“The Muffin Man” is the Gore-tastic Fake-Trailer That Will Get You in the Halloween Spirit
Fresh off of an award winning festival run (Best Short Film: Brooklyn Horror Film Festival – Home Invasion, Best Micro Short: FilmQuest, and more) The over the top grindhouse fake-trailer “The Muffin Man” is on YouTube just in time for Halloween!
While it borrows liberally from b-horror classics of the 80s, it’s the common scary movie trope of “creepy kids singing” that really inspired this darkly comic goof on the classic Muffin Man nursery rhyme. On Drury Lane everything thinks they know The Muffin Man, but really he’s a sadistic killer unleashing his army of possessed muffin on the local mall punks and bored housewives.
Directed by Brooklyn based filmmaker Ethan Blum, The Muffin Man is packed full of everything a horror fan could want: practical effects, bad puns, muffinized tributes to classics like Phantasm and Hellraiser, and like every good b-movie, a famous guy’s brother. Yes, W. Casey McDonald, who plays the titular villain with endearing cheesiness, is the brother of Christopher “Shooter McGavin” McDonald.
Worth a watch for the absolutely over the top “face mixer” death scene alone. Check out The Muffin Man now!