picturing some sort of papier-mache donkey that is brought to life and goes on some sort of a killing rampage. Watching this particular "piñata" running around clubbing people to death with a yard stick was too hilarious for words.

There is one scene that involves a dirt buggy crashing into a log and "blowing up". The 'explosion' graphics look like they were spliced right out of a video game. In fact, I don't even think they used a "green screen" when filming this particular scene as it looks like they transferred a CGI "fireball" from the early-90's computer game "DOOM" directly onto the film - the graphics don't even match the surrounding scenery and the flames overlap the trees! They must have had a lot of good times while filming this. I could picture the director shouting to the girl, "Now fly through the air like you're dodging a fireball!", the girl trying to keep a straight face while improvising at the same time.

The acting is also in a field of its own. If you want to call what these actors are doing, "acting" - there is a scene where one girl is picking underwear off a roped line and decides to skip a few for no reason. The whole point of them being there is to COLLECT AS MANY PAIRS OF UNDERWEAR AS YOU CAN - which would probably also explain why one of the guys also decides to leave several boxers pinned to a bush. Priceless!

The worst actor out of all of them was the one handcuffed to Nicholas Brendon - Jaime Presley. I had to click on her name to see what else she had been in and was not surprised at all to see that most of it had either gone straight-to-video or was a small cameo in a two-bit television show on UPN.

The dialog was downright embarrassing. When Nicholas Brendon tries to impress Jaime Presley at the beginning of the movie by explaining the history of "Cinco de Mayo" after everyone else at the table had passed for stupidity, I just burst out laughing. This movie was simply awful!

Also, when did they change the name of this movie to "DEMON ISLAND"? Is this a laughable attempt at trying to rename the film to trick people into seeing it after the bad word of mouth gets around?

After watching this trash, one can only hope that someone would fill a real piñata with copies of this movie so we can all have a go at it with a wooden bat.

My Rating - 0 out of 10


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