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The Muffin Man

By Alan Ng | November 4, 2019

Do you know the Muffin Man? He’s a demented serial killer in Ethan Blum and Logan McDonald’s The Muffin Man. Based on the classic nursery rhyme, The Muffin Man is a quick two-minute fake trailer for a horror film that will never be made.

“…bakes evil muffins that come to life and attacks its victims…”

The basic plot of the fake movie is a detective on the hunt for the serial killer, The Muffin Man (W. Casey McDonald), who bakes evil muffins that come to life and attacks its victims, while finding its inspiration from classic films like Phantasm and Hellraiser. It packs a lot of fun in its two-minute runtime, cutting right to the punchlines, puns, gory practical effects, over-the-top acting, and the brother of a famous actor. Really, they would have scored more points if they got the father to star instead.

Quite frankly, I admire two-minute shorts. The filmmakers honor their audiences by not wasting their time, while only showing the best gags and effects. It’s formatted as an actual trailer too. I had to check that I’m not reviewing an actual film and I feel stupid for admitting it. You tricked me. Thank you and bravo!!!

The Muffin Man (2019)

Directed: Ethan Blum

Written: Ethan Blum, Logan McDonald

Starring: W. Casey McDonald, Mike Dobbins, etc.

Movie score: 7.5/10

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"…cutting right to the punchlines, puns, gory practical effects..."

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