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Killer Piñata 2 Kickstarter

Published May 4, 2018 by biggayhorrorfan


Angry Mule Productions is back at it again. Thankfully! This groovy group of Chicago based independent filmmakers is revisiting the world of their truly fun independent horror Killer Piñata, a great return to the goofy strain of low budget ‘80s horror, with a follow-up, Killer Piñata 2: More of Them.

Nicely, working that throwback vibe succinctly, Danny Hassel from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series fame will be joining the madness this time around. Even more importantly, the sexuality of Eliza, the film’s original lead, will be more fully explored in this venture. She will even have a kick-ass girlfriend to help her deal with the film’s horrific, candy spewing onslaught.

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To get involved and make sure that this inclusive, comedic offering sees the light of day, be sure to visit the Kickstarter campaign at:

Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Review: Killer Piñata

Published July 2, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan


Upon entering Scott Sholder’s 6th birthday party, I encountered Marty, his handsome, shirtless father. The flushed tingles that radiated throughout my body indicated that my life would never be the same. Similarly, Lindsey in the very fun Killer Piñata discovers her existence forever, and bloodily, altered after her younger brother’s natal day celebration. One of the left over piñatas is soon wrecking giggling, skittering carnage upon her and her friends and, to no seasoned viewer’s surprise, the survivors are few in number!

KP1Besides the gloriously ridiculous premise, what is most impressive about this independent terror treat is the strong females at its core. Lindsey (a quietly intense Eliza Morris) is just beginning to deal with her sexual identity issues and her struggles to come to grips with her lesbianism are echoed in her resolve and determination to fight for her life. This is a nice contrast to other Sapphic terror teens – i.e. supermodels that are often hired to lip locks in order to aggravate male pulses – in similar products. Even Rosetta (an exuberant Lindsey Ashcroft), the stereotypical flirty best friend, is presented as a determined sexual adventurer who turns the tables on the aggressive yet charming Chad (a smoothly egocentric Nate Bryan). There is even a surprising twist involving Lindsey’s take charge mother (the point blank Sheila Edmiston). Perhaps even more significantly, the Dr. Loomis quotient is filled by Joette Waters’ strong and determined The Shopkeeper, who relates the piñata’s anguished back story with spitfire and subtle comic zeal.KP3

Of course, director Stephen Tramontana, who co-wrote the script with Megan Macmanus, delivers on the piece’s expected ludicrousness. The effects are often simple, but Lindsay’s ever devoted ex-boyfriend Scott (the appropriately confused Billy Chengary) is the focus of one of the film’s most ambitious and re-DICK-u-lous set pieces. This moment, alone, is sure to have audiences laughing and squirming at the same time.

Filmed in 8 days, in and out of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, Killer Piñata is, ultimately, a truly professional looking product and evidence of what can be done with a small budget and limited resources when passion and skill are involved. It is obvious that everyone, from the cast members to the crew, was taken in by this project’s quirky charms. Granted, the pacing flags a bit in some of the dialogue heavy sections and one or two of the gag bits don’t connect. But, overall, this is an incredibly impressive venture and one looks forward to future cinematic concoctions, in particular those focusing on strong female action types, from Angry Mule Productions.


Killer Piñata is available for purchase on Amazon –

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!


Killer Pinata Premieres!

Published December 3, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

Killer pinata 1Holy Boxer Shorts, Horror Lovers! The zany, bloody and totally fabulous Killer Pinata is having it’s premiere this Friday, 11/4/2015, at the Logan Theatre in Chicago.

Filmed as love letter to terror comedies and to the eclectic variety of the community of Logan Square, where it was produced, Killer Pinata not only sounds like loads of fun, but it is adding to the social order by featuring a strong and resourceful heroine – who just happens to be gay! Oh, and there is, also, handsome actor Nate Bryan (pictured above) fighting the titular monster in his skivvies. What more could you ask for?

Tickets are going fast, so if you are Midwest fabulous, be sure to reserve yours at KillerPinataMovie@gmail,com, as quick as you can.


….and be sure to keep the candy bursting at, as well!

Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!



Killer Piñata Trailer!

Published March 11, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Not only do the best things come in the smallest packages, but it now appears, with the amazing advent of Angry Mule Productions’ Killer Piñata, that the deadliest do, as well.

The trailer for this should be horror epic has just been unleashed– and birthday parties, around the world, will never again be the same!

Be sure to keep up with the candied carnage at, as well.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Killer Piñata: Behind the Scenes

Published December 9, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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So, that time I skipped off to school wearing nothing but a blood specked garter belt? That was a bad kind of revealing. Fortunately for everyone else, the divine folks at Angry Mule Productions know all about good revelations and have recently unleashed some behind the scenes set pictures from their upcoming, extremely fun sounding epic Killer Piñata.killer pinata 3

Looks like a blast, huh? And no blindfolds needed. Well, at least, not yet.
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Be sure to keep up with all the mayhem that Killer Piñata has to offer at

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Killer Piñata

Published October 24, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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As a (former) country boy, I’ve faced down rampaging pigs, bowel grinding horses and hordes of massacre minded llamas! (Don’t ask.) But nothing could prepare me for the hilarious horrors due to the overindulgence of a sinister party favor!

If you feel the same way, now is the time to rejoice! Resourceful Angry Mule Productions is plotting to bring a Troma style miracle into the world entitled Killer Piñata. Promising the silly terror antics of Uncle Lloyd at his best, this production is set to feature plenty of enjoyable set pieces and features a kick-ass female behind-the-scenes (Jennifer Kunkel) and a strong lesbian lead as the plot’s focal point, as well.

Intrigued? Then be sure to fill up on the falling scare-candy that is Killer Piñata at:

And if you have a few extra pennies dancing in the bottom of your pockets, check out the KP funding campaign, as well: .

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan