Director: Justin Timpane
Cast: Daniel Ross, Cory Okouchi, Dan Guy
Production Company: Endlight Entertainment
Runtime: 90 minutes
Do you like classic monsters? How about kung-fu fighting? Maybe comedy’s more your thing. Like them all? Well, have I got a movie for you! Director Justin Timpane has unleashed a genre-bending epic with his film, Ninjas vs. Monsters (2012).
In the movie, a group of highly-skilled ninjas are pitted against the most evil creatures that have ever existed. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Werewolf join forces in order to destroy our heroes and conquer an unsuspecting world.
This is the third in a series of films, which started with Ninjas vs. Zombies (2008), and continued with Ninjas vs. Vampires (2010). When watched all together, the three movies neatly create one great adventure. This one is the most spectacular, and can easily be watched on its own.
The movie is a fantastic combination of comedy, horror, and pulse-pounding action. Fans of any, or even all of these genres, will definitely find something to enjoy here. The action sequences are well-choreographed and very exciting to watch.
It’s awesome to see so many well-known monsters in on place, but there are also evil clowns, zombies, witches, and lots of ninjas. Many of the cast members have already been together in other films, so their rapport and timing is excellent. I care for them, and often find them amusing.
Special effects also play an important part in this movie. Many of the characters have special powers, thus very different effects accompany each of them. This is a very ambitious independent movie that works on every level. Expect great digital and practical effects…
There’s even a brief cameo appearance by Karlos Borloff from Monster Madhouse! As an indie horror fan, I really can’t ask for much more. In fact, there are so many pop-culture and horror references that I couldn’t possibly mention them all in this review.
Ninjas vs. Monsters combines fast-paced martial arts with fiendish monster action. Enough humour is tossed in to make the blend all the more palatable. This is a really satisfying movie that deserves your attention. Maybe you should even give the entire series a go…
– John Migliore
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