One of the joys of growing up Hispanic, or in parts of the country with large Hispanic populations, is that at one point or another, you got invited to a birthday party as kid that involved a piñata grand finale. Can anything be more enjoyable to the average eight-year-old than the ability to swing a baseball bat, beat up Darth Vader or Superman, and then get an awesome candy reward as a result?
Of course, most of the piñatas available to us as kids at these birthday parties were more family friendly fare, so we never got to swing that bat at the pop culture characters that really freaked us out as children and gave us all nightmares.
But thanks to the folks at Bloody Disgusting, we've learned about the amazing custom pinatas of Etsy seller HangMeOfficial, who have created a series of piñatas based on the icons of classic horror films like Ash from the Evil Dead, little possessed Regan from The Exorcist, Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King, plus slasher royalty like Chucky, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Leatherface.
Characters from the films of Tim Burton, like Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice, are also represented here, and even poor Glenn from The Walking Dead get his own piñata, which is rather fitting, considering how he met his end. And before you ask, yes, the Glenn piñata comes with his own version of Lucille, Negan's beloved baseball bat that did him in. (Too soon?)
You can see the entire selection of horror icon pinatas in our gallery below, and for these and other pop culture inspired creations, be sure to go to HangMeOfficial's Etsy page.
What do you think of the cool horror piñatas? Are you like me, and hoping Pinhead and Candyman join up? I mean, who would be more appropriate than Candyman for a piñata, right? Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments.
More horror? Okay!