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Logan-Set Horror Flick 'Killer Piñata' So Bad You'll Want to Own It

By Paul Biasco | June 13, 2016 4:35pm
"Killer Piñata" is set in and was filmed in Logan Square.
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Killer Piñata

LOGAN SQUARE — An independent filmmaking team's "love letter to Logan Square" is now available to rent or own.

"Killer Piñata" was both shot and set in Logan Square and premiered at the Logan Theater in December.

The micro-budget flick was produced by a four-member team that runs Angry Mule Productions in their spare time.

The film is shot in the style of a "B movie" horror comedy and features many neighborhood landmarks throughout. IMDB.com describes the film as the story of how "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."

The protagonist is a hook-handed woman whose goal is to hunt down the evil papier-mâché beast.

In December ahead of the premier, one of the producers explained how the four filmmakers, who work at a healthcare consulting and recruiting firm, watch a lot of movies together — many of them terrible.

"We eventually reached the point where we literally did watch every single movie on Netflix that was two stars or under and we decided to make our own," producer Jennifer Kunkel said.

When they were trying to raise money on Indiegogo to make the film, they called their planned flick "a throwback to the straight-to-video horror gems of the 1990s."

"Will it feature great acting? No. Will it showcase ground-breaking special effects? Probably not. Will the piñata succeed in his bloodlust? You'll have to watch to find out!"

The full-length movie is available on Vimeo for $1.99 to rent or $4.99 to buy or through killerpinata.com, where customers can select a "pay what you want" option. 

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